I recently met with a potential client who is diagnosed with sciatica, she has had multiple surgeries and presently taking a muscle relaxant and pain medication.
She is primarily interested in Bootcamp style workouts. Are there any suggestions for training this client? Thanks in advance.
What is the etiology of the injury? I will assume it’s from an impingement issue from a bulging or herniated disc. If that is the case then the two primary things to avoid are unsupported forward flexion at the hips and axial loading. Indicated exercises include core (ab and low back) strengthening exercises.
If the pain is the result of something else, please let us know.
Hello Susan Uylett,
I absolutely agree with Paul Daniels’ recommendation to support forward flexion moves. You will want to do a thorough consultation to find out what is going on with your client. She can do bootcamp as long as the exercises are customized for your client’s comfort level. Stretching properly daily is a top priority.
Personal Trainer ~ NAPS 2 B Fit…
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