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Piriformis syndrome

How we treat Piriformis Syndrome:

Piriformis syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed and/or irritated by the piriformis muscle as it passes through the buttock. Once the diagnosis is established, treatment will be focused around releasing the spasm out of the piriformis muscle and surrounding gluts and addressing the underlying weakness.

At Z10 Physiotherapy treatment for Piriformis Syndrome will include:

  • Soft tissue massage to decrease the tight piriformis muscle
  • Dry Needling to reduce muscle spasm
  • Joint mobilisations to restore normal joint movement
  • Ultrasound to decrease inflammation and reduce pain
  • Strapping/kinesiology tape to protect and support the area during the acute phase
  • Deep core stability and hip strengthening exercises to stabilize the hip, pelvis and spine
  • An extensive glut strengthening program
  • Stretches to increase muscle length
  • Orthotics (insoles) can be fitted to improve biomechanics

Frequently Asked Questions

Each session is €70. Students and Medical Card holders cost €60.

Each appointment usually lasts 30mins.

No. You can make an appointment without a referral from your GP. If on assessment we deem your condition requires GP input we will refer you on.

Yes, we accept all major cards.

We are recognized by all the major insurance companies and you do not need a referral letter from your provider. The amount that can be claimed varies depending on your plan. Treatment costs are also tax deductible via a Med-1 form.
So for example, if you spend €60.00 on physiotherapy and you receive €40 from your health insurance company, then the remainder €20 is subject to tax relief. If you’re in the 42% bracket you can receive a further €8.40 in tax relief.

We would advise to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. We usually need to inspect the affected area so please wear clothing that allows for this. If your leg is the the injured area then it’s a good idea to wear shorts.

The treatment for each individual varies. However, following your first appointment we will discuss the anticipated number of treatments. You will be reassessed on each visit. On average, most patients usually require 2-3 treatments.

This varies between people. Some people do experience some short term discomfort which quickly subsides. This is taken into account during your treatment.

Yes, there is plenty of on-street parking available on Bath Avenue, or around the corner on South Lotts Road. For driving directions and information on other transport options you can call us and we will provide you with instructions.