Hey y’all, it’s Doctor Jo and my assistant with me today is Bailey again. And today I’m going to be talking about your piriformis. So lots of times I hear people say they’ve got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybody has a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of times that piriformis muscle is causing the pain. So we’re gonna show you some stretches to stretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. Alright let’s go on to our backs. Here we go. I think.
We’re gonna maybe move Bailey out of the way. In the first stretch for your piriformis is a pretty simple one. A lot of pictures you may get from your therapist will actually show one leg down, I actually like for you to have it staying up so you can prop your foot over it. So your gonna make almost like a figure 4 with your legs and then what you’re gonna do, the side that’s hurting, so my left side is hurting, I’m gonna cross that leg over. And what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna bring my knee with my opposite hand towards my shoulder.
Over here. So I’m pulling this leg up and across my body. And what you wanna do same kind of thing with all the stretches, you wanna pull and you wanna feel a stretch under there. Soon as you feel a really good stretch you wanna hold it for 30 seconds. So remember up and across the body. Just coming up is not gonna get that piriformis stretch. But coming up and across the body like I’m trying to bring that knee towards my shoulder. Holding it there for about 30 secondsa real 30 seconds. And then coming back down and you wanna do.
That 3 times. Now the next one to do, sometimes this is a little harder for people, but what your gonna do is your gonna keep that same figure 4, and what your gonna do is your gonna take your hands and on the opposite side that it’s hurting, so the hurting side is still up crossed over it’s still my left side. I’m gonna take my hands and put them underneath my thigh, and I’m gonna bring my leg up, and I’m gonna pull until I feel that stretch underneath.
There. Now some people might have a hard time grabbing on to their leg here, so again you can use your belt, or your dog leash and put it under, around your leg, and pull up towards you like this. Same kind of thing, you want to hold that stretch for 30 secondsbye Bailey, we’ll see you later and then 3 times each. Alright, so now you’re gonna bring that down getting it nice and stretched. For those of you that need a stronger stretch, those might not be stretching it out quite as much, what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you.
Turn over. And what your gonna do is the side that’s hurt again, my left side, I’m gonna bring my leg up across. Now as you can see, this is something you have to be pretty high level, pretty flexible to do, but it’s gonna get a fantastic stretch. So your gonna put your knee over across your body, and bring your body down. So it’s almost that same concept, you’re bringing that knee towards the opposite shoulder, but what you’re doing now, is you’re using your body weight to bring it down. You can stretch that back leg as far as you can.
You can bring your arms down, but that knee is essentially going towards that opposite shoulder. 30 second stretch, 3 times each. Alright and there you have it. Those were your piriformis stretches. So if you had some pressure on that sciatic nerve, hopefully that will loosen it up a little bit. So if you like my hair, or if you like the stretches, please click like and leave me a comment. And if you’d like to see some more stretch tutorials, or if you’d like to go see some educational tutorials, please go to AskDoctorJo. And.
Back Massage Therapy How to for Sciatica Pain Relief Treatment, CranioSacral Techniques
Greetings again! This is Athena Jezik. We’re gonna work on some more tutorials and explain some things out. Sciatica seems to be a problem that many many people suffer from so i thought i would go through a little bit more sciatica work and explanation on how i deal with sciatica. There’s many different techniques that people have but for me this has been the most effective and i’m also learning that there’s different types of things that come from that area. Sciatica usually is pain coming from about here. When it’s real bad it will run down the leg. It’s a.
Nerve pain so it runs as though it’s a like a hot iron or a hot rod going down the leg. Very uncomfortable. Sometimes there’s pain though in other parts of the hip which isn’t really the classic sciatica but it does still involve things similar because there’s so many nerves that come out of this sacral area. So that’s another thing that i’ve been discovering. So not everything that happens with the pain and going down the leg is maybe the classic sciatica but it doesn’t matter because in my opinion naming a lot of things doesn’t really do anything except for.
