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Osteopath in Tamworth invited to support Clothes Show Live 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Tamworth osteopath has been invited to support the dancers, models and presenters at the 2013 Clothes Show Live in Birmingham in December.

John Williams and his massage team will work backstage behind the fashion theatre stage, treating dancing injuries and providing sports massage for the models and dancers in the fashion show.

Tamworth osteopath John Williams has been a regular at the Clothes Show for years and his services are always in demand

Check out the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk for regular updates about the show in December

Tamworth physiotherapist prepares athletes for 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Tamworth physiotherapist John Williams has been providing physiotherapy in Tamworth to local athletes who are preparing to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Sports massage and physiotherapy treatment prevent unwanted injuries so close to the competition which is vital in an athletes preparation.

Tamworth physiotherapist John works from Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth which has running and athletic injury expertese.

www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk/physiotherapy.html

The Tamworth clinic has an excellent sports injury clinic frequented by elite athletes and casual joggers alike.  Telephone 01827 59943 if you need help with an injury problem

Tamworth Osteopath cures headache symptoms

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams has yet another success with treating persistent headache symptoms. A headache is very frustrating to many people and can leave the sufferer irritable and unable to concentrate fully at work and at home.

Osteopathy may be the answer if headaches are a problem and Tamworth osteopaths at Atlas Pain Relief Centre have a variety of treatment options including acupuncture, physiotherapy or neck manipulation which may help.

Tamworth Osteopaths can offer an alternative treatment to Tamworth Chiropractors for spinal manipulations and are experienced at dealing with stiff neck and tension headaches

After just one treatment from John Williams the Tamworth Osteopath at Atlas, the headache had gone and the following testimonial was forwarded as a way of thanking the clinic for relief of painful headaches.

“I have suffered with headaches for a long time and they were starting to get a lot more frequent and more severe.

I was initially going to give acupuncture a try, but following my first consultation I started treatment with the Osteopath at Atlas. I had 3 sessions with John and I am so happy to say that I have not had one headache since.

I cannot believe that I have put up with it for so long and wished I had tried this a lot earlier. It is definitely money well spent.

Atlas is very professional but the staff are also very friendly and approachable. Many thanks to John for giving me a new lease of life! I will definitely recommend this to others”.

Cranial Osteopathy from Tamworth Cranial Osteopath helps baby with colic

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Tamworth Cranial Osteopath John Williams has more success treating babies with Colic symptoms at the Atlas Osteopathy Clinic in Lower Gungate, Tamworth.  Babies with colic symptoms are distressed and unhappy and it is very upsetting to see them in pain. Many sentences and words describe babies with colic.  Windy baby, windy babies, babies with wind, trapped wind and baby with colic all describe symptoms of infantile colic.

Thankfully there is help available and cranial osteopathy seems to be effective in treating the symptoms of colic.  After just 4 visits the colic symptoms had eased and the baby appeared far more relaxed and at ease. Worried parents can view the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk for more information on cranial osteopathy

Below is the “thank you” testimonial from the mother of the 5 week old baby who has recently been successfully treated at the Atlas Cranial Osteopathy Clinic

“Our newborn daughter suffered from Colic and we had tried no end of different things and nothing worked! At 5 weeks old we took her for Cranial Osteopathy hoping it would work after hearing lots of people recommend the treatment. After 4 sessions her colic has gone and she is a much more settled baby in general. We are delighted with the results, just wish we had taken her sooner.”

chiropractor, osteopath and physiotherapy compared by Tamworth Osteopath

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist, which one do i need, and what is the difference? This is a common question from members of the public and depending on who you ask you will probably get different answers. It is far easier to compare the similarities between them rather than the differences.

Firstly it is important to stress that this is my opinion based on experience of having worked alongside all professions. My name is John Williams, a GOsC registered Osteopath and HPC registered Physiotherapist.?I am Clinic Director of Atlas Pain Relief Centre based in Tamworth and Solihull. www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

I begin by stating that all three professions treat the same patients, it is probably that each profession has a slightly different approach thats all. Within the professions you will get individuals with certain specialities that they have more experience in, and feel more comfortable with.

All three professions are regulated by their respective governing bodies and are highly trained. All three follow a recognised university degree programme. Physiotherapy can be either a 3 or 4 year programme of training whereas Osteopaths and Chiropractors cover a 5 year training programme.

Currently the Physiotherapists are found mostly within the NHS on completion of their training as they are the largest employers. Osteopaths and Chiropractors are mainly in private practice but will at some stage in the future i believe, be working within the NHS framework.

The training of each profession is slightly different but increasingly there appears to be more crossover.?For a long time Osteopaths and Chiropractors were performing High Velocity Thrusts (HVT’s) which is the cracking of backs and necks and requires much expertise. Now we see Physiotherapists training in this type of treatment, however i feel that many practitioners perform these techniques after short training workshops, and the lack of training in this area concerns me. Acupuncture is another similar workshop training that can produce practitioners with little experience. The public should, in my opinion, be informed of the length of training in this activity as poor results from an inexperienced practitioner can give the profession a bad name.

Physiotherapists are trained in electrotherapy and more Osteopaths and Chiropractors now use this form of treatment.

