Posts Tagged ‘Solihull’

Christmas gift ideas in Solihull

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Gift vouchers for Christmas gifts are a great idea.  Try a Sports Massage gift voucher from Solihull Sports Injury Clinic which has no expiry date and suitable for both men and women.  If your partner or family member is a runner, triathlete or plays sport then a sports massage is a useful gift idea.

Gift vouchers can be obtained from Atlas by telephoning 01827 59943  and they have clinics in Solihull, Tamworth and Atherstone.  Payment can be made via debit card or credit card over the phone.  Check out the website www.solihullsportsinjuryclinic.co.uk

 

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London Marathon runners visit Solihull Running Injury Clinic

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Solihull has an established running injury clinic that specialises in treating runners.  Solihull Sports Injury Clinic in Blossomfield Rd offers marathon runners, half marathon runners and 10k runners the expert advice, treatment and support to continue training for distance events.

Solihull Sports Injury Clinic have sports therapists, sports physiotherapists, sports podiatrist and sports massage therapists at the running injury clinic and between them they offer injury treatments, advice on training, massage, biomechanical assessments, prescription orthotic service and video gait analysis.

Visit the website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk for advice on running injuries

Solihull Running Injury Clinic relocates to Blossomfield Rd Solihull

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Solihull runners can now access running injury treatments in Blossomfield Rd near Solihull railway station.  Atlas running injury clinic the running injury specialists offer injury treatments, advice, prescription orthotics, video gait analysis, laser foot scans and sports massage.

Check out the injury advice website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk

Solihull town centre gets new running injury clinic

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Running Injuries treated in Solihull town centre by Solihull sports physiotherapists John Williams and Peter Taylor.  The Atlas Running Injury Clinic is a Solihull sports injury clinic that specialises in running injuries and can offer advice and treatment for injured runners.

Atlas look after all runners from the Birmingham Half Marathon to the London Marathon and provide injury treatment, sports massage and fit prescription orthotics for overpronation.

Atlas will be moving from the Hall Green venue into the Solihull town centre in 2013.  More details contact 0121 745 8792 or visit the website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk

Solihull Sports Injury Clinic to mover closer to Solihull town centre

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Solihull sports injury clinic is searching for new premises and will relocate nearer to Solihull town centre in early 2013.

Sports physiotherapist John Williams and his team will be looking for a suitable venue to host the Atlas Running injury Clinic and provide Solihull customers with easier parking and better facilities. Running injuries treated locally so if you have a running injury telephone 0121 745 8792

Check out our website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk for advice on running injuries

Olympic Athlete hopefuls visit Solihull Running Injury Clinic

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Meghan Beesley and Nathan Woodward with Solihull Physiotherapist

 

Two Elite UKA athletes visit solihull physiotherapist John Williams and his team at Solihull running Injury Clinic.  Meghan Beesley and Nathan Woodward have a long relationship with Atlas Pain Relief Centre who have supported the  two athletes since they were teenagers.

Now hoping for selection for the 2012 London Olympic Games the two will be well supported in their efforts to put local athletes on the map

www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk  is a useful website if you are a runner and want injury advice or book an appointment for treatment on 0121 745 8792

London Marathon Injury Advice from Birmingham Sports Injury Clinic

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

As the spring marathon and road running season approaches, here at the Atlas Sports Injury Clinic we are again treating an increasing number of lower limb injuries.  Our website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk is packed with injury information and advice and well worth a visit.

Many runners, either new to the sport or stepping up to longer distances will experience aches and pains in their legs.

Pain is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. Listen to your body and if needs be, act on it!

Any type of training can cause aches and pains in the muscles. The term Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a normal response as damaged muscle fibres repair themselves after training. Typically this can leave muscles feeling tender one or two days following a training session. Depending on how tough the training session was, the pain generally eases within a few days.

An injury is typically an ache or pain that does not go away and causes you to either reduce your training or stop altogether. One of the most common injuries we address in the clinic is Medial Tibial Stress syndrome (MTSS).

Below is a general overview of the injury:

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

What is it?   

Shin splints is the term used to describe a group of lower leg injuries.  One specific type of shin pain is medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and is one of the most common causes of exercise related lower leg pain. 

The pain of MTSS commonly occurs along the inside of the lower half of the shin bone (the tibia). Long term repetitive sports activities cause excessive stress and strain around the location where the sheath covering the posterior tibialis muscle attaches to the shin bone.

Who does it affect?

As well as athletes, the injury can occur in any physically active persons. On the whole it is usually seen in runners. The injury rate tends to be higher in females. 

Other sports in which athletes are most commonly affected usually involve running and jumping i.e. gymnastics, long jumping, basketball and volleyball.   

What are the common symptoms?

The most common symptom is pain and tenderness along the inside of the lower half of the shin. 

Pain occurs at the beginning of a run but may ease off after a while only to recur at the end of the run.

The pain is made worse by repetitive weight bearing activities. 

Some swelling may be felt along the shin.

What should I do if I have medial tibial stress syndrome? 

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above:

See a Sports Podiatrist as soon as possible. They will be able to assess and diagnose the problem and advise on the best course of treatment. 

If treated early, you can avoid any long term problems and damage and return to training sooner. 

An accurate diagnosis from a health professional is essential as this is also a common location of stress fractures of the tibia.

Alter your training to active rest as much as possible, avoiding high impact activities. You can maintain a level of fitness with low impact activities such as cycling and swimming. 

Treat the area with ice on a regular basis.

