Erdington Food Bank Festive Appeal

Every year, our practitioners are lucky enough to receive some extra little goodies from their patients – chocolates, biscuits… maybe even a cheeky bottle of wine? Last year, we felt so spoiled, that we just couldn’t accept any more…

Arthritis and the Cold

Damp, cold weather has been known to exacerbate the painful symptoms of arthritis. We’re not sure why this happens; science’s best theories relate to barometric pressure causing soft tissues like ligaments and tendons to expand… It might…

Looking after your back in Ski Season

Ski season is upon us, and it won’t be long till our patients will be trudging back home to Sutton Coldfield with all sorts of glorious injuries for our team of osteopaths and sports therapists to get stuck into! In the meantime, if you’re…

Stretches, Exercises and Rehabilitation

We’re all guilty of being more sedentary these days, especially when we’re in pain. Patients often forget to do their rehabilitation exercises, or find the discomfort of moving off-putting. Here’s why a little movement will serve your…

The Inside Guide to Ankle Injuries

We’ve all gone over on our ankles once or twice, on slippery ice, or on the sports pitch… My favourite stories are the patients who have a “merry” tumble (one lady in clinic recently went over and saved every drop of a glass of summer…

Winter Workout Motivation

Although this winter has been particularly mild, the dark, cold, wet weather is upon us and starting to interfere with our workouts!  The clocks have gone back, so any outdoor fitness is difficult, and even if you muster the courage against…

Muscle Recovery Made Easy

If you’re working out regularly, you may come to a point where your muscles let you down. Your breathing is strong, you ate well, and nothing hurts… but you feel like there’s no energy in your muscles to power your work out. This is…

Overcoming Stress

In the beginning, stress was a great invention concocted by evolution to keep us alive. Stress can stop us from making silly decisions that lead to death, get us to run faster away from a predator, or keep us alive after a traumatic injury.…