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).

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.

 

Spinal Disc Problems


Dynamic osteopaths in Henley In Arden and Birmingham and aiming to promote public awareness and knowledge on the spinal disc problems and what effects these can have on daily living.

Dynamic Osteopaths are also aiming to promote prevention of disc related pain and dysfunction through levels of conservative management.

For further information on Spinal Disc Problems please follow the link provided here.

For further information and how these an be treated please contact Dynamic Osteopatha 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.

Warwickshire Golf Union lecture on Golf Performance and Injury within competitive and professional golf – Adam Whatley Registered Sports Osteopath


Lecture at the Stonebridge Golf Club on Performance and Injury Prevention within Professional and Amature Golfers By Sports Osteopath Adam Whatley.

Related Subject – Biomechanics within golf and it relations with performance and injury.

Follow link provided here for further information on Golfing Performance and Injury

Dynamic Osteopaths are registered osteopaths exercise specialists that have a particular interest in golf related performance and injuries.

Sports Osteopath Adam R Whatley is practicing out of Henley in Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham.

Further information can be found at Dynamic Osteopaths

Alternately contact the clinic on info@dynamicosteopaths.com or call the clinic mobile on 079663 17712.

The growing concern of back pain in golfing performance


The growing concern of back pain in golfing performance

The concern is beginning to grow with the amount of competitive golfers suffering with cases of chronic low back pain!!

For further information on why this is the case follow my link on Applied Biomechanics of a Golf Swing: An Osteopathic Perspective.

Dynamic Osteopaths are Registered Sports Osteopaths practicing out of Solihull and Birmingham that work within performance and injury within professional golf at local and tour player levels. Here we work with PGA Midlands, MPGA Midlands and the Warwickshire Golf Union, and see competitive golfers on a regular basis, who are complaining of pain, back pain, joint pain, biomechanical compromise, swing faults and overall de-conditioning within the whelm of professional and amateur golf. Golf Performance with Dynamic Osteopaths.

 

For Further information please please free to contact the clinics at:

Tel: 0121 472 1268     Email: info@dynamicosteopaths.com

www.dynamicosteopaths.com

Osteopaths practicing in Solihull and Harborne Birmingham, Specialising in biomechanics and golfing performance.

 

 

Pain Relief and Osteopathy


Osteopaths spend most of their time working with people who are dealing from pain – whether it occurs at a young age from sport or in the older generation from arthritis. Osteopaths roles are to alleviate pain, to improve mobility and to make patients’ live more comfortable.  

What is pain?  Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. If is one of the body’s natural defence mechanisms to alert you to a problem but it is there to stop you from further damage.  

Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and can often do a great deal to help reduce the level of your pain and suffering. But what directly causes pain? Often, it is the result of localised inflammation for injured tissues which created pressure on nerves.  

Your pain  
– low back pain
– neck pain
– headaches
– joint pain
– rheumatic pain
– pelvic pain
– pain from trauma
– arthritic pain
– joint stiffness
– leg pain  

The skilled techniques of osteopaths can allow the body to self heal and return to normal activity. Even if your pain has been chronic, osteopathy may help but may take patience. The osteopath will look at how your whole body functions and be able to reduce strain on the painful areas caused by mechanical problems elsewhere.  

There are times when it is wise for you to take medication in addition to osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths frequently work in close cooperation with your GP.

Why an osteopath?

Osteopaths help to reduce tissue inflammation by a number of methods ranging from muscular treatment to spinal manipulation and joint rehabilitation.

This process will help to reduce muscular spasms and increase mobility, helping to create healthier state in which damaged tissues can heal.

Much long-term, recurrent pain is caused by degenerative changes to the body’s framework. Nobody can reverse the process of ages, unfortunately! However, osteopathic treatment using manual and physical therapy in addition to medical acupuncture can often ease pain, reduce swelling and improve the mobility and range of motion at a joint. Pain control is an important part is the treatment and osteopaths give guidance on simple method to carry out at home.

