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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

Osteopath Tamworth offers discounted sports massage treatments for 2011 London Marathon Runners

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

 

Osteopaths Tamworth from the Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth town centre has set up a discount scheme for London Marathon runners.  Osteopathy in Tamworth is well established and the Tamworth Osteopaths at Atlas have been in practice now for 10 years.

The clinic has a website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk  and the contact number is 01827 59943

Runners who are training for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon can now get sports massage treatments from experienced sports therapists and massage therapists who regularly see runners.

Regular massage is the key to help recovery after long training runs and will enable the therapist to uncover potential common running injuries.

Stretching and easing tight muscles is a great way to keep you running and reducing lactic acid deposits in muscles after training will help the muscles work better and prevent soreness.

Advice from running injury experts will enable runners get the most out of their training and help them achieve their goals.

Atlas Pain Relief Centre has sports physiotherapists and a sports podiatrist at the Tamworth clinic that can help runners with overpronation and provide prescription orthotic insoles.

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 covers 2010 Birmingham Clothes Show

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath massages the dancing team

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams was once again the osteopath of choice for the 2010 Clothes Show live in Birmingham.  December saw John and his Sports Massage team of osteopath, physiotherapist and sports massage therapists support the models and dancers in the Birmingham show.

The Atlas Sports Injury team were kept busy with a variety of injuries including achilles tendonitis, muscle strains, back pain, groin strains and tendonitis.  The Clothes Show team always appreciate the support of the Atlas Massage Team who keep them dancing and performing over the 38 shows in 6 days

Tamworth Osteopaths treat sacroiliac joint inflammation.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

John Williams of Tamworth Osteopaths in Tamworth near Lichfield Staffordshire is often asked about sacroiliac joint problems.  Does physiotherapy from a physiotherapist help, does chiropractic treatment from a chiropractor help or does osteopathy from an osteopath help.  The answer is not the profession but in someone who understands the problem and has a successful record in treating this common condition.

What is the sacroiliac joint?

The sacroiliac joint can be found within the pelvic girdle.  We all have two sacroiliac joints which are positioned between the sacrum and the ilia.

As joints are named where bones meet each other, the sacroiliac joint gets its name from the sacrum (sacro) and Ilium (iliac) which can be found each side of your lower back.

The sacrum is a triangular shaped bone which forms the base of your spine and has 5 fused vertebrae.  The Ilium is a flat irregular shaped bone which is found on both left and right sides. At the front of the pelvic girdle the two ilium bones meet at the pubis symphysis.  At the rear the two ilium bones meet the sacrum at the two sacroiliac joints.

The bones of the pelvic girdle are held together by many ligaments but there is movement which occurs at the sacroiliac joints and the pubis symphysis.  As you can imagine when moving, the pelvic girdle comes under immense strain from the legs, which act like long levers.  The two sacroiliac joints at the back and pubis at the front act like expansion joints and dissipate the forces, allowing the bones of the pelvis to absorb the stress.  Without this the pelvis would fracture.

Sacroiliac Joint Function

The sacroiliac joint allows movement between bones of the pelvic girdle.  The movement is not extensive but enough to release the stress on the pelvis.

The sacrum is alleged to have 3 points of axis which enables it to move like a universal joint.  The adjacent SI Joints absorb this movement and allow the spine and pelvis to operate normally.  As the sacrum is wedged shape being thinner below and wider up above, it is designed to wedge between the 2 Ilias when requiring stability of the pelvis.

We therefore have a joint that needs to be able to lock and also move when required.  Take for example a door which has a function of closing and locking and on occasions when required it opens and swings on its hinges.  When the door is operating correctly everything is fine, but if the door sticks it may not be able to move as it should.  The sacroiliac joint is the same because its function is both to allow movement and when required restrict movement.

The problems occur when function is impaired and the SI sticks and gets jammed.

Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation

Sacroiliac joints seem to be prone to inflammation, either the adjacent ligaments can become stretched and inflamed or the joint itself seems to become painful and show signs of inflammation.  Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint is called “sacroiliitis”.   Inflammation is referred to as “itis” and can be found describing many inflammatory conditions.

It is unclear why inflammation of the SIJ occurs but one theory is that inflammation is triggered when the joint sticks and ligaments are stretched during movement.  It matters not what causes this problem as long as it can be resolved.

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint inflammation

SIJ symptoms vary in intensity and presentation.  Classic symptoms are:

One sided low back pain (occasionally it can change sides)

Pain when turning in bed

Pain rising from sitting

Pain swinging legs in and out of a car.

Groin pain (which can lead to testicle pain in men)

Radiating pain around the buttock and thigh

Occasionally the SIJ symptoms mimic sciatica which often leads to misdiagnosis.