Chiropractors use the title “Doctor” in front of their name whereas Osteopaths refused this option as they felt the public may confuse them with GP’s. Most Chiropractors are not GP’s and are only using the title “Doctor of Chiropractic” The general public are confused about who does what and are told such a variety of answers to their questions they are understandably confused.

At Atlas Pain Relief Centre our aim is to be honest with our patients and put their welfare first.

Let us look at some of the comments and questions i am asked on a regular basis.

I am told i need an xray in order to see the condition and determine alignment of my spine! Well maybe if a fracture or pathology is suspected, but xrays are not good for you and shouldn’t be a routine procedure!.

There should be no need to pay for xrays as your GP will refer you for free. This can be done within no more than 2 weeks but if they consider it urgent then it can be done the same day.

After a conversation with the General Chiropractic Council, my understanding is that xrays that are taken by chiropractors become part of your case notes.  As such they are kept securely at their clinic and they will not give them to you because they are required to keep them.  However as you are entitled to copies of your case notes if you request them, chiropractors must supply you with a copy of the xray if you ask them.

There is a charge of up to £50 that can be made by the practitioner for the supply of your case notes which means that, should you agree to an xray from a chiropractor you will have to pay for the initial xray, plus should you require a copy of this xray you may have to pay another £50 to have a copy.  This has to be factored into the cost of receiving an xray at your chiropractors should you want a copy for your records or indeed wish to have a second opinion on the diagnosis you have been given.

If you consider that the NHS provide xrays via your GP for free then this may be a more cost effective route should you need xray imaging. Your GP should be able to advise you on the use of xrays.

.Your spine is out of alignment and needs a lot of treatment to get it back in line !

The human spine varies in shape and size between individuals and adapts to a variety of situations. To attempt to make a spine that is naturally different to become more traditional would only upset the harmony of the back and create more problems that you may already have. If your spine fails to function correctly then perhaps you may be experiencing a facet lock which is basically vertebrae getting stuck creating a restriction in movement and often accompanied with muscle spasm. You experienced practitioner should be capable of feeling this restriction and releasing it for you. If you find that you are told to keep returning for the same treatment, then question the treatment plan. Facet locks will not be evident via scans or xrays as they are a problem of function, in other words if you take a photograph of a door when closed, you wouldn’t be able to determine if it is stuck and fails to open would you!

Your pelvis is out of line or twisted You may experience a rotated ilia which refers to this condition however they are simple to adjust and should not need to be corrected more than a couple of times. If this continues to occur then there is an underlying problem which needs attention. Continual adjustments (cracking your back and neck) leads to hypermobile joints which will give you more problems. Some practitioners use the term “your pelvis is out, or misaligned” far too often, when in fact it may not be. What springs to mind here is “If your only tool is a hammer, you will always see the world as a nail”

If you get the same treatment everytime you go, then maybe it is a set routine you are getting and not customised for you. Chances are, everyone may be getting the same treatment as you, even though you all present with different problems.

Before any treatment takes place ask for a diagnosis. If they seem unsure then get another opinion. If you see no improvement in 4 treatments consider looking for a second opinion.

At Atlas we resolve most back and neck pain between 4 and 6 treatments and will educate patients on their condition, explaining via models of the spine what is wrong and how firstly we intend to correct the problem and more importantly how to prevent this from occuring again.

Finally, how much will it cost. This depends on individuals and location. Ask how long you will be getting for treatment and how much each session costs. When you have this information compare other professions for value. Ask yourself if you are only offered 10 mins per session ” am i on a production line and is this sufficient time to help me” £25 may be cheaper than £35 but if you compare 10 minutes to 30 minutes you can make value comparisons. The cheapest isn’t always the best and word of mouth recommendations are valuable”

If you would like any advice on back or neck problems then email info@atlaspainrelief.co.uk

Tamworth Physiotherapist has Kele le roc sing for him in Birmingham

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Tamworth physiotherapist John Williams of Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth was working backstage at the 2010 Birmingham Clothes Show and had a visit from singer Kele le roc who was performing at the Clothes Show. John who was providing physiotherapy, massage and sports injury treatments is part of the backstage support team.

Following a massage from the Tamworth physio and Sports therapist, Kele asked John what song he would like her to sing.

Kele performed “my love” in the treatment room backstage to the delight of the sports massage team and lucky dancers who were having treatment at the time.

Kele in Birmingham singing "my love"

Tamworth Physiotherapist John Williams took a team of massage therapists to look after singers, models and dancers at the show in Birmingham and is now a part of the backstage support team at the NEC event.

Tamworth Osteopath is now open on Saturday mornings

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams will now be available on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.  John will be taking over from Andy Young a fellow osteopath in Tamworth who is moving over to work at the Hall Green Birmingham Clinic near Solihull.

Osteopath John Williams combines his structural work in osteopathy with cranial osteopathy for babies and children.  

  Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate, Tamworth is where you can find the Atlas Tamworth Osteopaths and they are open from 9am -7 pm Monday to Thursday with an earlier finish at 5 pm on a Friday.

Treating back pain, slipped discs sciatica and trapped nerve symptoms such as pins and needles or tingling, the Tamworth Osteopath can ease your symptoms, restore mobility and offer pain relief.

Atlas have a female acupuncture practitioner and a female osteopath working at the Tamworth clinic. 

If you would like an appointment you can telephone 01827 59943 or view the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth