Solihull Osteopath returns to head new Solihull Pain Relief Clinic

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 osteopath hosts complementary therapist workshop

November 12th, 2011

 

 

Solihull Osteopath hosts a workshop for complementary therapists in Tamworth.  Designed to show you how to grow your business through referrals and increase patient numbers this workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to run their own private clinic

The workshop is on Wednesday morning on 21 December 2011 between 9.30 and 1pm in Tamworth town centre in Staffordshire.

  Cost including a buffet lunch afterwards is only £60

John is the Clinic Director of Atlas Pain Relief Centre which has 3 branches of musculo-skeletal clinics in the midlands.  He has arranged for Complementary Therapy business coach James Butler to provide training in how to grow your business by increasing and retaining patients numbers in your practice.

James is an established business coach and specialises in providing support for complementary health practices.  Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Acupuncture practitioners, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists and Complimentary Therapists can all benefit from building a successful business and increasing patient numbers.  This workshop will give you the tools to do this.

James Butler from “Painless Practice” will be leading this workshop.

  • Designed to look at ways you can increase the number of treatments through referrals
  • Increase your patient visit average
  • Generate more interest by communicating more effectively with patients
  • Attract your ideal patient
  • Empower and motivate your associates

This workshop will be a very useful CPD event and is being hosted by Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth

If you wish to attend  –  contact Carole Ann Carlton on  01827 59943

Note –  Please book early as places are limited

 

Solihull Horse Riding Injuries treated at Atlas Pain Relief Centre

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

Solihull Riding Injuries treated by Female Solihull Osteopath

March 23rd, 2011

Solihull Riders can be treated by Female Osteopath

Solihull osteopath Sandra Blampied has a degree in Equine Science and brings her horse riding expertise to Solihull Birmingham with a view to support Solihull Riding School and all the local riders in the Solihull area.

Visit the website www.solihullosteopath.co.uk to see how Solihull Osteopaths can help your riding technique and riding posture.

Sandra is pictured competing on her own horse and understands horse riding injuries.  As an Osteopath she can treat back related problems and poor posture. 

Contact the clinic on 0121 745 8792

Solihull Osteopath treats Horse Riding Injuries in Birmingham

March 23rd, 2011

Solihull Osteopath Sandra Bampied has been recruited by Atlas Pain Relief Centre for her expertise in the world of horse riding,  riding falls and injuries.   Sandra intends to support horse and riders from the Solihull Riding School.

Trained in equine science the Solihull Osteopath will help injured riders back into hacking and competing and provide riding tips and advice to Solihull riders.  

The Solihull Clinic in Hall Green is within easy access to Solihull Riding School and provides valuable support for stable staff and owners of horses.

Solihull Osteopath

Solihull Horse Riding Injury Osteopath

“Sandra Blampied is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association having trained as an Osteopath at Oxford Brookes University. 

Prior to training as an Osteopath Sandra completed a degree in Equine Science at the renowned Hartpury College before going on to work at the colleges own Equine Veterinary and Therapy Centre.

During her time working at Hartpury’s Therapy Centre she was involved in the rehabilitation and management of all kinds of injuries and performance issues in both horse and rider, developing a keen interest in the treatment of the rider – something which is often overlooked in the equine world

Sandra is herself an accomplished rider having previously competed regularly at elementary level dressage and the occasional hunter trial. 

Since selling her own horse Sandra is now more likely to be spotted out on her mountain bike and is often involved in the crazy world of 24hr mountain bike racing at events such as Mountain Mayhem and the Bontrager Twentyfour12.”

To book an appointment for a riding injury or postural advice telephone 0121 745 8792 or visit www.solihullosteopath.co.uk

Solihull Osteopath is joined by Solihull Chiropodist in Birmingham

June 8th, 2010

Solihull Osteopath John Williams has been joined by Solihull Chiropodist and Podiatrist Peter Taylor at the Atlas Sports Injury Clinic in Hall Green, Birmingham. The Solihull back pain clinic will now have its own foot specialist for Birmingham customers.

Peter has joined the team at Atlas Sports Injury Clinic and will be providing footcare services for everyone, including runners who need orthotics for overpronation, children who have problem feet and ankles and the elderly who need regular footcare maintenance.

Treating common foot complaints such as ingrowing toenails, athletes foot, corns, callus and hard skin, Peter will compliment the existing team of  Solihull 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.solihullosteopath.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 0121 745 8792

Acupuncture treatment in Solihull Birmingham now available.

March 2nd, 2010
Acupuncture treatment is painless

Acupuncture treatment is painless

Atlas Osteopaths have recruited a new 5 Element acupuncture practitioner to work at the Hall Green Birmingham clinic.

Chris Byrne is an experienced acupuncture practitioner who has joined the Atlas team of practitioners at the Solihull branch of Atlas Pain Relief Centre.

Chris will offer a variety of holistic treatments to help with pain relief, anxiety, depression, hormonal conditions, digestive problems and fertility treatments.

If you are looking for acupuncture in Solihull then call 0121 745 8792 or visit the website www.solihullosteopath.co.uk/acupuncture.html

Welcome to Atlas Solihull Osteopaths News

January 24th, 2010
England Goalkeeping Legend Peter Shilton with Solihull Osteopath John Williams

England Goalkeeping Legend Peter Shilton with Solihull Osteopath John Williams

Welcome to Atlas Solihull Osteopaths news page.

Solihull Osteopaths offer an alternative to Solihull Chiropractors in the treatment of back pain and conditions related to the spine.

Based in Hall Green Birmingham at the Robin Hood Island, Stratford Rd, the Atlas team of Solihull Osteopaths can offer osteopathy treatment for back pain, sciatica, trapped nerve, shoulder pain, knee pain and sacroiliac joint problems.

As a musculo-skeletal pain relief clinic we offer a variety of practitioners such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, acupuncture, chiropodist and massage therapists.

our new website can be viewed on www.solihullosteopath.co.uk