Video Course: Myofascial Techniques: Sciatica, A New Look

Til Luchau

Join Til Luchau in this engaging and practical course to learn new ways to assess and address sciatic pain. Drawing from up-to-date perspectives and recent research on pain and neuroinflammation, Til walks us through a chapter from his best-selling book, Advanced Myofascial Techniques Volume II, and shares valuable tips, clear concepts, spectacular 3D animations, and multiple hands-on techniques from actual training sessions.

This course was featured during the 2018 ABMP CE Summit: Common Client Conditions.

Click the "Handout" link to access a course outline. Go to to download the free follow-along handouts, or get the optional ebook that includes an entire chapter from Advanced Myofascial Techniques Volume II, as well as a mini-manual, course anatomy slides, and note organizer with additional related techniques. 


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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Sciatica overview
  • Nerve anatomy
  • Types of sciatica
    • Axial sciatica
    • Appendicular sciatica
  • Assessments and tests
    • Straight leg test
    • Sciatic tensioner
    • Slump slider (seated)
    • Entrapment sites
  • Sciatica statistics
  • Appendicular sciatica
    • Signs
    • Piriformis test
    • Sciatic nerve glide test
    • Entrapment sites
  • Techniques
    • Lumbar tests
    • Slump slider (seated)
    • Long slump slider (modified)
    • Slump slider (lateral)
    • Sciatic nerve glide test
    • Piriformis and rotators
    • Biceps femoris/adductor magnus
  • Summary
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy technique CE course, participants will be able to:

  • List possible causes and mechanisms of sciatic pain.
  • Define the difference between axial and appendicular sciatica.
  • Describe the performance of, and list safety considerations for, these movement assessments, client/patient homework exercises, and hand-on techniques: straight leg tests, slump slider (seated), long slump slider (modified), slump slider (lateral), sciatic nerve glide test, piriformis and rotators technique, and the biceps femoris/adductor magnus technique.
Til Luchau

Til Luchau is a lead instructor and the director of He is a Certified Advanced Rolfer with a diverse background that includes manual therapy, somatic psychology, transformative education, as well as organizational and leadership development. He is the author of the Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook series, has a regular Myofascial Techniques column in Massage & Bodywork magazine, and his articles have been published in magazines and peer-reviewed technical journals internationally. He has trained thousands of practitioners in his popular courses at schools and centers in over 20 countries on six continents. His private practice based in Colorado includes myofascial and pain-science informed manual therapy, as well as professional consulting and supervision with practitioners from around the world. Learn more at

Topics and Techniques

This hands-on massage therapy CE course teaches anatomy, assessment, and techniques to work with clients with sciatica. Topics include nerve anatomy, axial and appendicular sciatica, assessment tests, and myofascial techniques.


This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


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Is this massage CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.


"One of the best and informational courses I've taken on learning how to work with and assess sciatic pain. Those slider techniques are going to be very beneficial in learning how to treat clients with sciatica pain."

"Learning about the sciatic nerve and how it moves with the muscles was so helpful. I currently have sciatic problems and so do a few of my clients. I can't wait to use what I have learned."