Treatment of Sacroiliac Joints

Treating the SIJ involves two aspects.  Firstly treating the symptoms of pain and lack of mobility and secondly treating the cause.

Inflammation can be treated with ice and interferential electrotherapy, which is a machine often used by physiotherapists. Massage may make you feel better but will not improve the problem

The cause is more complex and can be from poor biomechanics, twisting and bending, trauma or indeed it can be a leg length difference.  This can cause a misaligned pelvis.

An examination is advised along with a biomechanical assessment to determine causative factors and then treatment can begin.

Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth and Solihull Birmingham have designed a specific treatment regime for problem sacroiliac joints and have success in less than 6 visits normally.

The  website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk shows Tamworth Osteopaths prices information and treatment costs.

Appointments can be made by telephoning 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath launches Running Injury Clinic in Tamworth

Monday, June 7th, 2010

With the increase in popularity in distance running now, Tamworth Osteopath John Williams has set up a running injury clinic at the Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth town centre, Staffordshire. Tamworth osteopaths are not all you will find at Atlas. Physiotherapists providing physiotherapy and sports injury treatments as well as massage.

Bringing in the expertise of Sports Podiatrist Peter Taylor from Solihull Birmingham who will be providing biomechanical assessments and prescription orthotics to help resolve issues of overpronation and flat feet.

The Tamworth osteopaths at Atlas have an experienced sports injury team who treat runners and sportsmen and women from Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Atherstone, Measham, Brownhills and Swadlincote.

The Atlas sports massage team will be attending this years Lichfield 10k race in September 2010 providing free massage and injury treatment during the event.

Atlas have become well known in the treatment of Sports Injuries and Running Injuries is such a specialist area that the Tamworth clinic decided to take on Peter to provide a comprehensive service for local runners.

The website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk is a very useful source of information on running injuries and well worth a look.

Runners from the London Marathon and Birmingham Half Marathon regularly visit Tamworth and Solihull clinics for injury treatment and Sports Massage.

Patients will now be able to get prescription orthotics from Tamworth and receive a full biomechanical assessment from our Sports Podiatrist who is a 1hour 10min half marathon winner himself.

Appointments can be made by telephoning 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath recruits a new female Chartered Physiotherapist

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Tamworth osteopaths Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth Staffordshire have secured the services of a new female musculo-skeletal physiotherapist.

Kelly Grove will be joining the Atlas team on June 19th 2010 and will be based at the Tamworth Back Pain Relief Clinic.  Kelly will be treating back pain and sports injuries and providing physiotherapy treatments and sports massage to Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield customers.

Kelly has experience working with Rugby League players from Featherstone Rovers Rugby League team and is currently first team physiotherapist for Birmingham Ladies football team.  Kelly will be adding acupuncture to her list of skills this summer too.

If you wish to find out more about back pain and suitable treatments then visit the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk or call for an appointment on 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath is looking for an apprentice!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

 

The human spine explained

The human spine explained

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams is looking to find an apprentice. 

View website news button on www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

 

 

 John who is the Clinic Director of Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire is a registered Osteopath and registered Physiotherapist who has many years experience in treating and lecturing about Sports Injuries.

The entry requirements will be –  that the applicants must have a recognised qualification that enables them to have insurance to provide hands on work for members of the public.

The applicants must be prepared to work long hours, intensive  one to one training, for 12 months.  During this period there will be no paid work.  Hours will likely be 9am -7pm for 5 days per week.

There will be a non refundable training fee payable of £3000 which is paid up front.

The benefits will be:

One to one tuition for 12 months with Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist and Sports Therapist learning all aspects of musculo-skeletal treatment techniques, examination and testing of joints and spine, soft tissue techniques, electrotherapy, massage, sports injury diagnosis and treatments, exercise prescription and rehabilitation, biomechanical evaluations, laser foot scanning, video gait analysis and later may progress to manual manipulation of spinal segments.

At the end of the 12 months training period, provided the expected standard is achieved, the candidate will be offered full time paid employment.

This is only suitable for a serious candidate who wishes to learn advanced therapy skills from a collection of professions.  At the end of the training it would be expected that the candidate will gain a wealth of experience in treating patients within a busy clinic setting.

Contact John Williams  at jwosteopath@yahoo.com  stating your reasons for applying and attach a copy of your CV.

Sports Massage in Tamworth from Atlas Sports Massage Team

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Sports Massage in Tamworth is now available from Atlas Sports Injury Clinic in Tamworth town centre.

Sports massage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage and relaxing swedish massage is available from experienced practitioners.

Lichfield runners, Sutton Coldfield runners who are training for long distance races like The 2010 Virgin London Marathon would benefit from regular massage during their marathon training.

View the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk/sports-massage.html   or book an appointment by telephoning 01827 59943