Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome


What is it?

Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is located deep in the buttocks near the hip. It assists in stabilizing the hip when the hip is in motion. The sciatic nerve is a long thick nerve in the body that passes through the piriformis muscle and down the back of the leg.





Pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttock


How can therapy help?

Our highly skilled physical therapy team will evaluate you and develop a plan of care to address your specific problems. The plan of care may consist of stretching and exercises to assist in alleviating the cause of your syndrome. Call us today for a FREE consultation to see how Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy can help you!


Seriously, I walked in limping with a brace on my first day, and left feeling wonderful, and I kept improving after each visit!!! The exercises and attention from the therapists (Kelsey and Jamie) have helped me tremendously, which has enabled me to become more active than I have in a few years. I am truly grateful for their professionalism and attention to my individual need!! I’m HIGHLY recommend them!!

(Johnstown Clinic)



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(Johnstown Clinic)

I had postpartum hip issue when I first came into RMPT. I’ve had physical therapy before but never believed in it. This time Jason took over my case and after 12 sessions I am back to 100%. Thank you so much for taking such great care of me. (Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

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