Make it a disease and then a disease is only by law treatable by the western medical people. So that’s just names and labels. The thing is we want to get people out of pain. We want to move them into a space of being able to function well. So in that pain area of the hip impinging nerves and creating bad sensation or pain down the leg we’ll call that the sciatica pain and of course it comes from here and I find that it is always got a direct connection to the positioning of the sacrum.
That also has a direct connection to the position of the sphenoid bone at the occipital base and I’m gonna show you a little bit of this. I’ll just show it to you now. Excuse me it’s early in the morning and I’m kind of foggy today. So the sacrum is sitting here and in that sacral bone there is a lot of nerves that come out from here. These little holes are where they come out of so if that is position a little bit crooked on there, which happens quite a.
Bit then we’re gonna have this pressure. The nerves are not going to be coming out with the proper alignment and the nerves are gonna have pressure on them when they are twisted a little bit. sometimes this bone can be in a position that’s a little more like this or it can also be an a combination of that particular pattern so it’s important to be able to allow this bone to be able to lengthen down. This is something better done if the body can do it itself. If it’s forced into it, it doesn’t always mean that it’s going to hold.
Because there’s a bunch of stuff underneath there. The network of the facial structure, the membranes under that that will twist like a nylon stocking and so if it’s forced back it will go back but because of the underlying structures there it will pull it back into that odd position. This is translating up into the head and because I’m a cranial sacral therapist and I’ve been doing it for so many years I have a lot of understanding how these connections are made. So right in there where the.
Purple and the yellow come together is the sphenobasilar junction. The sphenoid bone is the yellow bone right here and so that bone touches all the other bones and it does relate directly to the sacrum at this joint. So if this sacral structure is sideways, crooked on there, that’s going to be placed and it’s going to be like so The same thing is gonna happen at at the head. This sphenoid bone is going to be out in a similar manner because it’s a counterbalance for what’s going on with the body. So it keeps.
Things balanced so that we feel somewhat straight. So that’s areas that I look for in work around low back pain particularly down in the sacral area. I do not like to do the hard pushing with the elbow. For one thing You can get through muscles that way but your elbows are not very sensitive as to what you’re really doing and what structures you’re on and i have found that when i’ve tried to work elbows even forearms the bones and the bony surfaces. it’s just too rough. I don’t feel good about it. It.
Doesn’t feel productive so I don’t use that method. Also sometimes when the nerve is affected there’s inflammation. So in my opinion the way that I see things is by driving yourself into that nerve, through those muscles with a bunch of inflammation going on is not really going to help the problem. So there’s little things like that that I pay attention to that I don’t know if many other people take a lot of that into account because we do get sort of a technique to loosen things up and.
It doesn’t always provide for us the thoughts of what’s happening at the subtle anatomy level. So I test this just by checking at the occipital base and at the sacrum to see the position of everything and once the position is established then I can go in and work with the sacrum in order to correct it. Sometimes this will be corrected quickly and sometimes it’s not corrected as quickly and I believe that a lot of that is because it’s maybe not a true quote sciatica but there’s other stuff going on maybe in the hip joint.
There might be some kind of misalignment in the pubic arch. There might be some kind of a rotation in the hip as well so other things have to happen. So here I’m just giving a little drag on the sacrum and letting it loosen up and letting it swim around and my other hand is at the occipital base. Just steadying the dural tube. And so there I just wait a little while and then I will soften the muscle area around there. I work really differently. It just kind of depends.
So much of my work is intuitive. There’s somewhat of a protocol that I follow but each person presents things differently. No two bodies are ever the same. No injury patterns are ever the same. So flexibility is important to be able to move from various techniques and not follow things too rigidly particularly in pain problems and issues Then the other thing that i will do is to get my finger at the base of the sacrum. Excuse me, at L5 S1, which is right in this area here L5 S1.
So try to put some distance between there because that’s where the jamming probably tends to be. Sometimes it’s at the coccyx. And I’ll show you that technique as well. So with that you just do a little stretching integrating in with the muscles integrating in with the tissues and then just waiting for it to move. This is going face down. There is a better way to do the sacral pull when they are on their back but this way will also open it up. Either way is fine and my other hand up here is also feeling some rotation and.
