Dynamic Personal Training Solihull


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Dynamic Osteopaths provide and offer an exclusive Personal Training service and Injury Rehabilitation out of Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull that is setting new industry standards for rapid and outstanding physical performance transformations.

Our specialised approach to Personal Training ensures you achieve the best possible results you want no matter what your goals. Our Director and lead Personal Trainer is a sports osteopath and exercise specialist who has developed an experienced highly qualified wealth of knowledge in exercise performance and injury rehabilitation.

Dynamic Osteopaths Personal Training provides a high-standard luxury Personal Training service in the centre of Solihull, West Midlands out of fantastic facilities within Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. Over the years Dynamic Osteopaths have built a very high reputation for high quality personal training services within Solihull and surrounding local areas of Birmingham and Warwickshire.

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Our aim is to take you to the peak of your athletic performance and conditioning with all the support you need from an exercise specialist and a fully qualified healthcare professional; whether that be an osteopath, physiotherapist, sports medicine doctor or a specialist consultant. Our unique services cover every aspect from individual programme design, injury and movement science, nutrition planning, physical therapy, manual therapy, regular monitoring, goal setting and re-assessments to ensure you achieve the very best results possible. We are also sports injury specialists, who work daily with injury rehabilitation and musculoskeletal dysfunction, providing regular treatment to a high standard, and IF necessary our lead personal trainer Adam Whatley is also fully qualified in musculoskeletal / joint injection therapy and can provide cortisone injections under the correct circumstances and IF fully needed. This being said, he will try every conservative method prior to this before hand.

Feedback from our clients gives us huge confidence and we are raising the bar across the industry. Our goal was simple – to deliver outstanding results whilst providing the best personal training in Solihull.

Why Do I Have Back Pain?


Back pain affects most people at some point in their life. Generally it presents as muscular, skeletal or neurological and can be treated fairly easily if assessed early!

Muscular refers to muscle tissue and tendons that may be in spasm, inflamed, stiff or fatigued. Furthermore muscles can be chronically torn if not treated and tendons can become inflamed (tendonitis).

Skeletal refers to our joints including cartilage and ligaments. Joints may be stiff,  inflamed  or the cartilage may be suffering from wear and tear. Ligaments, which attach bone to bone, may become sprained.

Neurological refers to pain from nerve compression and irritation which may lead to numbness, tingling, sharp or shooting pain often in the limbs. The sciatic nerve for example can become compressed and cause sciatica.

Consult your GP or medical help urgently if your back pain is associated with any of the following:

Known as red flags

 

  • Constant deep ache not relieved by laying down and not aggravated by movement.
  • Fever >38c
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling in the back
  • Pain or tingling into your legs or feet
  • Numbness around your genitals/buttocks
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control

What is a muscle spasm?  This is an involuntary contraction of muscle fibres. This usually occurs when the muscle is acting in a protective way – like a protective reflex to protect an underlying damaged tissue from further damage. Finger muscles may spasm whilst writing for prolonged periods ie in an exam. Muscle spasm may also be caused by dehydration, loss of fluids during exercise without replacement can lead to fatigued muscles and eventually spasm. It is thought that it only takes a 2% reduction in body weight due to  fluid loss to have a 10-20% reduction in sport performance.

What is sciatica? Many patients come to see us here at Dynamic Osteopaths saying that they think they have sciatica, however many cases are incorrect. Sciatica is a symptom of a number of possible causes,  the sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest peripheral nerve in the body, extending from our low back to our foot. Sciatic pain can be sharp, shooting pain and numbness from the low back through the buttock and down the back of the thigh to the calf and foot.

Sciatic Nerve

The main causes of sciatica are:

  • A  herniated disc pressing on a nerve root that compresses the sciatic nerve.
  • Spinal stenosis: narrowing of the spinal canal usually due to ageing, as due to arthritis the joints become enlarged and choke the nerve.
  • Piriformis syndrome, as the sciatic nerve run under or through the piriformis muscle in the buttock the nerve may become squeezed or compressed giving ‘sciatic like’ pain.
  • Sacro-Illiac joint dysfunction. As the 5th lumbar nerve lies on top of this pelvic joint any inflammation caused by the  joint dysfunction may cause ‘sciatic like’ pain.
  • Spondylolithesis  is a forward slippage of one vertebrae on another due to a fracture which can pinch the nerve and cause sciatica.
  • Other possible causes for sciatica can be in pregnancy due to constantly changing posture and  although rare, a spinal tumour.

 

What are facet joints? Facet joints are the joints  between each vertebrae, on either side,  that control and facilitate the movement of the spine. Like many joints of the body they are surrounded by a capsule and can be very pain sensitive. Therefore any trauma to the joint or capsule can be very painful and send the muscles in the surrounding area into a spasm.

