How To Keep Your Motivation

Staying motivated is one of the most difficult parts of any health and fitness regimen. You might set out with the best of intentions, but between social events and the hectic nature of modern life, your intentions can soon fall by the way side.   Here’s…

Exercise for Osteoporosis

A patient came in to the clinic earlier this week, and asked about what kind of exercise she should do for her osteoporosis.   “Is there any kind of special exercises I can do to strengthen up my weak back?” she asked.   This…

Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 2

The title of this blog should probably read, “Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 2, the part where it all goes horribly wrong”. As you might know if you’re a regular reader of our blog and social media pages, the clinic moved…

Opening Day

We managed it! After a very fraught 48 hour turn around from leaving Boldmere; we were ready for Councillor David Allan from the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council to officially open our new clinic at 3 Coleshill Street in the centre of historic…

Our Last Day in Boldmere

Four years ago, I treated my very first patient at Ebrook Osteopathy and Sports Clinic. How was I to know, that day, what the next four years would have in store?   Over that time, we have grown into a strong team of 11, diversified…

No Brain No Pain – 3 BIG misconceptions about pain

Can you remember your school biology lessons? If you can, you might remember a diagram of a foot stepping on a pin and sending pain signals up to the brain. The brain would then send signals to tell the foot to remove itself from the pin, or…

Pilates Lounge Summer Challenge – Part 1

Pilates Lounge have an offer on currently where if you can do 20 classes in a 6 week period over the summer, you can buy your pass for just £100 – that means all the Pilates, Barre, TRX and Yoga goodness you can handle for just £5.00 a class!   I…

What is a Superfood?

Like any buzzword, the term ‘superfood’ is banded around on health and fitness websites and newspaper articles, with the writers claiming they can do all kinds of wondrous and amazing things. Superfoods have been at the centre of debates,…

We're on the move - 4 weeks to go

The renovations of 3 Coleshill Street are well under way, and we’re almost ready to move into our new home… Luckily, we have stayed on track so far, but it’s certainly the case that things are looking worse before they look better!   We’ve…

Do the FLOSS – RockTape Muscle Floss Review

There is a never-ending barrage of rehab tools in the musculoskeletal market place, with seemingly a new one invented every week.  The latest offering in this trend is ROCKFLOSS, a sticky compression bandage which the company have created to…

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - Book Review

I was chatting with a patient about books the other day, and she recommended I read THIS IS GOING TO HURT by Adam Kay. “You’ll like it, it’s right up your street,” she said, “It’s a bit sad at times though…” Yeah, it was. Although…

Real Bodies: The Exhibition – NEC Birmingham

The Real Bodies Exhibit may actually be my very first memory of wanting to know more about the human body. As a little girl in 2001, I can remember seeing the Exhibition by Gunter Von Hagens on the breakfast news; one of the first exhibits to…

Keep Your Cool

The hot weather has been hitting the UK hard the last few weeks, which is lovely! But it does mean a few tweaks to your health and fitness routine…   Take Inspiration Hot weather puts us in mind of Summer BBQs, so take inspiration…

Sleep Hygiene

Weird phrase, isn’t it; sleep hygiene?   Getting to sleep at the end of a long day shouldn’t be a problem, but for many people disturbed, low quality, or absent sleep can be a big disruption to an otherwise healthy life. Having…

What is a HIIT workout?

HIIT has been the workout of the moment for a good few years now. Made famous by the likes of internet personalities like The Body Coach Joe Wickes, these workouts promise low time commitment with fast results. But what are they, and how do…