Case Study: Emma’s Sciatica

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Working with her student Emma, Lori details some of the causes of sciatica, a common condition demonstrated by pain that usually runs down the back of the leg. Sciatica pain can range anywhere from very acute caused by disk issues to a throbbing or simply irritating pain from something as simple as sitting too much or holding tension. In Emma's case, Lori works on improving her breathing and then takes her through a series of movements to help her alignment and flexibilty. Visit Lori at Atlas Pilates in Seattle, Washington where this class was filmed.  

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  1. choi
    choi 4 years ago

    Wonderful. good.

  2. Cecilia Borders 5 years ago

    Thank you Lori!!! These are an outstanding sequence of stretches to help with sciatica!! I will use these and train with these with my clients!! I was using similar ones to help my clients, but I like your sequence so much better!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown Author
      Lori Coleman-Brown 5 years ago

      Hi Cecilia. I’m glad you enjoyed this workout. I had never worked with her before, as she is the client of one of my colleagues. I was definitely struck with how much tension she carried in her bottom and her need for breathing! This is a good example of how I try to take time to assess the whole person. Thank you for watching!

  3. Jody
    Jody 6 years ago

    Would be nice if I can actually see the video. It is completely dark

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi Jody,
      Sorry for the slow reply! I suspect the reason you got sound with no picture is a recent change that we made–we created a version of the video for very weak bandwidth- and also for the upcoming Apple App that requires an ” audio only ” option. Try this- refresh the class page and play again. It should send out another file with video. Write to me at jack@pilatesology and let me know : )



  4. Lori Coleman-Brown
    Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

    I’m glad you enjoyed the class. We had never met before. So I’m glad it turned out to be useful!

  5. Kelly Hurley
    Kelly Hurley 6 years ago

    Great exercises, enjoyed watching,
    Thank you 🙂

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