Archive for the ‘back pain’ Category

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Solihull Osteopath John Williams has built an extension onto the house in Blossomfield Rd and will move in permanently before xmas 2014.

John will be working from home and treating patients with structural osteopathy and cranial osteopathy for babies.

For an appointment please phone 0121 709 5222

www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Solihull osteopath is a specialist in sacroiliac joints

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Sacroiliac joint specialist in Solihull John Williams is becoming known for his expertise in treating sacroiliac joint pain.  Sacroiliac joint instability, sacroiliac joint hypermobility and painful sacroiliac joint are all conditions that require specialist knowledge and Solihull Osteopath John has great success in treating the  SIJ.  The problem is not resolved with osteopathy alone but a combination of treatments designed by John.

Patients travel from all over the UK and abroad to visit the osteopath in Solihull that has the answers.  visit the website for more information  www.sacroiliacjointpain.co.uk

Solihull Osteopath plans sports therapy training academy

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Solihull osteopath John Williams will be launching Sports Therapy training courses in 2014.  Aimed at Sports Therapists who have graduated from College or University, the Atlas Sports Therapy Academy will be training to upgrade their skills and make them more employable.

Think of it as a finishing school for sports injury graduates.  Sports Injury treatments are very specific and the newly qualified sports therapy graduate often lacks the practical training to operate in the work place.

Atlas will fill in the blanks and polish the students so they will be able to work successfully in the industry.

Details will be posted on the Atlas Facebook Page  Atlas Pain Relief Centre  

Visit the Facebook page and hit the LIKE button

www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Another Osteopath in Solihull may be joining the Atlas Team

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Another local osteopath in Solihull may be joining the Atlas team of practitioners.  Solihull osteopaths at Atlas Pain Relief Centre on the Blossomfield Rd are attracting plenty of interest because of their wide range of experience and ability to treat acute patients with back pain, neck pain, sacroiliac joint pain and trapped nerves.

Principal Osteopath John Williams provides additional developmental training for those who join the team which enables practitioners to gain valuable additional skills in other areas of musculo-skeletal treatments.

The new osteopath is female, lives locally and will no doubt  bring her own expertise to the team.  Solihull Osteopath John Williams is developing the town centre practice to cater for local patients.

visit the website www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Solihull Osteopath gets Facebook and Twitter page

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Solihull osteopath gets a Facebook and twitter page in order to share news and special offers to customers.

Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Blossomfield Rd is the place to visit for back pain, neck pain or sacroiliac joint pain.

Follow us on Twitter   www.twitter.com/atlaspainrelief

or you can see news and events on our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/atlaspainrelief

England Goalkeeping Legend Peter Shilton with Solihull Osteopath John Williams

England Goalkeeping Legend Peter Shilton with Solihull Osteopath John Williams

Solihull Osteopath offers free consultations

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Free consultations by Solihull Osteopath on the Open Day launch of the new Solihull Back Pain Clinic in Blossomfield Rd.  Based close to the railway station and Solihull town centre the new back pain clinic is opening its doors between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 20 July 2013

Try free acupuncture taster sessions and free advice on back pain and sacroiliac joint pain.  Solihull back pain clinic has osteopaths, physiotherapists and acupuncturists available on the day to discuss any problem you may have.  Telephone 0121 709 5222 to prebook a free consultation

www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Solihull Osteopath moves to Blossomfield Rd Solihull

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Solihull Osteopath John Williams has closed down the Hall Green Clinic and relocated closer to Solihull Town Centre. The new Osteopathy clinic will open on 1 May 2013

Atlas Pain Relief and Atlas Sports Injury Clinic will now operate from 4 Blossomfield Rd Solihull near the Solihull railway station.

The telephone number has also changed to 0121 709 5222.

For details and to book an appointment please phone the number above or visit www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Osteopath in Solihull treats “Times Red” from Xfactor

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Solihull Osteopath has been treating the Xfactor band Times Red at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.  The band will be releasing a record in January and hope to make the top 10 in the music charts.

Solihull osteopath John Williams of Atlas Pain Relief Centre will be working from a new clinic near to the Solihull town centre in 2013 and looks forward to treating Solihull customers old and new.

John is offering osteopathy in Solihull alongside physiotherapy and acupuncture.  The multi-disciplinary approach offers local people a choice of treatment options for back pain, neck pain, trapped nerve symptoms like sciatica, knee pain and shoulder pain. 

