Sciatica : Evaluation, Diagnosis & Management - 5 Hours



This course provides comprehensive overview of symptoms, potential causes of sciatic pain, evaluation, diagnosis, and various treatment / therapy applications that are known to be effective in treating debilitating pain of the lower extremities. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to learn: 

  • Define sciatica and common medical terms for sciatic pain
  • The signs and symptoms of sciatica
  • The most common site of nerve root compression
  • The pathophysiology, anatomy, and sensory functions of the sciatic nerve
  • The risk factors and causes of sciatica
  • The diagnostic testing for etiology of sciatica
  • The role of conservative management in sciatica
  • The components of a thorough subjective history in physical therapy evaluation
  • The elements of objective examination and interpretation of objective findings to determine etiology of sciatica
  • The role of modalities in management of sciatic pain
  • The anatomy and pathophysiology of spinal disc herniation
  • The physical therapy treatment considerations for spinal disc herniation
  • Define derangement syndrome
  • The clinical applications of the McKenzie technique for derangement syndrome
  • Define neural gliding and neural flossing
  • The anatomy, pathophysiology and function of the piriformis muscle
  • The clinical treatment of piriformis syndrome
  • Define spondylosis
  • Define spinal stenosis
  • Treatment considerations for spinal stenosis
  • Define spondylolisthesis
  • The types of spondylolisthesis
  • The pathophysiology of musculotendinous injuries causing sciatica
  • Appropriate treatment options for sciatica caused by musculotendinous injuries
  • The role of pregnancy in causing sciatica
  • Appropriate treatment options for pregnancy related sciatica
  • The role of posture and body mechanics in the causes and treatment of sciatica
  • Importance of patient education in long-term management of sciatica
  • Role of Occupational Therapy in management of pain due to sciatica


Author:  Chele Heid PT, CLT, CMT, RYT 

Contact Hours : 5 Hours / 5 PDR 

Cost: $40 / Participant

Teaching Method : Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (pdf) Certificate By Email

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Approvals: State Board of Physical Therapy & American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) State Chapters Approved. Please visit accreditation section for fill list: Click Here

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