Entries by Emily Ward

The Rehab Code

Patients come in to our clinic looking first and foremost for manual therapy. This is where our team really shines, and practical, hands-on treatment is the first love of all our practitioners. However, once a patient is out of pain, how can we ensure the problem doesn’t occur again? This is where rehabilitation exercises come […]

Why does my child tip-toe?

I often see children in clinic who struggle to walk with the feet flat and find it easier to walk on their tip toes without any contact with the floor with their heels. This is very common and will usually resolve once a child starts walking more and starts school, however sometimes it doesn’t resolve, […]

Ice or Heat?

A common question I get asked is what should I use ice or heat after an injury? But what happens when you use ice and heat? Ice and heat effects are bodies differently by affecting the blood vessels. When we use ice our blood vessels constrict and become smaller which helps to reduce pain and […]

Farewell Lee!

It is our very sad task to announce that Lee is leaving our clinic, with his last working day being Tuesday 7th May 2019. Lee has been a really valuable asset to our team here at Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic, and he will be greatly missed by the team and his patients.   We […]

Lizzie’s Guide to Marathon Prep

Marathon season is almost upon us, with London coming up at the end of April. Training programmes are getting intense, and although the end is in sight – the potential for injury preventing performance on the day is still high!   Here are my top tips for effective marathon preparation, to see you through to […]

Osteo for Osteoporosis

Manual therapy is most people’s first choice when it comes to reducing muscle aches and pains, but what if you have a health condition that reduces the amount of force your body can cope with? Osteopathy is a great gentle treatment option for people with less bone density. Osteopaths are trained to treat people with […]

The Real Birth Workshop with Heather Turner

We are delighted to share with you the Real Birth Workshop, which is coming to our clinic on Saturday 27th April 2019. We are so lucky to have been chosen as a venue by the fabulous Heather Turner, midwife and proprietor of Barefoot Holistic Therapies, who offer the Real Birth Workshops in Sutton Coldfield. Heather […]

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are a common occurrence in our day to lives usually which are accompanied with neck pain. Tension headaches can also be known as cervicogenic headaches occurring from tension from your neck leading to a headache.   Symptoms of tension headaches; Dull ache from the back of your head which can stay local to […]

7 Pools Run 2019

Our team were delighted to attend the 7 Pools Run in aid of the Norman Laud Association once again this year. This charity, and these runs in particular, are very dear to our team, and we have been attending to provide free sports massage for runners for a number of years. The Norman Laud Association […]

Gym Problems

If you’re having gym problems I feel bad for you, son.   I have a lot of patients turn up in clinic who feel like their gym form is going out the window. They might have been training for a long time, but feel their right and left sides are uneven in press moves… They […]

What is Sciatica?

Sciatic pain is horrible, as anyone who has experienced it will attest to! Burning pain down the back of the leg, pins and needles, and in extreme cases loss of muscular power in certain muscle groups. So, what is sciatic irritation? Why is it so painful? And how can Osteopaths help people with sciatica?   […]

The Perils of being a New Mom

There was a really interesting article on the BBC the other day, talking about the health risks of becoming a parent for the first time. It’s a period of great change in someone’s life, as they take on the big responsibility of looking after a child. It’s also a time where your body might not […]

Introducing Lizzie Watters, Sports Masseuse

We are delighted to welcome Lizzie Watters to our team of practitioners at Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic this week. Lizzie is a Level 3 Sports Masseuse, currently studying at University College Birmingham for her bachelor’s degree in Sports Therapy. Lizzie will initially be opening her list on Wednesday evenings to help cover Michelle’s maternity […]

A Very Sutton Coldfield Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the amazing ladies our clinic is lucky enough to have come into contact with, who work for themselves in the Sutton Coldfield area. Running a business is hard work, but these ladies make it look easy, and their example inspires me to keep working hard!   Clare […]

Working with Adventure Graphics

Our clinic will have been going for five years this summer, and the sings of age are starting to show! Our branding and logo came at no expense in the first instance, as I had cobbled them together myself in a very ammeter way. Over the years the clinic has grown from me as a […]