How can it be prevented?

Make sure you are wearing the right footwear for you feet and your sport, a Sports Podiatrist can help with advice.

Regular, correct calf stretching can help. Tight calf muscles may contribute to the development of MTSS. Tightness or shortness in these muscles can reduce ankle joint movement, affect foot function and can reduce shock absorption when the foot strikes the ground.

Mix up the surfaces you train on, softer, off road surfaces will reduce some of the repetitive impact of running.

Make sure any increase in mileage or intensity is gradual – allow your body to adapt to what you are asking it to do.

 

What can a Sports Podiatrist do?

A common factor found in MTSS is flat or low arched feet. A Sports Podiatrist can assess the alignment of your foot and leg when standing, walking and running, and determine whether the injury is due to faulty foot and/or lower limb biomechanics: In which case you may be advised on the benefits of wearing foot orthotics in your shoes. 

Orthotics can improve the position, function and efficiency of the foot, which may help to reduce the stress and pain along the shin caused by MTSS. 

A Sports Podiatrist can also advise on an appropriate sports shoe and a muscle stretching programme to address any muscle imbalances or tightness you may have.

Contact our running injury clinic for an appointment by telephoning 01827 59943

 

 

 

 

Solihull Running Injury Clinic Podiatrist debates Runners Technique

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Heel strike or Midfoot strike discussed by Solihull Sports Podiatrist Peter Taylor.  www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk

The recent trend for runners to attempt to alter their running style would seem to be causing as many injury problems as it professes to save. During the past 12 months or so, here in the Atlas Running Injury Clinic in Solihull Birmingham, we have seen an increasing number of lower limb injuries (generally calf or achilles tendonitis) arising from runners deciding to, or being advised to change their natural running style from heel strike to mid or forefoot strike.

For a good while now, many running ‘experts’ have been preaching that running with a heel strike is the cause of many injuries, and is a less efficient way of running. Trying to come up with any scientific evidence to support this theory proves to be very difficult and as world renowned Sports Podiatrist and Biomechanist Kevin Kirby quotes. “I’m sure that some runners will run better with instruction to strike forefoot first, but most of the studies that have looked at running efficiency seem to indicate that the greatest metabolic efficiency for a runner is at their self selected stride”.

So does it not make sense that a runner will naturally find his/her most efficient style of running with increased training and experience rather than altering their style. When injury free, your body will naturally move in its most metabolically efficient manner. Consciously attempting to alter that will lead to an increase in metabolic cost and an earlier onset of muscle fatigue.

Research suggests that around 85% of runners are heel strikers. As speed increases, most runners will change from heel to midfoot strike and then forefoot strike when sprinting – again a natural adaptation to gain efficiency. But, for the majority of long distance runners out there training at a slower pace, mid foot striking is not a natural style of running. Therefore, heel striking is a more efficient, pain free way to run.

More running injuries are being seen by our physiotherapists because of runners attempting to alter the natural way they run.  look at our very own marathon champion Paula, how many people have suggested she should stop the head nodding I wonder?  Leave her alone and if things are not broken, stop trying to fix it!

 

Advice on running injuries can be obtained by visiting the website or booking an appointment at our Birmingham or Tamworth running injury clinic 01827 59943

 

Physiotherapist Vacancy at Solihull Birmingham Sports Injury Clinic

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Physiotherapist vacancy at the Atlas Sports Injury Clinic.  Applicants should be comfortable treating acute and chronic back pain and have some knowledge of sports injuries.  Training can be provided for suitable candidates.  The Physiotherapy vacancies at Atlas for registered physiotherapists offer the opportunity to work alongside  an osteopath, physiotherapist, acupuncturist and podiatrist as well as a sports massage therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Atlas have an excellent well established running injury clinic in Birmingham

Runners with London Marathon 2011 Charity Places face dilemma

Friday, January 28th, 2011

2011 London Marathon runners with a charity place need to make sure they do not get injured during their 2011 London Marathon training programme.  After Christmas the mileage begins to increase as you get closer to the race in April. This is where injuries tend to develop and need attention.

This is a crucial time in the marathon runners training programme and as such any running injury will set you back at an important time.  More importantly if you have raised money and have sponsors for a charity place then you need to complete the race in order to collect the sponsorship money for your chosen charity.

Running injuries are common with high mileage training and can be minor to severe in nature.  Most importantly you should get niggles checked early before it develops into something more serious.  Early intervention might make the difference between success and failure to the marathon runner.

Common running injuries include hip pain, achilles tendonitis, shinsplints, knee pain, blisters, plantar fasciitis and calf strains.  Tight IT bands, runners knee and tendonitis can all cause problems and stop you running if not treated early.

Information on running injuries can be found on the website www.runninginjuryclinic.co.uk  and the Solihull Sports Injury Clinic in Solihull Birmingham have a dedicated running injury team of sports physiotherapists,sports therapists and sports massage therapists.

Sports massage helps you recover quicker from long training runs and is an opportunity to uncover potential injuries during the massage.  Stretching is very important as is often overlooked by runners.

Prescription orthotic foot insoles and biomechanical evaluations are available for runners that overpronate and suffer overpronation symptoms.  The sports podiatrist will evaluate your gait and biomechanics and supply you with an orthotic device to correct your overpronation problem.

Birmingham runners can visit Atlas Sports Injury Clinic for sports massage, physiotherapy and sports injury treatment.  Telephone 0121 745 8792

Atlas will keep you running!