Facet joint pain can be due to a sudden trauma involving a quick over- rotation of the lumbar spine, common in squash players, which causes acute inflammation and or a ‘locking’ sensation of the joint. Mostly facet joint problems are chronic and are due to ageing and arthritis in the joints. The joints become enlarged and grow spurs which cause pain on rotation and other movements of the lumbar spine.

Facet joints control movement

 

How can Dynamic Osteopaths help?

When you visit an osteopath with back pain, they will first listen to you explain your symptoms and then ask some questions which will include onset of pain, what may make it better or worse and if you have any leg symptoms. They may ask some questions about your general and past health which you may think irrelevant, but this is to build a full picture of you as a whole person and to make sure that there is no under-lying medical problem (RED FLAGS).  The osteopath will then observe your posture and feel how your back is moving and carry-out any relevant clinical tests. All this is to be able to form a diagnosis before treating or referring on to a specialist consultant or further investigations (MRI, X-Ray).

Treatment of Low Back Pain – Dynamic Osteopaths

Treatment of Low Back Pain – Dynamic Osteopaths


Treatment for low back pain:

Ligamentous injury – either caused from trauma or biomechanical alteration leading to increased strain.
Treatment via ice / spinal mobilisation / pain free exercise.

Facet joint injury – normally a relation to altered pelvic balance, hip rotation, tight hamstrings, with a dull and sharpe pain on extension.
Treatment via spinal manipulation, mobilisations, traction, education and specific strengthening.

Spinal instability – increased pain for maintained posture. Treatment via mobilisation of hypomobile segments and stability training to strengthen spinal dynamic motion.

Disc herination– gentle mobilisations, flexion/distraction / extention mobilisation. Education, core strengthening and stability training.

Spinal stenosis – flexion exercises, paraspinal pelvic tilts / strength and conditioning.

DDD (spinal degeneration / spondylosis) – HVT / mobilisations / reduction of hip flexion and lumbar erector spinea, traction, Acupuncture, diet.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction – instability correction: leg length discrepancy correction, torsion, Restriction, mobilisations, stretches, exercises.

For further information on how low back pain treatment is carried out here at Dynamic Osteopaths please contact us on Www.dynamicosteopaths.com.

Alternatively call us on (07966) 317712 or email us at info@dynamicosteopaths.com

How Osteopathic Medicine Works

How Osteopathic Medicine Works


How Osteopathic Medicine Works

More and more people are consulting osteopaths, reaching over 7 million consultation each year, this mainly due to natural promotion of health.
Osteopaths have been helping people variety of a variety of ages with varied health issues for many years without the use surgery at a first call.

Osteopaths get proven results with these specific health conditions by using the best available evidence based research, patient preference and osteopathic expertise.

Here at Dynamic Osteopaths we use out underpinning osteopathic medical philosophy along with new and up and coming research to provide the best level of pain relief services to our patients. Here we assess your health, explain what we’ve found and make specific recommendations once what it is we may have found:

• Your health and Wellbeing is primary objective
• The optimal function and your neurology and circulatory system
• Stress results in cortisol and can overload your body systems relating you illness and poor health
• Spinal joint dysfunction had a large relation to compensatory control
• Spinal manipulation can help restore spinal range if motion

Click on this link to learn more about osteopathic medicine and why it is so beneficial to the individual.

Alternately please contact our clinic at info@dynamicosteopaths.com / 07966 317712

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Osteopathy Solihull: Pain Relief Clinic

Osteopathy Solihull: Pain Relief Clinic


Osteopathy Solihull: Pain Relief Clinic

Dynamic Osteopaths are currently practicing Osteopathy out of a Solihull Osteopathic Clinic. This Osteopathic practice is also in collaboration with Urban Body; Where we are offering services of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy to patients who may be suffering for pain and discomfort.

Solihull Osteopathy for the treatment of back pain, joint pain and general pain relief:
Osteopathy is a form of primary healthcare based on the practice of back treatment and the treatment of joint pain.

Further information on how Dynamic Osteopaths can help with your aches and pains please visit www.dynamicosteopaths.com of feel free to contact us at info@dynamicosteopaths.com and well will gert back to you within the hour.

Osteopathic Clinic Solihull Location:

Registered Osteopath Solihull
David Lloyds (Cranmore) Solihull

Sports Osteopathy: Sports Injuries. Dynamic Osteopaths


Osteopaths are increasingly  becoming a key provider of physical therapy and sports medicine within sports. Furthermore, osteopathic medical research is becoming larger within the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. 