Some movement coming up the spine. So as one area of the spine is off every little vertebrae is affected to some degree. There’s a little bit of adjustment that they have to make in order to keep the misalignment aligned and the bodies just gonna do that it’s gonna work within the framework that it has and it’s gonna normalize whether a pattern is there. And so there now we’re getting it softened and now there’s a little bit of a stretch happening. I’m stretching downward with the hand that’s on the L5 S1.
And I am taking a little bit of a stretch upward. Just a little traction. No deeper than the fascial level. So we have skin, fluid, then fascia. So I’m three layers down and giving a little stretch there and i’m feeling quite a bit of rumbling going on and there is a separation happening between L5 S1 And it just swims around and the sacrum is trying right now to find its way back to the proper position. It’s a good idea, if you know cranial work to also balance it at the spenoid.
Level because the sphenoid bone, if not corrected, can pull this thing out. Sometimes this will correct the sphenoid bone but it’s a good idea to check both. She just had a couple pulses. There’s a lot of activity going on. Even though she’s not suffering from sciatica or any kind of hip serious pain problems there’s still a lot of activity going on, which is correcting little misalignments in there, which is a reason that we should be paying attention to maintenance. Even though we’re not hurting, we might wanna have.
Some kind of session just for tweaking. I see a number of people who come in regularly every four to six weeks just to be tweaked with cranial work And I myself have an hour and a half session with somebody once a month. And I love it when I get it. It took me a while to find somebody that I felt was at my capacity. Okay and then the other position is just to lay the hand on the sacrum here and curl the fingers at L5 S1 and give a little bit of traction this way.
This is a little tricky because you have to keep the palm of the hand pretty secure and the fingers have to bend so there’s quite a lot of technique in the hands in order to get the right feeling. And the hands have to work independently because I’m right at the sacral coccyx junction and I’m stretching downward on that while I’m allowing the movement, which is a little bit of a swaying motion at L5 S1. There’s a downward traction as well as this being loose to be able to align.
At the same time it’s being tractioned downward. Okay and there’s some movement happening. These techniques will usually give quite a bit of change to the pain. It doesn’t mean that one time is going to give total remedy to the problem but it does begin to correct that space. Once that’s corrected then we can go in and also work into the muscles, much deeper into the musculature. And the only reason i work into the musculature is to loosen the muscles so that they’re not sinching down around those nerves.
Because if they are sinching around those nerves then they are not gonna let go really easy even though the alignment happens so i just worked really deeply into these glutial muscles for the purpose of the muscle again, not the purpose of the nerve. And I’m careful if I go into the area where the sciatic is the main place where you can feel it. I do not go into that with a lot of deep pressure because again I don’t like going into the inflamed areas and I don’t like going into pain.
With a lot of pressure. I don’t think in my work it gives me the better results. Okay and then up front and there is many areas of the hip to take and loosen. And along the ridge of the hip as well coming from the sacrum. Working all that. And of course both sides are benefited. I won’t do too much on this side. Both sides have benefited by that. You can even go into the attachments of the hamstrings. In fact it’s a good idea to make sure that the.
Quadriceps and hamstrings are well stretched. With this there’s also some stretches that can be done with the leg, but I will show that at another time So basically what i do is corrected the position of the sacrum to alleviate the pain of the sciatic pain or hip pain. Thank you very much! This is Athena Jezik. Please subscribe to our channel and you should also visit our new website because we have over 1300 tutorials on our channel I know it can be a little difficult to navigate and find the tutorials that you want to see but if you visit us at.
Physical Therapy NYC Testimonial Relief From Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
Hi, my name is Matthew F. I came back here in August, late August in 2013. I was complaining from lower back pain, sciatica and discomfort sitting for long period of time, staying for long period of time. And in September, I was diagnosed with two bulging disks, two pinched nerves on my left leg and one on my right. And I started physical therapy from that point forward. And now, I’m in November 2013, I am able to sit for a long period of time without extreme pain and discomfort as well as standing due to all the physical therapy I’ve been.
