Is All Sciatica The Same?

We commonly see patients in clinic presenting with sciatic pain – a deep, gnawing pain down the buttock, into the back of the leg, sometimes electric, shooting or stabbing. It can occur with or without lower back pain, and with or without…

Rounded Shoulders

Your posture becomes the shape you decide to position your body throughout the day. So if you’re working at a desk or drive for prolonged periods time it’s most likely you’re going to develop rounded shoulders. Quick test - stand…

The Slipped Disc

A lady I met a few days ago said, “I’ve got a slipped disc, and no massage is going to fix that.” When people pick up their MRI scan results, they don’t get a full explanation of what living with a disc herniation actually entails…

Spanish Chicken Tray Bake

This is one of my Dad’s creations – all in one tray, the chorizo creates the dish’s sauce as it melts and releases spicy oil into the pan. This one needs very little attention in the oven, so although the cooking time is longer, it’s…

Top Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

When considering your own health, sleep is often not considered - but lack of sleep can directly affect; Mental health Physical health Quality of life Personal safety Safety of those around you If you are deficient in sleep…

Matt Tries Paleo - Part 2

So, it’s been 6 weeks since I started the paleo diet. I got the inspiration from writing a blog about how it works and another blog about how I got on within the first few weeks. Before we get into the final weeks and results, lets recap…

Warming Chicken Casserole

This is a firm favourite for cold winter evenings. It has a bit of a spicy kick from the mustard, but not strong enough to offend delicate taste buds! It can be eaten alone, or piled high on the side with other vegetables like broccoli or cabbage.   Per…

Fibromyalgia - The Lady Gaga Disease

Let’s start off by saying that fibromyalgia has been around for much longer than Lady Gaga has been suffering it’s effects. But when she released her Netflix documentary earlier this year, “Gaga: Five Foot Two” launched the disease into…

All About Colic

Colic is a generalised name given for excessive and frequent crying (more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week), in a baby that otherwise appears to be healthy. What are the symptoms of colic? Common symptoms of colic include: …

Irina Billingham Yoga

Irina’s yoga classes are the best in Sutton Coldfield. Fact.   When you first arrive, there’s a bit of Irina’s regular relaxed chat to greet you – stories from the last class, comments on everyone’s progression, and a few…

Comforting Autumn Pasta

This is a bit of a throw it together meal; cooked and enjoyed on a Friday night with my best friend. Loaded with veggies, and good fats from the cheese and oil – it’s healthier than you might think.   Per person you will need; 100g…

The Tongue Tied Baby

What is Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie also known as Ankloglossia affects 4-11% of babies although I have found it is becoming more common.  It is usually identified when you have your new born checks after birth, however it can be easily missed…

Matt Tries Paleo - Part 1

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Paleo diet. If you haven’t read it check it out here. It got me thinking... What would happen if I gave it a go? Could it help my clients achieve their goals? Before I started on the 18th September…

The Sunshine Vitamin

As we come into the colder months, a hot topic in health care is Vitamin D. In the UK, the poor weather is one of our favourite talking points, but could it be impacting on our health? Everyone knows that Vitamin D is particularly important…

Osteopathy for Older People

This is a subject very close to my heart – at university I wrote my dissertation on the health of Older Adults and an Osteopath’s ability to care for them. As we get older, our bodies need a little bit more looking after; like an amazing…