Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 1

I had watched with admiration my own Pilates teachers for 3 years – their strength and confidence, and their ability to help people develop that for themselves too, was something I had wanted to emulate in my practice as an osteopath. So,…

The Benefits of an Outdoor Workout

Science has proven that getting out into nature is as good for our minds as it is for our bodies – especially for a workout. With the very first Ebrook Bootcamp launching today, I thought it was a good idea to run down some of the reasons…

Staying Injury Free

It’s the time of year for getting fitter and more active. You might have recently joined the gym, or just be making more of an effort than usual. But don’t let all your good intentions go to waste by acquiring an injury. There’s nothing…

Ditch the Detox

It’s the time of year when every man and his dog are trying to flog you the newest magic potion – promising to make you slimmer, fitter, leaner… And while the results may be tempting enough to convince you to engage, it may not be your…

New Year, New You

So, it’s that weird time of year between Christmas and New Year. You haven’t moved from the sofa for days. In fact, what day even is it? You need to make a change… But not till Monday. You might as well finish this packet of mince pies,…

Winter Spiced Red Cabbage

Making a vegetable the focus of a Christmas meal is a great way to make it healthier. This is an easy dish to make ahead of time, and slow cook without needing to pay it much attention. Equally delicious the next day with cold turkey meat! You…

An Osteo's Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but not necessarily the most health conscious. Which is why it’s also a great time to treat your family and friends to something that will benefit them. From stocking stuffers, to larger gifts…

The Postpartum Body Blog

There are few things in life that alter a human body quite like having children. While that’s something to of course be celebrated, many women feel that even after their babies have been born, their bodies still aren’t quite their own……

Ready for Birth?

Having a baby is certainly more akin to a marathon than a sprint. From conception to the time your baby reaches 3 months old, it’s one of the biggest events a female body can undertake. Checking in with your Osteopath through your pregnancy…

Pains in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when your body changes – a lot. Here, we’re going to outline some of the biomechanical problems we see ladies with in the clinic, and how osteopathy can help.   Sciatica We’ve had previous blog posts…

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…

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…

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…