The use of manual medicine or joint manipulation for the treatment of athletic injuries dates back thousands of years. The osteopathic approach to sports related injuries is a unique one. Athletic performance related to a particular sports is broadly viewed as musculoskeletal efficiency. The body, including cardiovascular and pulmonary systems has to be finely tuned to the increasing demands placed upon them by the musculoskeletal system. The athlete is subject to biomechanical, strength and flexibility demands in relation to a particular sport. Therefore the aims within sports osteopathy is to go beyond providing relief of immediate symptoms, but to promote function of homeostatic and protective properties of the body so the body can heal optimally whilst promoting injury prevention. 

Sport Examples:

Rugby 

  • Stinger/ Burner – Burning pain from the shoulder to hand/ tackling injury where the shoulder and neck are stretched apart causing tension on the nerves.
  • Dislocation/ subluxation – Often caused by the arm being fully stretched out to your side and upwards/ usually requires re-location and possible operation if a recurrent problem.
  • Shoulder AC joint – Chronic pain at the shoulder end of the collar bone/ normally caused by wear and tear and damage to the AC ligaments.
  • Labral tears – Damage to cartilage in the shoulder joint/ can be caused by scoring a try with the arm outstretched or by recurrent dislocations
  • Spinal injuries – joint and muscular pain.

Golf

  • Rotator cuff – (as discussed earlier)/ an impingement of the tendons/ can be an acute injury or a chronic wear and tear
  • Posterior instability (leading shoulder) – repeated swinging of the club can lead to overstretching of the muscles and joint at the back of the shoulder
  • Anterior instability (non-leading shoulder) – an unstable feeling of the shoulder as the ball slips slightly from the socket (normally felt at the front of the joint)
  • Chronic low back pain – related to local chronic inflammation around the joints in the lumber spine.

Swimming

  • Look out for a change in stroke pattern
  • Pain in the recovery phase is normally an impingement (as mentioned previously)
  • Pain in the pull-through phase is normally a labrum injury or a rotator cuff injury

What we can do at Dynamic Osteopaths:

Firstly, it is imperative to diagnose what tissue is causing your pain. This is done by the use of a few tests to determine the cause of the problem, following a case history as to how the injury occurred and any previous problems or injuries you may have had, and then moving onto examining your complaint. There are some very simple “mobility testing movements” as well as orthopaedic tests we can do that will give us a very clear idea about your injury. Once we know the cause of the problem we can then see about getting you back on the road to full fitness. Hopefully it’s just a case of a series of treatments as well as a course of exercises to promote you rehabilitation. It may be that your injury requires further investigation in which case we can refer you to a local specialist to discuss your options.

Case study:

– 28 year old professional footballer with a 2 year history of left side groin strain.

– Despite cases of rest, NSAIDs and cortisone steroid injection, the complaint has continues and spread into the lower back and buttock, in addition to recurrent calf strains. An Osteopath was then called in by the club doctor for a second opinion. 

– Osteopathic examination relieved no abnormalities of basic neurological and cardiovascular examination. However, among all the various positive findings, those that were of relevance were; an anteriorly rotated right iliac innominate, an absence of back-locking of both knees, a fixation of the lumbosacral joint on the left into extension, reduced active and passive thoracic rotation and various muscular imbalances.

– Treatment plan: mobilisation of the right ilium into posterior, mobilization of the thoracic spine, which inevitably was a factor including in the LSJ/SIJ restriction. Mobilisation of L1/2/3 on the right, decompression of the left LSJ (thus reducing the effects of sciatic nerve compression) and stretching out the hamstrings and popliteus to allow for increased knee extension. A further foot examination and correction was also provided.

– The player responded very well and was fully playing again within 6 weeks.

Dynamic Osteopaths regularly see sports injuries and provided sports-related rehabilitation on a frequent basis.

For further information please contact us a Dynamic Osteopaths / info@dynamicosteopaths.com

 

 

What are the consequences of poor lifting technique?


Back pain and sciatica

 

We have all been told over and over that we should always bend at the knees and keep a straight back when lifting.  What happens if you don’t do this? CASE STUDY:

20 year old male patient, that began experiencing lower back pain and morning stiffness, which has steadily worsened to the point where he is now in constant pain and finds it difficult to work.

At the base of the spine, it was identified that the last vertebral disc had become greatly reduced compared to the other disc spaces in his spine.

This is a degenerative process that greatly accelerates if the back joints are readily subjected to high levels of strain during lifting.

Bending at the knees and keeping a straight back when we lift keeps this strain to a minimum. This is otherwise known as keeping  a natural spine!

Although Osteopathic treatment may help relieve the pain and stiffness that occurs in a case like this, the real cure is to make sure that you look after your lower back in the first place

Further information can be found at http://www.dynamicosteopaths.com or please contact us on info@dynamicosteopaths.com

Sciatica


Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, running from your lower back, through your pelvis and buttocks and all the way down both legs, to your feet. Any pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve is often referred to as Sciatica. The pain caused radiates out from your lower back down to your calf; this pain ranges from mild to very painful.

