Posts Tagged ‘Tamworth Osteopaths’

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 offers free consultations

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Tamworth osteopath offers free consultations at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Victoria Rd, Tamworth Staffordshire.  Atlas are having an open day on Saturday 8 September 2012 at their Tamworth osteopathic clinic and you can access free advice and consultations with one of our Staffordshire osteopaths.

Free Consultations with our Tamworth Osteopaths

Osteopaths in Tamworth have an excellent reputation and can treat back pain, shoulder pain, stiff neck, trapped nerves, sciatica, sacroiliac joints and muscle twinges

Osteopaths offer an alternative to a Tamworth Chiropractor for back pain treatment and can provide soft tissue work such as sports massage, manipulation of the spine and electrotherapy.

Telephone and prebook your free consultation with one of our osteopaths in Tamworth   01827 59943

visit our website  www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk 

Osteopath Tamworth is seeking a Sports Therapist

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Atlas osteopaths in Tamworth have moved to a new location in Tamworth town centre and as part of their expansion plans are looking to recruit a sports therapist to join their multi-disciplinary team. As an alternative to Tamworth chiropractors the Atlas team offer osteopaths,physiotherapists,acupuncture and sports injury treatments

The running injury clinic will be moved to Tamworth and the plan is to be a sports injury centre of excellence for the midlands. Based in the splendid victorian house at 7 Victoria Rd B79 7HS the clinic will offer gait analysis, laser foot scanning and prescription orthotics.

Sports massage, sports injuries and sports therapy have an important part to play in supporting sports people and athletes and Atlas have the expertese in this area.

Visit our website    www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

Tamworth Osteopaths move to new pain relief clinic

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Tamworth Osteopaths are moving their clinic in March 2012.  Atlas Pain Relief Centre which has been located in Lower Gungate in Tamworth for 10 years has found a town centre location for its new clinic with free customer parking.

As an alternative to Tamworth Chiropractic treatment from Tamworth Chiropractors, the new clinic offers a multi-disciplinary approach to back pain.

Osteopaths working at the new Tamworth clinic will have better facilities and enjoy the splendid atmosphere of a Victorian House.  Disabled access is available and the clinic will be developed to cater for runners and cyclists in the new specialist sports injury clinic. http://www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk/

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”.

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 Osteopath at Atlas Pain Relief Centre offers an alternative back pain treatment to a Tamworth Chiropractor.

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Tamworth Chiropractors, Tamworth Physiotherapists, Acupuncture and Sports Therapists all treat back pain.  At Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate, Tamworth town centre they offer a selection of back pain treatments from a variety of practitioners.

Atlas has Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Acupuncture, Podiatrist and Sports Therapists working at the Tamworth Back Pain Relief Clinic.  There are no Tamworth Chiropractors however as Atlas believe they offer an alternative to the Tamworth Chiropractic clinics.

The approach between chiropractors and other back pain professions are generally different and Atlas prefer to allow patients and back pain sufferers the option to choose which style of treatment they prefer.

There is a comparison article on the differences between osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists which can be found on the Atlas website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk if you are interested in researching the different approaches to treatment that each profession offers for back pain.

Atlas treat back pain, low back pain and stiff necks.  All spinal problems are looked at in the Tamworth clinic. Neck and back pain although the most common condition is not the only thing that is treated.  Shoulder pain and knee pain is treated as are all musculo skeletal problems.

Sciatica and trapped nerve are often very painful and cause much distress however a bulging disc can be treated with the proper physiotherapy and recover.

Appointments at the Tamworth clinic can be made by telephoning 01827 59943

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 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