Sciatica is not a Diagnosis

So many patients come in to clinic with the diagnosis of sciatica. This can come from their GP, physio, personal trainer, family member, or of course the infamous Dr Google. While sciatica is a great word to help patients to understand the…

Movement is Life

I get asked on a regular basis what kinds of exercises should be done to get better or keep fit. There are some classics which are lovely and immensely helpful like yoga, pilates or taichi but I just want to write about this certain one today This…

Another Year at 7 Pools

Our team were out in force at this year’s 7 Pools Run in aid of the Norman Laud Association this Sunday! Hans, Kieran, Michelle and Emily were on hand for massaging tired runners after the gruelling 10 kilometre cross country route, with Jo…

Top 3 Sinus Hacks

Have you spotted the cold and flu remedies by the tills at the supermarket yet? Flu season is upon us, and with that comes sinusitis. If you’re prone to sinus infections, you know what hell they can be. Pressure in your face, your eyes feeling…

Princess Eugenie’s Scoliosis

We saw the second Royal Wedding of 2018 this weekend, with Princess Eugenie marrying Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Eugenie proudly displayed the scar on her back from childhood scoliosis surgery. But what is scoliosis,…

Ebrook Fitness Coming Soon

We’ve got some exciting news! In an attempt to streamline the way our clients interact with the services we offer from the clinic, we’re launching a brand new website, social media, and blog strictly for Ebrook Fitness. Ebrook Fitness…

Avoiding Back Pain on Long Flights

Over the summer a common question I’ve been asked in clinic is how I can avoid being uncomfortable whilst sitting on a plane.   After recently coming back from a long-haul flight myself, it was time to take some of my own advice…

How Podcasts Transformed My Workout

I’ve been getting really into my running over the last few weeks, going two or three times a week. I’ve found it’s great exercise for clearing my mind when things are busy at work, and was the missing cardiovascular work out my previous…

Bear Grylls Adventure - New to Birmingham NEC

Bear Grylls has just opened up a new base-camp at the NEC in Birmingham. Full of fantastic challenges and adventures designed to be tough and push you to your limit. I was lucky enough to gain early access before it was open to the public to…

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. The median nerve runs the whole length of the arm and through part of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This nerve supplies…

The Shallows - Book Review

The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember   In Nicolas Carr’s Pulitzer Prize nominated book, he covers the malleability of the adult human brain by the internet. The way we use computers has…

Hans at the CBSO

I recently had the great pleasure and honour to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) play Dvorak’s new world symphony.  It was, thanks to the masterful architecture of the Symphony Hall, an absolute treat . No detail, however…

Sutton Coldfield Park Run

This Saturday I went to my first ever parkrun in Sutton Park. The event hasn’t been running for very long, but there was an excellent turn out, with over 200 people ready to go at Banners Gate come 9am.   The premise of parkrun…

Deliciously Ella in Birmingham

Any preconceptions I might have had about Ella Mills were smashed the moment she took to the stage at the Glee Club on Tuesday night. In honesty, I had half-expected there to be nothing behind Ella’s glossy presentation on social media, but…

Digital Detox

It is so easy to get engrossed in technology. It’s never been easier to access, as most of us now own a smartphone – it’s all in the palm of our hands. But is this much exposure to technology good for us? It has been shown that the…