Entries by Emily Ward

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 […]

Samatha’s Sports Taping Course

On 12th February I attended a kinesiology taping master class course by John Gibbons at University Sport, Oxford, this course was designed to teach qualified physical therapists a new skill when assessing, treating and rehabilitating injuries. This is a skill which I have been wanting to learn for a while after seeing the benefits it […]

Matt on a Mission

You might have noticed our resident personal trainer Matt has been a little busy recently. For the last 18 months, Matt has been working on his diploma in Sports Therapy, so that he can join our therapeutic team in delivering treatments for patients in clinic.   It’s been a hard and long period of extra […]

A Sunday Well Spent

Sunday has always been my favourite day of the week – as they say “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” I don’t have much time off work, so I find planning my days off helps me to enjoy them more. This is my recipe for a Sunday Well Spent.   Low Intensity […]

Michelle on Maternity

There have been lots of changes here in clinic over the last few months, but none of them as noticeable, or exciting as Michelle’s mega baby bump! There are just two weeks left to come and see Michelle in clinic, before she embarks on a short maternity break for the birth of her second child. […]

Paediatric Osteopathy; Honing My Skills

On 10th February I attended a paediatric course titled the miserable Baby at the London School of Osteopathy by Miranda Clayton. As the title of this course suggests we discussed subjects around the topic of why a new born baby may be unhappy and upset. During the day we went through the Anatomy of a […]

Spinal Manipulation – What’s the Crack?

One of the techniques our osteopaths in clinic employ is spinal manipulation. I find it’s met with glee or fear at first mention, depending on the sensibilities of the patient on the table. Obviously, any technique that involves moving the patient quickly and with precision is open to human error, but of the thousands of […]

How Does Pain Work?

Pain science has come a long way in the last 10 years! We’re now able to use modern imaging techniques to see exactly what happens when we’re in pain, and naturally this information is incredibly useful to healthcare professionals (like the osteopaths and sports therapists at our clinic!) when it comes to helping patients to […]

Original Osteopathic Principals

The father of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, developed osteopathic medicine as an alternative to the harsh, and often damaging medical interventions of the 19th century. Medicines at the time mostly consisted of opium, arsenic and castor oil, there was no anaesthetic for operations, and post-operative infections were rife.   A T Still suggested hands on […]

Finding Work/Life Balance

A lot of our patients in clinic struggle to balance the pressures of modern life. In a time where it seems totally acceptable to answer an email at 01:00AM, how is it possible to carve out a bit of time for yourself? Studies have shown meditation, mindfulness and having quiet time to reflect on our […]

Laugh – It’s good for you!

Who doesn’t feel better after a little chuckle? Even better after a big belly laugh? What about when something is so funny you can barely breathe, and your eyes are streaming? Sounds bad, but it’s still good, right? Well laughing might be better for you than you ever thought!   Abdominal Workout Side splitting laughter […]

Added Benefits of Scrapping Added Sugar

We all know that high sugar diets can contribute to weight gain, but there are tonnes of reasons to avoid refined sugar that have nothing to do with your waistline.   Keeping your brain sharp Studies have shown high sugar diets can prevent protein bonding in the brain that help with memory and responsiveness. In […]