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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…