The WOLF RUN

I booked the Spring Wolf as a Christmas present to my brother, Matt, who works as a Personal Trainer in our clinic, and then tried my best to forget about it. The long dark nights of Winter didn’t encourage me to run, and I arrived in Warwickshire…

Comptoir Libanais at Grand Central

I have been so excited to eat here since I saw a video on Facebook saying that there would be a Comptoir Libanais opening in Birmingham! They have several restaurants around the country after Tony Kitous opened his first branch in London, back…

Gemma's Story

I’ve been treating Gemma for a few years now; she’s an incredibly fast runner, and one of the rising stars of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club. We started off addressing a pelvic discrepancy when Gem was increasing her distance,…

Frozen Shoulder

We’ve all heard of Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis as it’s known in the medical world. But what is it? Why does it happen? And why is it so painful? In terms of orthopaedic conditions, frozen shoulder is a bit of a special one.…

Getting Back on the Bandwagon

It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, a notorious time for over indulging. Drinks with friends, great big roast dinners with all the extras, and of course chocolate Easter eggs!   I have a major sweet tooth, and will jump on to…

Looking after your Runner's Body

When you run, you’ll need to do some upkeep work to enable your body to recover, particularly if you’re making strides to increase your distance or speed. Here are my top tips to keep your runner’s body in good condition.   Hydration…

What is Text Neck?

Despite it’s incredibly modern name, Text Neck is nothing new. It describes pain and discomfort from having your head bent forwards for long periods of time – most commonly people now experience this from prolonged periods of looking at…

Fresh Pea Salad

Peas are a particular favourite of mine; sweet and fresh I can find a way to work them into most recipes. But here, peas are the star of the show! A patient said to me the other day in clinic, that she liked peas, but they were too difficult…

Functional Muscle - Posterior Oblique Sling

When we talk about core stability, we normally think about the front of our bodies, mainly our abdominal muscles. But the stabilisation of our trunks depends on the muscles that live on the back of our bodies too – particularly those involved…

Roast Butternut and Feta

This recipe is inspired by a tapas favourite – roasted chunks of butternut squash with gooey feta and a sweet chilli sauce. Delicious as a side to chicken, or as the main feature of a vegetarian meal. The best part is, it couldn’t be simpler!   You…

Functional Muscle – Anterior Oblique Sling

When I’ve been doing my Pilates teacher training with the APPI recently, the idea of anatomical muscle slings has been at the centre of my learning. These are muscle groups broken up in to functional groups that work together to achieve stability. In…

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca is a doctor, keen runner and fitness enthusiast, who has struggled with lower back pain during marathon training in 2016. Finding it difficult to reduce by her own efforts, she came to clinic to see Emily last Summer, and has had some…

Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 3

So, it’s been a few weeks since I started on the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute course for Pilates teacher training, and I’ve now completed all three levels of training from beginners to advanced.   The last two-day…

The Importance of Good Feet

The saying goes that in life you should spend your money on a good bed and a good pair of shoes, because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other. And while that is true, I sometimes think we should extend the sentiment to looking after…

The Knee

The knee joint is more complicated than first meets the eye – the seemingly simple hinge joint is the location of the largest sesamoid (floating within a tendon) bone in the body, the thick meniscal cartilages and 4 main ligaments. If you…