Entries by Emily Ward

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 […]

Cold Weather Tips for Arthritis

The cold, damp weather in the wintertime plagues our patients with osteoarthritis at the clinic. With the weather not set to improve for several months yet, it’s high time we shared our pro tips for tackling any increase in pain levels.   Keep Toasty A thermal layer goes a long way in keeping the heat […]

2019 Roundup

What a year 2019 has been for our team here at Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic! We’ve seen babies born, new practitioners join, awards won, and our team really settle into their new home in the heart of Sutton Coldfield.   We’ve welcomed Lizzie Watters to the team this year, and she has made a […]

Best Barre in Birmingham

The Pilates Lounge in Sutton Coldfield have always had a reputation for the most amazing barre classes – that’s just a given. But when I went to class this Saturday, my eyes were opened!   Gemma Allwood is a home-grown teacher in the truest sense; a client turned teacher in just under 3 years, Gemma […]

Women’s Aid Christmas Appeal

This year our clinic has been collecting Christmas donations for Women’s Aid; to help them help women and children who find themselves in crisis, seeking refuge. We have had an absolutely overwhelming response so far, with our waiting room being transformed into a donation sorting office! We quickly ran out of space, and have had […]

Unlimited Pilates in December

What is the perfect antidote to festive fatigue? It’s Pilates! Feeling sluggish after too many mince pies? All cramped up from watching Christmas specials on the sofa? (Or just want to avoid your family for an hour?!) Pilates Lounge have indulged us with an Unlimited Class offer for December this year; to give you the […]

Samantha’s Christmas Tips

Christmas is fast approaching! Which can mean extra stress levels, especially at the weekends when we try and cram in the Christmas shopping and subject ourselves to carrying those gift-laden shopping bags through the crowds.  Add to this the extra pressure of cleaning the house, the food preparation and cooking for your friends and family […]

Osteo’s Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The festive season can be pretty overwhelming! Giving your loved ones a thoughtful and useful gift can be a real head-scratcher. Thankfully, our team are on hand to help – with their top picks for festive gifts. Here’s our top pick for the…   Stocking Stuffer Soft tissue releasers – from £8.00 on Amazon and […]