Causes of sciatica

The most common cause of Sciatica is disc injuries (mentioned in a previous blog here by Dynamic Osteopaths) and is often referred to as a ‘slipped disc’. Other common causes can involve lumbar spinal stenosis (spinal foramen narrowing), degenerative disc disease (arthritis / spondylosis) and pregnancy. Less common causes include injuries, infections, or growth in the spine.

Symptoms of sciatica

If you are suffering from Sciatica you will experience at least one of the following symptoms;

1) Constant dull pain in one side of your buttocks or leg.

2) Felling of burning or tingling down your leg.

3) Numbness and difficulty when moving your leg or foot.

4) When you stand or walk you experience difficulty due to a sharp pain.

5) When sitting the pain worsens.

Treatment of Sciatica

Acute sciatica may pass without the need for actual treatment, however it is always important to get it checked by your osteopath. Meanwhile to help relieve the symptoms you can take over the counter painkillers, apply hot or cold packs to the area and perform light exercise. In more chronic case of sciatica when pain is persistent, here at Dynamic Osteopaths we provide light manual therapy along side a structured exercise programme under supervision to help ease your symptoms and provide a better recovery. Failing all means of conservative treatment by your osteopath an epidural steroid injections can also be delivered at the source of the inflamed sciatic nerve root to help alleviate the pain. If the pain has not been relieved with manual or medical treatments as stated above then surgery may be needed, but this is very uncommon.

Prevention of Sciatica

To help prevent sciatica there are some measures you can put in place to minimise your risk of a back injury or ‘slipped disc’ that could lead to sciatica. Firstly, you need to ensure you have a good posture and if you are required to lift heavy objects at work you need to ensure your lifting technique is suitable to stop injury. Secondly, before you participate in any form of exercise ensure you stretch and when you have finished the exercise session stretch again. Lastly, there are some very simple and regular exercise that you should perform to help improve your flexibility to minimise the risk of a back injury.

For further information on sciatica and the treatment/management of sciatica please contact Dynamic Osteopaths on the following:

W: http://www.dynamicosteopaths.com
E: info@dynamicosteopaths.com
T: 07966 317712

Dynamic Osteopaths have osteopathic clinics operating out of Henley In Arden Warwickshire, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham.

Sports Medicine: Back pain and Exercise


With in musculoskeletal medicine, specifically back pain, it can often be identified that back pain a hugely related to muscular responsiveness and how exercise in clinical formats can vastly reduce back pain and delay forms of invasive surgery.

The below link explains this further, providing real case studies.

Sports Medicine: Back pain and Exercise

For further information contact Dynamic Osteopaths

Dynamic Osteopaths have clinics operating out of Solihull and Birmingham.

Sports Medicine: The benefit of neuromuscular training and rehab in athletes – ACL study


As participation in high-demand sports has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens and young adults. In a study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS), it was found that neuromuscular training for high school and college-age athletes – which focuses on the optimal way to bend, jump, land and pivot the knee – is an effective and inexpensive way to avoid ACL damage, which ultimately relates to high demand on costs and time.

The ACL is a critical ligament that stabilizes the knee joint. An ACL injury, one of the most common sports injuries, often requires surgery and a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Recent research has found that screening tools such as a “hop test” or isokinetic dynamometer which measure muscle strength to identify neuromuscular deficits, as well as neuromuscular training programs, may reduce ACL injuries.

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Researchers evaluated three strategies for young athletes: no training or screening, universal neuromuscular training, and universal screening with neuromuscular training for identified high-risk athletes only. 

Findings:

  • On average, universal training reduced the incidence of ACL injury by 63%, while the screening program, on average, reduced the incidence rate by 40%.
  • Out of 10,000 athletes, the model predicted 300 ACL injuries in the no-screening group, 110 in the universal training group, and 180 in the universal training/screening for “at risk” athletes group.

While it is not a surprise that training was more cost-effective than no intervention, the  magnitude of the benefit was significant.

Dynamic Osteopaths explain how this further identifies the huge benefit and importance that the correct form of clinical rehabilitation is performed and what effect this can have on prevention and cost effective treatment.

Proprioceptive neuromuscular training has huge benefits in creating dynamic joint stabilization and biomechanical control, which ultimately allows the joint to function at its strongest in the most optimal form.

For further information and how these an be treated please contact Dynamic Osteopaths on the link provided.

Alternatively contact the clinic at:
Info@dynamicosteopaths.com

Osteopathic clinics out of Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham.

Exercise rehabilitation based in Central Solihull.