Posts Tagged ‘Sutton Coldfield’

Osteopath in Tamworth now have a Shoulder Consultant

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Osteopath Tamworth, the Atlas Osteopaths at Atlas Pain Relief Centre now have a Shoulder Consultant in their team. 

 Launching the new Tamworth Shoulder Clinic based within the Atlas Pain Relief Centre Clinic in Victoria Rd Tamworth, Staffordshire, the shoulder clinic is headed by Shoulder Consultant Mr Amir Salama and supported by Tamworth Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Acupuncture practitioners from the Atlas team.

Mr Salama the new Shoulder Consultant at Atlas Shoulder Clinic in Tamworth

Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield shoulder pain sufferers will benefit from this local shoulder clinic which will treat all aspects of shoulder injury including arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, SLAP tears, biceps tendon damage, calcification and bursitis as well as frozen shoulder and referred pain. Mr Salama has his profile posted on the Atlas website for you to check out his obvious qualifications, experience and expertise.visit www.atlaspainrelief.co.uk/shoulder-consultant.html To book an appointment at the Tamworth shoulder clinic please telephone 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath treats lots of Tamworth and Lichfield Shoulder pain

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Shoulder pain Tamworth and shoulder pain Lichfield is a regular treatment request for Tamworth Osteopath John Williams of Atlas Pain Relief Centre.  John who is a Tamworth Osteopath and Tamworth Physiotherapist has experience at treating shoulder pain and shoulder injuries.

Visitors from Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Measham, Swadlincote, Burton and surrounding villages travel to Tamworth for their shoulder pain.  Often shoulder pain has trapped nerve involvement with pins and needles and numbness.  Burning pain and sharp stabbing pain are often described when patients present with the shoulder problem.

Atlas Pain Relief Centre is in Lower Gungate, Tamworth town centre and can help arrange MRI scans on your shoulder in 48 hours normally.  The website has useful information  www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk or telephone 01827 59943

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 success with the Sacroiliac Joint and Sacroiliitis in Staffordshire

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath considers lecturing on sacroiliac joint treatments because it is so common and often not understood.

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams successfully treats on average 4 patients daily with sacroiliitis, which is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint.

This is so common that over the 10 years in practice John and his Staffordshire team of osteopaths and physiotherapists have treated thousands of sacroiliac joints which can cause an immense amount of pain and suffering in the low back, groin and pelvic area. Patients from  Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Measham, Brownhills, Swadlincote and Burton on Trent travel for treatment.

The sacroiliac seems to be a joint that is not understood too well and seems difficult to diagnose.  Even after this problem has been identified practitioners appear to struggle in treating the problem quickly.  Often mistaken for disc prolapse, arthritic hip, sciatica and a variety of low back conditions the sacroiliac joint is a marvel of engineering and is complex in both function and movement.

At Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire John has devised a treatment plan that works effectively and quickly on treating the pain and discomfort caused by sacroiliitis.  On average acute patients will be pain free in 4 treatments and occasionally it might take 6 visits to be resolved.

In 10 years of treating sacroiliac joints John has only failed to resolve 2 cases of this common problem which is a near 99% success rate.  Often patients present with acute pain which they have had for years and have often been receiving treatment elsewhere with no success.  Regardless they are successfully treated in the 6 treatments.

The problem with treating the sacroiliac joint is that firstly diagnosis by imaging is not effective.  A standard MRI scan will not show any signs of dysfunction or cause of pain in the joint.  Most sacroiliac joints are a problem caused by dysfunction and subsequent inflammation.

A scan is a static image and will appear normal when viewed, it is only when asked to perform movement that the problem will be obvious.  However, often patients present with no dysfunction in the joint itself and appear to be suffering symptoms of inflammation only.  This is where practitioners seem to struggle to treat the patient.

As a result of seeing so many patients that have been unsuccessfully treated elsewhere John is now considering using his lecturing skills to set up workshops and share his knowledge on how to successfully treat this problematic joint.

The Tamworth osteopath has a website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk where you can view interesting articles on back pain and other common problems or 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

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

Tamworth Osteopaths advertise in Runners World Magazine

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Atlas Osteopaths and Physiotherapists at the Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth can now be found in the Runners World Magazine and Runners World website.

Atlas have been looking after runners from the London Marathon, Lichfield 10K and Birmingham Half Marathon for some time now and it seemed a natural progression to expand operations into the world of running.

Atlas have also launched a new website to support the 2010 Virgin London Marathon runners who are currently on a marathon training programme  www.londonmarathon-runninginjuryclinics.co.uk

The Tamworth Osteopaths at Atlas have also developed a new website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk for information on a variety of conditions and treatments which include back pain, sciatica, trapped nerve, acupuncture, physiotherapy and sports injury treatments

Tamworth Osteopaths look after runners

Tamworth Osteopaths look after runners

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Atlas Osteopaths can be found at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth town centre.  Just opposite the Globe pub and with plenty of car parks close by, the Tamworth back pain clinic will treat patients locally from Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield Birmingham.

Informative articles and news stories from the Atlas team of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapists and Acupuncture practitioners will follow.

Wishing you all a prosperous 2011 from all the team at Atlas.

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath