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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Back Pain 101

If it’s the first time you’ve had back pain, it can be quite scary! Most of us can expect to have a sore back at some point in our lives, it’s the most common health reason people take time off work in the UK. So, what do you do when…