Posts Tagged ‘slipped disc’

Tamworth Back Pain Practitioner suggests caution.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Tamworth Osteopath and back pain practitioner John Williams of Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth town centre is disappointed at the way some back pain practitioners ask their patients to prepay for 24 treatments up front.

The Atlas Pain Relief Centre has a website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk  and their range of different back pain treatments can be viewed by visiting this website.

John suggests caution if your practioner suggests prepayment for 24 sessions during your first visit.  You may be better in 6 sessions and have overpaid or indeed may feel worse and have to endure more painful treatments that you would like. 

 This practice has come to light after a number of unhappy patients released this information.  Usually the patient is told they need 24 treatments to rectify their complaint and are told they need to attend for 3 treatments per week.  As an incentive to prepay for 24 treatments they are offered a discount.

Firstly this is surely bad practice and asking a patient on their first visit to prepay for 24 treatment sessions up front is taking advantage of people who are in pain and seeking help.

Patients can well have conditions that take longer to treat and some patients may,  over time, end up having this amount of treatment, however most back pain conditions would not require 3 treatments per week for 8 weeks.

At Atlas Pain Relief Centre their back pain practitioners offer a variety of treatment options for back ache, disc bulges, slipped disc, sciatica, trapped nerve, sacroiliac joint inflammation, twisted pelvis, and muscular twinges and the majority of their patients are pain free in 6 visits.  John said “Offering patients a discount is a generous gesture if they prepay for 6 visits but asking for prepayment for 24 sessions is, in my opinion, wrong”.

Tamworth Chiropractors, Tamworth Osteopaths, Tamworth Physiotherapists, Tamworth Acupuncturists and Tamworth Sports Therapists all treat back pain and the general public are often confused as to “who does what”.  It is therefore important that this practice does not contaminate the reputation of us all.  We do not want the public thinking that all back pain practitioners are the same. 

The majority of back pain practitioners do not operate in such a way and are effectively regulated by their respective governing bodies.  It is a comfort to patients that registered practitioners are regulated and that they behave in a professional manner.  Let us hope that this kind of protocol will cease and the reputation of our professions have not been damaged.

Tamworth Osteopath teams up with a Tamworth Chiropodist

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams has been joined by Chiropodist and Podiatrist Peter Taylor.at the Staffordshire clinic

Peter has joined the team at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate, Tamworth town centre and will be providing footcare services for people in Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Brownhills, Swadlincote, Atherstone, and Measham

Treating common foot complaints such as ingrowing toenails, athletes foot, corns, callus and hard skin, Peter will compliment the existing team of  Tamworth Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists and Sports Massage Therapists.

Atlas provide a range of services to treat back pain, sciatica, trapped nerve, slipped and bulging discs, stiff neck, knee pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and much more.  The website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk highlights common problems and is worth a visit.

If you need an appointment for either back pain of footcare then contact reception on 01827 59943

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