Entries by Emily Ward

Exercising in Lockdown

Doing exercise at home isn’t ideal for everyone, but it might be our only choice at the moment. It could be the perfect time to become more active when we have more time on our hands and zero social events. My Mom used to say “Life is too short to vacuum”, the housework will always […]

The Art of Napping

The Art of Napping; Coping with Lockdown and Boosting your Body   I have said many times, “I can sleep on a washing line” although I have never actually tried it. Give me a journey on a train, plane or automobile (as long as I’m not the driver) and I can be asleep within minutes. […]

Hans’ Silver Linings

These days… I guess there is no need to mention the fact that we are living in extraordinary times. We are daily bombarded with the news of another person that has caught COVID-19, is struggling with it, or has just passed away as a consequence of it. It feels like we are reliving each day […]

Hans’ Health Tips

COVID-19 is changing the way we understand health. Seemingly fit, and healthy people are struggling with infections in ways that shake our confidence to the core. If we know that even high-level athletes are struggling, how will we survive, if it hits us? If nurses and doctors, confronted with all sorts of colds, flus, and […]

5 Years of Michelle

Michelle D’Arcy has been working with the team at Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic for 5 years this week! Michelle is the clinic’s longest serving Associate practitioner, joining Emily in practice in February 2015.   Back then, Emily and Michelle weren’t quite so busy as they are today – enjoying leisurely 3-hour lunch breaks at […]

Skiing Injuries

It’s ski season, and arguably the busiest week for many resorts is February half term… This week in clinic we usually see an influx of patients with ski related injuries and ailments, so we’ve put together this handy SOS guide to common aches, pains and complaints of skiers for a bit of self-triage! Your legs […]

Nike Pegasus Trail Shoes

Since letting Lizzie look at my (shamefully) over used running shoes, I was encouraged to invest in a new pair, to improve my running and save my feet, calves and knees from injury! Lizzie assessed my current running shoes, which were a pair of Nike Pegasus 34 – badly battered by too many miles, lack […]

The Matter of the Heart

Our February coffee table book has been out in clinic for a couple of weeks now. The practitioners have chosen “The Matter of the Heart” by Thomas Morris. The book details the history of 12 ground-breaking cardiac procedures; everything from stents and bypasses, to transplants and the future of cardiac surgery. It is incredible to […]

Emily and Rufus try Canicross

18 months ago, our receptionist Jo uttered a truly magical phrase to me. “It will never be the perfect time to get a dog; you just make it work. Anyway, I’ll always help you – you could bring it to work.” In that moment, Jo had given me the licence my parents never would when […]

MEAT or RICE

M.E.A.T. not R.I.C.E. Don’t worry, we haven’t turned into complete carnivores, this post has nothing to do with food or diet, it is all about injury recovery. We all hear conflicting advice when we’re injured, “make sure you rest”, “use ice”, “use heat”, “wear a bandage”, “raise your foot”, “do this exercise”, “take ant-inflammatories”……..Arrrrgggghhhhh, information […]

Long Haul Flight Advice

If you have seen me clinic and have been on a flight you have probably heard me give you advice and how to avoid being stationary as much as possible when on a flight.   Over Christmas I went on a long-haul flight and have put my exercise plan in motion. My Flight went from […]

Rebel Recipes for Veganuary

For 2020, our team’s New Year’s Resolution is to read more! To this point, we have decided to select one coffee table book each month for our patients to enjoy in the waiting room.   In the spirit of getting into the New Year in a healthy, we have chosen Sutton Coldfield local, Niki Webster’s […]

#RealPatients – Katy’s Neck Pain

What causes your neck pain? I became a Sports Therapist following years of neck and shoulder pain. It wasn’t from an acute injury but years of neglect. I took my neck for granted and the sports I chose to do added to the issue. Looking up at a rock climbing wall for years unfortunately created […]

New Years Resolutions

So two thirds of the first month of the new Year are already over. Statistics are not very kind to those that have started a new habit or are following a goal. The NHS reckons that only 10% actually stick to them in the long. Of a population polled by the health care insurer BUPA, […]

Yin Yoga for Health and Relaxation

Take the first step to health; Yin Yoga = Relaxed At this time of year it is hard to muster the energy to run on a treadmill, do a fitness class or swim lengths of a luke warm pool, but one healthy habit you could adopt is Yin Yoga. It takes minimal physical effort and […]