If you have back pain then Atlas are an alternative option to visiting a Solihull Chiropractor for Chiropractic treatment.  Call reception on 0121 745 8792

or visit the website for more details  www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Solihull Osteopath returns to head new Solihull Pain Relief Clinic

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Solihull osteopath John Williams will return to Solihull in 2013 to head the new Atlas Pain Relief Centre Clinic.  The new clinic is under wraps until after xmas 2012 and will be launched in early 2013.

Anyone looking for an osteopath in Solihull will be able to find our experienced local Solihull osteopath at the new clinic.

We specialise in all musculoskeletal problems including back pain, neck pain, trapped nerve, sciatica, bulging discs, whiplash symptoms, joint pain and sacroiliac joint inflammation.

We will be hosting a shoulder pain clinic where you can visit a Solihull shoulder consultant.  John will be providing a team of physiotherapists in Solihull to treat back pain and painful shoulders and looks forward to working with his acupuncture practitioner, sports massage therapist, sports therapist and physiotherapist at the new pain relief centre in 2013.

Visit the website www.solihullosteopath.co.uk for more details or call 0121 745 8792 for an appointment

Solihull Horse Riding Injuries treated at Atlas Pain Relief Centre

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Advice on preventing unwanted injuries when looking after horses from our resident Solihull Equine Osteopath at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Birmingham.

When you think of injuries associated with horse riding most people would think of traumatic incidents such as fractures resulting from a fall, indeed studies of common riding injuries have shown that the areas of the body most commonly injured are the upper extremities and the head and neck, with fractures, sprains, whiplash and head injuries being the most common types of injuries. Back pain is another symptom experienced when looking after horses.

 These types of injuries are widely accepted in the equine world as just part of the sport and indeed if your beloved nag has decided today is the day to send you on a flying lesson then there is little you can do except brace yourself,  prepare for landing and hope nothing hurts too much once you’ve bit the dust!

 What people don’t think of is the stress and strain they put their bodies through doing all the daily tasks involved in owning and caring for their horse. The two 5ltr buckets of water you dragged across the yard, the wheelbarrow which felt like half a tonne that you had to push for half a mile to the muck heap, all that lifting and carrying of shavings bales/hay bales/feed bags etc etc, ever considered what that might be doing to your body and the way you ride?

So much of what we do with horses is so very one sided, mucking out, sweeping the yard, carrying buckets, next time you are doing those daily chores have a think about which side you do everything on – bet you it’s all one sided and probably on your right. This is going to lead to greater muscle development in some areas of the body more than others, that coupled with old injuries that most riders carry is likely to lead to crookedness in your posture.

 This maybe something you are already aware of, perhaps something your instructor has mentioned, maybe you can never get your stirrups quite right. Having a crooked posture whilst riding is not something that it is purely aesthetically displeasing it will affect the way your horse reacts to your aids and how supple he is to ride.

If you think of a seesaw, in order for that seesaw to sit level the weight has to be equal at both ends, this is the equivalent of a rider sat with a straight spine and an even weight distribution being transmitted down the seat bones, through the saddle to the horses back.

Now if we add weight to one side of the seesaw it will tip to the heavier side, this is the same as when a rider with a straight spine wants to turn whilst riding, they will look and turn their body towards the direction of travel thus putting more weight through the seat bone on the side of the direction of turn, giving an aid for the turn to the horse. 

 In the rider that sits with a crooked spine the weight distribution becomes uneven so instead of the weight being evenly distributed through both seat bones the riders weight will constantly be transmitted with more weight down one side as in the aid for a turn. Let’s consider that the rider sits in a crooked position where more weight is constantly transmitted through the left hand side, in order for this rider to ride a left hand circle it should be relatively easy as their weight is already predominately on the left, however when it comes to riding a right turn the rider will find it much harder.

 Going back to the seesaw analogy if the seesaw is tipped to the left it will need twice as much weight on the right hand side in order to get it to swing back to the right. Thus a rider who is sitting with most of their weight being transmitted through the left seat bone, due to a crooked posture, will find it much harder to work their horse in a right bend. So if your horse has always been stiffer to work on one rein despite having had his back, teeth, tack, feet and everything else you can think of checked, maybe, it’s time to get yourself checked out?!

Visit www.solihullosteopath.co.uk for advice and an appointment

 or telephone 0121 745 8792