Water Exercise, Basic Walking Aquatic Therapy Ask Doctor Jo
Cannon ball! Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo! It’s a beautiful day to do some aquatic therapy. A big thank you to my uncle for letting us borrow his pool for the day. Today, I am going to show you some aquatic therapy gait exercises. This is just to get you warmed up, get everything stretched, get everything moving, and then I’ll show you some other tutorials for the exercises, and everything. In the pool, it’s very easy to not have proper technique. It ‘s very easy to just swing your body, be all over the place, but it’s really important to work on your.
Technique because you don’t have to worry about falling. So it’s all about exaggerating your techniques and getting the stretches you need. So starting off it’s going to be simple walking forwards and backwards, and sideways, and some marching. But it’s really important to do the proper technique. When we are walking, naturally we hit our heel first, and then roll off onto our toes. If we have an injury, then we don’t necessarily do that all the time. So just exaggerated the movement. Try and keep your body upright while you are walking. Hitting your heel first, and rolling off onto your toes. Heel first.
Rolling onto your toe, keeping your body upright. Again, heel first, push off on your toes. See, I’m still keeping my upper body nice and straight. I’m not leaning forward, I’m not leaning back. I’m keeping my body upright. Do that about 3 or 4 laps. Then you are going to go backwards. Now your toes are going to hit first. So toe, roll back on your heel. Toe, roll back on your heel. It’s really easy to start leaning back. Try not to lean back. If you leaning back, you’re going too fast. Toe, heel. Toe, heel. After you do that about.
3 or 4 times, the next one is going sideways. Sidestepping. With sidestepping, it really for people to end up turning their foot out. You want to keep your toes pointed straight the whole time. Because if you turn your foot out, you are using different muscles. We want to work the outside of our muscles right now. So keep those toes pointing forward, not out, but stepping with those toes forward the whole time. Sidestepping, keeping that upright posture. Tuck those tummy muscles in, and then come back. Then the next one is going to be marching.
Bringing the knee up, alternating sides. So pulling that knee up as close to the surface as you can get. Again, not leaning back, not leaning forward, keeping that body upright. Really driving that knee up. So those were the basic gait exercises in the pool. Those were your aquatic therapy exercises. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section, and if you would like to check out some other tutorials, go to askdoctorjo. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Remember, be safe, have fun, and.
Hip Pain Relief Piriformis SI joint Yoga Tune Up
Lastly you need to use your Yoga Tune Up Balls to target powerful muscle call the piriformis. the the piriformis is a major muscle in your buttocks. that helps to rotate your thigh bone outwards. The muscle starts right about at your SI joint that’s called the sacroiliac joint. You can find it by looking for the dimples in your sacrum There’s a little dimple here on the inner edge of each buttock. so you take your balls and place it right there on that dimple and then slowly start to shimmy.
You hips along the muscle from side to side. the muscle the piriformis overlies the sciatic nerve and often when people have sciatic nerve pain it’s because the piriformis is so tight now because you’re shimmying and your buttocks do have some amount of size to them from time to time you’re gonna have to reset the balls because your buttocks are going to be pushing the balls out of the way and one more thing to do to get deeper into that piriformis is to drop one knee the at a time.
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Sciatica and low back pain treated with Applied Kinesiology
My name is Stefania Cardinale, I’m 33 years old. In the year 2000, I was in a motorcycle accident. I was on the back seat and a car sideswiped us. The right side of my body was hit, especially my leg. In recent years, I’ve been suffering from various types of pain, mainly on the right side of my body. Nowadays, I can’t stand for very long, nor can I wear highheeled shoes. This provokes pain in my back and leg. The pain is constant. It’s generally mild but it is always there.
