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…

Flat Head Syndrome

Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) is the term given when a child has an asymmetry to the shape of their head. The medical terminology around this condition is difficult to navigate, and it can be even more difficult for new parents to understand,…

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is the go-to exercise of many back pain sufferers; they swear by it’s power to engage, tone and reshape the core of the body, and to teach them proper spinal posture. But what actually is Pilates? And what is it about Pilates that…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - DOMS

DOMS is something everyone has most likely experienced, is perceived as a dull aching pain in the affected muscle, and often combined with tenderness and stiffness. The pain is typically felt only when the muscle is stretched, contracted or…

Osteopathy for Golfers

Golfers are among the most fanatical patients we treat in clinic. If their game is going badly, it’s the end of days – if you take some numbers off their handicap you’re the hero of the hour. There are few sports that require the concentration…

You're In Good Hands

We were so delighted to have the early September article from the Pilates Lounge Blog to feature as our very first Guest Editor. The Pilates Lounge has been serving the local community in Sutton Coldfield since 2014; providing Pilates, Yoga,…

Do I need an MRI?

This is question we get a lot in clinic – a patient may come in with a simple mechanical lower back pain, and because it is new to them, and they are worried about their diagnosis, they want an MRI to be sure. The problem is, of course, MRI…