Entries by Emily Ward

Children with Cerebral Palsy

Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy Key words ★ Cerebral Palsy= a group of life long neurodevelopmental motor disorders ★ Exercise= planned, structured and repetitive physical activity So what is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term used to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders resulting from an injury to the developing brain (Ryan, […]

Osteopathy as a Proactive approach to Health

Ask yourself, do you want to lead a more proactive lifestyle? Introducing osteopathic treatment into your well-being regime could be just the step you need to achieve this goal. In these new times where there is a surge in people craving better, more sustainable lifestyles, whether it’s dabbling with a new eating habits, finding that […]

Diabetic Foot Health

Diabetes is a condition where your blood glucose level is to high. Your body is unable to cope with the amount of blood glucose therefor insulin production is either to little or none at all. This can cause damage to the nervous system preventing messages being sent to and from the brain. This type of […]

Podiatry for Runners

If you’re a fit and active person, you might not consider yourself in need of podiatry treatment… However! Footwear when engaging in physical activity your feet need more wiggle room. This helps prevent damage to the toe nails such as thickened nails, black nails and ingrowing nails or even loss of the nails. Once nails […]

The Importance of Healthy Feet

Your feet take the whole weight of your body so its very important as individuals to take good care of your feet. Poor foot health can result in the inability to keep mobile and independent. This can have an impact on our mental health due to not being able to socialise and take part in […]

Podiatry & Chiropody, what’s the difference?

Sam Watters is a HCPC Registered Podiatrist, working from Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic in both Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield. In this blog, she explains the difference between Podiatry and Chiropody, and why it is important to choose the right practitioner for your feet.    Many people often ask the question what is podiatry? Is […]

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 […]