My right leg is very weak. There is pain over one spot in particular right on my spinal column. It feels like a constant bruise, even though I’ve never had a direct blow to this area. I’ve been on birth control pills since 18 years old. I have other symptoms like abdominal bloating and indigestion. I am frequently thirsty, so I drink a lot of water. The following are the highlights of the first examination and treatment of Stefania by Dr. Robert Morrison. The entire visit of approximately 45 minutes has been edited for the viewer.
There’s a saying that The body never lies. This is why we analyze posture. It is the language of the body. By analyzing posture, we can gain a lot of information about a patient in just a few seconds. By placing my hands on her pelvis, we see an imbalance the right side is higher than the left. The left shoulder is higher than the right. The right hand hangs lower than the left. The right ear is higher than the left. Does this hurt your low back Yes it pulls here.
Try the other side. This is much easier right Yes. MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING Now, we want to find out which muscles are functioning neurologically and which aren’t. More specifically, if individual muscles are neurologically inhibited they won’t support the bones and joints. This side locks as it should. But this side doesn’t resist the test pressure. This is very important because if the ankle is not stable, there will be repercussions throughout her body. Push. Push harder Stefania. This muscle is inhibited. However, if she touches this muscle where it attaches to the pelvic bone,.
Push up and out the muscle gains strength. This is because when there is a physical trauma, muscles are injured right where they attach to bone. So as she touches the area of injury Push the muscle regains its strength. Without touching it Push out and up the muscle is weak. Very little strength here also. But if she touches the muscle’s attachment to bone, it becomes stronger. Push. harder.she lacks strength in this muscle also, but if she touches the muscle’s attachment to bone.Push.it regains strength.
MANUAL THERAPY What I am doing now isn’t exactly a massage. Rather we are activating neurological reflex mechanisms within the tendons. When a muscle is injured, these receptors become shortcircuited and stay that way for years. What I am doing is reactivating the neurological pathways. Now we’ve turned this muscle back on. It’s much more solid now. It’s just like the other side. Very strong now. There is still work to be done, but this is just a brief demonstration of how it all works. For an injury such as this, we have to be very thorough and cover all areas.
KINESIOLOGY TEST DIAGNOSIS Now her hand is on her left sacroiliac joint. Push touching it makes her lose force Push. This tells me that there is a problem with the left sacroiliac joint. MANUAL MOBILIZATION THERAPY Does this hurt Stefania Yes. Here is the area that she spoke about. This is the 12th thoracic vertebra. Many believe that when you go to a chiropractor you get your bones cracked. While it’s true that we perform highvelocity adjustments for numerous therapeutic benefits, we also utilize lowforce methods when indicated.
This is what we’ll use on Stefania because she requested this. I am positioning these wedges to mobilize her left pelvic bone back into alignment. We’ll leave it like this for a couple of minutes and let gravity do its work. EVALUATING THE RESULTS Now she is aligned. BEFORE AND AFTER Her shoulders are much more even compared to before. Her ears are also more level. How does it feel You’re bending much better now. Yes it seems so. Try the other side. OK more balanced now. Our goal is always to create equilibrium.
Face Head Massage Therapy How To Techniques, Jen Hilman Corrina Rachel Relaxing ASMR Massage
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen Hilman and today I’m gonna demonstrate some face massage, but before we get started. earlier, Corrina and I were debating about which one of us is prettier. So, we decided to put it up to a vote. Leave us a comment below. Let us know what you think. Who is prettier Me Or Corrina Me Or Corrina It’s up to you! Thanks! Now to get started. you mash firmly on your partner’s face to help them feel relaxed and comfortable. laughing A lot of times to get started I really like to.
Start by massaging into the neck. It helps your partner to feel more relaxed and more at ease. So just taking some nice gentle strokes, I move from the tops of the shoulders along the sides of the neck up to the base of the skull. And when I get to the base of the head I can even give a steady firm little pull. It helps to open up spaces in between each of the vertebrae. So, just moving my fingers across either side of the neck and finishing with a gentle pull at the.
