Irina Billingham Yoga

Irina’s yoga classes are the best in Sutton Coldfield. Fact.   When you first arrive, there’s a bit of Irina’s regular relaxed chat to greet you – stories from the last class, comments on everyone’s progression, and a few…

Comforting Autumn Pasta

This is a bit of a throw it together meal; cooked and enjoyed on a Friday night with my best friend. Loaded with veggies, and good fats from the cheese and oil – it’s healthier than you might think.   Per person you will need; 100g…

The Tongue Tied Baby

What is Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie also known as Ankloglossia affects 4-11% of babies although I have found it is becoming more common.  It is usually identified when you have your new born checks after birth, however it can be easily missed…

Matt Tries Paleo - Part 1

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Paleo diet. If you haven’t read it check it out here. It got me thinking... What would happen if I gave it a go? Could it help my clients achieve their goals? Before I started on the 18th September…

The Sunshine Vitamin

As we come into the colder months, a hot topic in health care is Vitamin D. In the UK, the poor weather is one of our favourite talking points, but could it be impacting on our health? Everyone knows that Vitamin D is particularly important…

Osteopathy for Older People

This is a subject very close to my heart – at university I wrote my dissertation on the health of Older Adults and an Osteopath’s ability to care for them. As we get older, our bodies need a little bit more looking after; like an amazing…

Flat Head Syndrome

Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) is the term given when a child has an asymmetry to the shape of their head. The medical terminology around this condition is difficult to navigate, and it can be even more difficult for new parents to understand,…

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is the go-to exercise of many back pain sufferers; they swear by it’s power to engage, tone and reshape the core of the body, and to teach them proper spinal posture. But what actually is Pilates? And what is it about Pilates that…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - DOMS

DOMS is something everyone has most likely experienced, is perceived as a dull aching pain in the affected muscle, and often combined with tenderness and stiffness. The pain is typically felt only when the muscle is stretched, contracted or…

Osteopathy for Golfers

Golfers are among the most fanatical patients we treat in clinic. If their game is going badly, it’s the end of days – if you take some numbers off their handicap you’re the hero of the hour. There are few sports that require the concentration…

You're In Good Hands

We were so delighted to have the early September article from the Pilates Lounge Blog to feature as our very first Guest Editor. The Pilates Lounge has been serving the local community in Sutton Coldfield since 2014; providing Pilates, Yoga,…

Do I need an MRI?

This is question we get a lot in clinic – a patient may come in with a simple mechanical lower back pain, and because it is new to them, and they are worried about their diagnosis, they want an MRI to be sure. The problem is, of course, MRI…

Why People Fail at the Gym

Setting yourself a fitness goal is one thing, but achieving it is quite the other. So many people join the gym with the best intentions, and six months later they’ve made no progress. They weigh the same, they look the same, they feel the…

The Benefits of Sports Tape

Most people will recognise sports taping after the most recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where many athletes performed with thick stripes of blue, pink and green down their arms and legs. To the average TV viewer, they might look more…

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe pain in muscles and tendons from a repetitive action, commonly in the forearms and hands. In a nutshell, repetitive strain injury is a diagnosis by exclusion. The problem is that…