Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Getting back on my feet

As I knew I would be, I am paying the price with a relapse, having spend a wonderful few days in Paris. But having had a very active few days and a bit of travelling, this relapse is lasting longer than normal. Still not out of the ordinary, or any cause for concern, but I am sitting here thinking how I can going to keep going through it, get back on my feet and feel recharged at the end...

Monday, 13 May 2013

When physiotherapy is more that just exercises

This week, Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation is raising awareness of the positive effect of exercise and physical activity on mental well-being. Reading about this (it is really so much more than just endorphins!), I am beginning to realise that when the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy talks about "physiotherapy helps to restore function", it means more than the function of limbs, it means the function of me as a person, both mentally and physically.

I have been very fortunate to be seeing an excellent neuro-physiotherapist for the past nine months or so. I feel compelled to write about my time with her, our journey together, because I believe that out of all the healthcare professionals I have seen, her input and support has made the biggest difference.