-osteopaths are skilled healthcare professionals
-osteopaths deal with pain every day
-UK Osteopaths treat over 7 million people every year who are suffering from pain
-osteopaths can help you both with treatment and advice on self-help

Visiting your osteopath

When you visit your osteopath of the first time a case history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination in regards to your complaints.
You will normally be asked to remove relevant areas of clothing and perform a simple series of movements. The osteopath will then use their examination to identify any points of dysfunction or excessive strain throughout certain structures.
The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-rays or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plans to be developed with you. Osteopathy is a patient centred approach which means the treatment is geared to you as an individual.

Osteopathic fees

Most people consults their osteopath privately. However, and increasing number of patients work with GP practices so that it may be possible for your doctor to refer you to an osteopath on the NHS.
Most private health care insurance schemes give benefit for osteopathic treatment. Some companies Will reimburse the total fee that you have paid to the osteopath, some only a percentage. Most companies require a GP or specialist referral. All insurance companies have helplines to explain your actual benefits and methods of claiming.

Osteopathy and patient protection

Osteopaths are highly trained to recognise and treat many causes of pain. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment which is recognised by the British Medical Association as a discrete clinical discipline.

For the last 60 years, osteopaths have worked within a system of voluntary regulation that sets standards of training and practice. In 1993, osteopathy became the first major complimentary healthcare profession to be accorded statutory regulation under the 1993 Osteopaths act. This has been culminated in the opening of the statutory register of osteopaths by the general osteopathic Council in May 1998. Only those practitioners able to show that they have been in safe and competent practice of osteopathy will you be allowed to gain entry onto the register and in the future all osteopaths will be trained to the same high rigourous standards. All osteopaths will have medical malpractice insurance and to follow a strict code of conduct. Patients will have the same safeguards as when currently they consult a doctor or dentist.

For further information on pain relief and osteopathy please contact our friendly clinic on 07966 317712, Or alternatively visit our website at www.dynamicosteopaths.com.

Dynamic Osteopaths are currently practicing out of Henley in Arden Warwickshire, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham. Offering treatment for pain relief, back pain, and joint pain.

The importance of regular exercise and chronic pain – osteopathic perspective.


Regular exercise has many benefits, not just for general fitness, but also for people who may be suffering from ongoing chronic pain, within the spine and the joints. Evidence identifies how keeping yourself active and exercising regularly provides huge benefits for you joints – keeping then well lubricated which in turn reduces stiffness and pain, at the same time as keeping your muscles active and strong, which enables your joints to be more stable and better at dealing with dynamic properties.

Dynamic Osteopaths are traditional osteopaths with strong backgrounds in sports medicine, that see patients on a daily basis who are dealing with the difficulties of chronic pain. Here at Dynamic Osteopaths we treat such musculoskeletal conditions by providing spinal and muscular osteopathic treatment, specifically aimed at reducing pain and promoting individual function, enabling regular bouts of exercise to continue. Here, our osteopaths will provide full support of specific stretches and exercises to help enhance mobility and strengthen problematic areas. The sports osteopath, who is an exercise specialist will recommend how many times a week exercise and will educate you on why these exercises are important to prevent injury.

Here at Dynamic Osteopaths, we have operating clinics within Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham, where we provide comprehensive treatment and support for chronic pain suffers.

For further information, feel free to contact us on 0121 472 1268 or visit our website at www.dynamicosteopaths.com to find out further information.

Core stability and spinal rehabilitation


he aim of core stability training is to effectively recruit the truck muscles and actively control the position of the lumbar spine in neutral and during dynamic movements

The Basics

Core stability training begins with learning to co-contract the deep inter core muscles to provide support, this can be effectively achieved during abdominal bracing exercises. Further information on this exercise will be found at Dynamic Osteopaths.
Following exercise is lying leg lift stabilisation

Progression
You should only move onto the next exercises once the basics exercises are completed. This would involve keeping a neutral stable lumbar spine with flat abdomen. These progression exercises can be done in steps and can be found at Dynamic Osteopaths.