01244 37 37 57
01244 37 37 57

Physiotherapy for Sciatica

Chester's only clinic for: Self-funding patients; Bupa, AXA & Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health, Aviva and Allianz

Sciatica is a specific type of low back pain that normally radiates from the low back into the buttocks, hip, and then down the leg into the foot. Our fully qualified physiotherapists have years of experience in treating and alleviating sciatica pain.

What are the symptoms and causes of sciatica?

What causes sciatica?

  • Injury to a muscle, ligament.
  • Trauma injury to the lumbar spine or sciatic nerve.
  • A herniated or slipped disc that causes pressure on a nerve root.
  • Degenerative disc disease is the natural wear down of the discs between vertebrae of the spine.
  • Spinal stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Osteoarthritis. Bone spurs can form in aging spines and compress lower back nerves.
  • Spondylolisthesis is a slippage of one vertebra so that it is out of line with the one above it, narrowing the opening through which the nerve exits.

Symptoms usually include:

  • Moderate to severe pain in lower back, buttock and down your leg.
  • Numbness or weakness in your lower back, buttock, leg or feet.
  • Pain that worsens with movement; loss of movement.
  • “Pins and needles” feeling in your legs, toes or feet.
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control (due to cauda equina).
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Physiotherapy treatment for sciatica

We combine traditional physiotherapy treatment including manipulation, mobilisation, massage, acupuncture, interferential, Shockwave, Podiatric Biomechanical Assessments and specific exercise therapy.

Our fully qualified and experienced physiotherapists are able to treat sciatica by reducing nerve pressure caused by poorly moving spinal joints as well as easing muscular tension in the lower spine, buttock and leg.

This is achieved by using a combination of the following techniques:

  • Spinal mobilisations.
  • Massage therapy and trigger point therapy.
  • Stretching tight muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.
  • Shockwave Therapy and other electrical stimulation devices.
  • Advice in relation to how to minimise pressure and irritation of the sciatic nerve.
  • A series of home stretching exercises.
  • Ice and heat to help aid your recovery.
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Chester's most experienced and established physiotherapy clinic

InMotion Clinics welcomed the former 10Bridge physiotherapy clinic mid-2018. 10Bridge had already developed an excellent reputation for its expertise in the management of patients with sciatica and musculoskeletal problems. Its founder, Mark Browes was previously recruited to be first-team Physio for Liverpool FC.

Our Graduate Physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice, and are registered with the Health Professions Council.

Appointment Costs

Many of our patients are self-referred and book in with us directly.

We are also recognised by all major private health insurers. This would be useful if you wish to be reimbursed through any scheme that you (or your employer) subscribes to. Please ask us for further details and we’ll be happy to advise you.

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Initial 45 minute appointment

If you would like to book in with either Mark, Harriet or Serina, initial appointments (45 minutes, including treatment) are £56.00.

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30 minute follow-on appointments

Follow-on treatments for 30 minutes are £47


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You can book online using the green button.

You may also call us on 01244 37 37 57.


Our comprehensive list of available treatments

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If you find it difficult to look after your feet, our Chiropody services will be just what you need.

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Massage Therapy

We can provide the latest treatments for specific areas of pain. In your Initial consultation and treatment we will discuss your massage needs and recommend the best approach for you.

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Shockwave Therapy

We are proud to be Chester's first clinic to use an Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Machine for the benefit of our patients.

Aesthetic Therapy

Our fully refurbished clinic is equipped to provide a full range of Clinical Aesthetic services.