Listening Time — 17:32
As many as 40% of people will get sciatica during their lifetime, according to Harvard Medical School, and the condition becomes more frequent as one ages. But if it's among the more common causes of pain, it is also often incorrectly categorized and misunderstood.
What is sciatica? What are its common triggers? What are the signs and symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Can it be prevented? How is it best addressed and treated?
In today's episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and researcher Mark Bishop discusses the basics of sciatica. An expert on the condition, he also addresses how physical therapists treat the condition.
Mark Bishop, PT, DPT, PhD, received his entry-level training in Australia and has more than 25 years of experience working in the management of musculoskeletal pain conditions. His research examining the neurobiology of pain development and management has been recognized with numerous research awards. An associate professor at the University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions, his teaching portfolio has been recognized with awards from the Florida Physical Therapy Association and Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.