Base of the skull. This is really good for people who have tension in the back of their neck which is pretty much everyone right You could honestly probably do this for ten minutes and your partner would love you. So just know you are already off to a good start. Now sometimes I even just use my thumbs to massage small little circles around the sides of the neck. I’m not using too much pressure here. A lot of times people can be sensitive in the neck because there’s a lot of tension that gets built up.
So I’m using just enough pressure to really connect in with the muscles and manipulate those tissues. Then I usually finish with another little pull at the base of the skull. From here a really easy transition is to just move your fingers up to the ears. Then pinching the ear lobe between my first finger and my thumb, I’ll apply gentle pressure as i pull the ear lobes down towards the shoulders and then release. Then I’ll pinch the earlobes just a little further up Again pulling the earlobe gently away from the head.
We’ll continue this gentle pull all the way up the ears pinching a little bit higher each time as I go. It’s believed in chinese medicine that the ear represents every single part of the body in some form or another. So by massaging ears, you are in effect giving a gentle, relaxing massage to the whole body. So this is a great way to help your partner relax and get calm and peaceful. From here, I’ll work my way up to the forehead with my fingers and thumbs. I like to use my thumbs.
To work the space between the eyebrows, which is a place where people will carry a lot of tension. If you think about how stressed you are however aggrivated you become that your children how frustrating your finances can be sometimes. All of that tension gets stored in our face. You don’t necessarily think about it but this is a really great massage technique to help to relax tension between the brow. I like to think about it as rubbing the wrinkles out. If only it were that simple. So i’ll continue massaging all the way up through the.
Forehead. There is so much tension that can get stored in the forehead. So just start to separate the skin giving a nice stretch to those tiny little muscles that connect your face to your skull. working along the edge of the eyebrow is extremely helpful. There are a lot of pressure points, acupressure points, along the eyebrow so as you work that edge it’s very relaxing and soothing. And here you can easily start to work into the temples on either side of the eyes. I like to use gentle circles here.
And just be sure that you’re not using too much pressure because oftentimes the temples can be quite sensitive. And then I’ll change directions of my circles just rotating my fingers in the opposite direction. After working the forehead and the eyebrows, working around the temples, I like to work down into the jaw. So this is good for people who clench their jaws, grind their teeth, and is even a great approach to start working with someone who suffers with TMJ. So as you work your fingers below the cheekbone.
You’ll start to notice a really tight band of muscle fiber. And this is called the masseter. It’s the big muscle that moves your jaw opened and closed. So I’m using a pretty steady pressure here. It’s firm, but i’m not working terribly deeply because the masseter can also be extremely sensitive. But once I’ve made contact with the muscle I’m applying that firm steady pressure and also pressing slightly downward toward her chest. So this way I’m actually stretching and lengthening out any tension in the masseter. you can actually work into the masseter for quite a long time.
Because it’s a muscle that works all the time and works very hard. It can build up quite a lot of tension. So it’s very easy to spend a fair amount of time just working into this tiny little tight band of tissue. As you develop your sensitivity you’ll even notice little pockets of excess tension. So you can work even more specifically into those areas. And then once I’ve worked the jaw I like to bring my hands underneath the chin and just gently stroke my hands underneath her jaw line.
This is very soothing and very comforting. It’s something that can help your partner to relax is very deeply. And you want to just bring both hands all the way up to the forehead. From here I can work all of my finger tips from the eyebrows with firm steady pressure all the way out towards the hair line. I usually repeat this a few times. It feels very nice. And from here it’s very easy to transition directly into a scalp massage. And just about everyone i know loves having their scalp massaged.
So anytime you spend a little time massaging someone’s scalp you’re usually going to be their new best friend. I’m gonna just work my way all the way around the scalp, behind the ears, at the base of the head, I work up to the hairline just working my way all the way around the whole cranium. So this is a really nice way to finish a face massage. Oftentimes i’ll finish my full body massage with this head, neck, face massage. So after their entire body is relaxed then I can do a little bit of this extra deeply relaxing stuff.