Entries by Emily Ward

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 […]

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 […]