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Want to learn a new skill? Here are some study/work methods that can help you learn

Studying and learning a new skill can be hard! Especially if it’s not something that comes naturally at first. Whether it’s learning to play guitar, revising for an exam or generally just being more productive at work. I have collated some evidence-based techniques that can be used to help you make the most of your…Continue reading Want to learn a new skill? Here are some study/work methods that can help you learn

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Mel’s 5 favourite kitchen gadgets

My 5 favourite kitchen gadgets that might just make life a teeny bit easier! As highlighted in my previous post, we use activity analysis to think about the ways a task could be made easier. A lot of the time, using equipment is the easiest way adapt the way in which a task is done.…Continue reading Mel’s 5 favourite kitchen gadgets

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Uncomfortable? Good. Use it.

Healthcare has changed radically over the last few years. Moving towards telehealth has been pretty easy for me… I was already doing it! However, through conversations with my peers I know this isn’t the case for many. I’ve lost track of the number of healthcare professionals who’ve told me ‘they’re so glad to be back…Continue reading Uncomfortable? Good. Use it.

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Activity Analysis

For an able-bodied person, tasks such as making a sandwich can seem ‘a piece of cake’.   Task, such as making a ham sandwich for an ‘able bodied’ person.  1.Clear a flat working area in the kitchen.  2. Take butter and ham out of the fridge and the bread out of the bread bin. Take knives…Continue reading Activity Analysis

How to survive a Heatwave.

Heatwaves really do hit disabled people hard. It’s a shame there’s wasn’t time for me to share more tips but it’s awesome to get this message out there on the BBC. So, here’s the link and I’ll pop some more tips up too! Evaporation cooling works well with a spray bottle of water. Just mist…Continue reading How to survive a Heatwave.

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Pacing for better mental health

Mental health is something we all have, good or bad. It is often separated from physical health, as if the brain is floating in some cloud-like invisible storage centre. The overlap between physical illness and mental illness is clear. If depression makes getting out of bed seem too much, feeling well enough to exercise is…Continue reading Pacing for better mental health

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Physiotherapy for Hypermobility

Being hypermobile can cause symptoms that may mean more than just being flexible. The term hypermobility basically means being able to move a joint beyond normal range of movement (ROM) basically meaning that your joints can over bend and stretch. You may be ‘double jointed’ and flexible. For some people, this is totally normal and it…Continue reading Physiotherapy for Hypermobility

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Understanding Hypermobility: An Introduction for Physiotherapists.

Hypermobility can mean more than just being ‘bendy’, or ‘flexible’. This is hypermobility as a characteristic and then there’s hypermobility as a symptom for connective tissue disorders (Simmonds, 2022). Hypermobility Sydnromes including Hypermobility Spectum Disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS), are conditions which present with injury, pain and other symptoms which can affect multiple…Continue reading Understanding Hypermobility: An Introduction for Physiotherapists.

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The JBOT Podcast with Jordan. Episode 4

In this episode we get the low down on Long Covid, what this term means and who is effected. The expert interview is with Kirsty Stanley, independent Occupational Therapist and Long Covid advocate. Kirsty’s Private Practise can be found here – occupation4life.co.uk/ Kirsty blends her own experience of Long Covid with her expansive breadth of clinical…Continue reading The JBOT Podcast with Jordan. Episode 4

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JBOT Podcast with Jordan. Episode 3

Matt and Jordan are back with more myths, tips and products.The guest interview this week is Bruce Rolls. Bruce is a humanistic psychotherapist who gives us a thoughtful take on how his own experiences of sexuality inform his work. You can find Bruce at www.therapyaccess.co.uk style=”font-size: 10px; color: #cccccc;line-break: anywhere;word-break: normal;overflow: hidden;white-space: nowrap;text-overflow: ellipsis; font-family: Interstate,Lucida…Continue reading JBOT Podcast with Jordan. Episode 3