Please remember throughout this post, I am not a yoga instructor, I am not a physiotherapist. This is all info I’ve learned through personal experiences with yoga and Ehlers Danlos. I recommend checking with your Dr or physio if you’re unsure about anything.
Just a quick post, I’ve been really lazy with my blogging lately so here’s a quick one. Yesterday afternoon mum and I headed down to RSPB Minsmere for an afternoon of birdwatching, Minsmere is one of my favourite places to go since its almost entirely wheelchair accessible. Good paths, accessible bird hides, friendly staff, beautiful…Continue reading An afternoon at RSPB Minsmere (11/05/15)
I’ve made a big effort to engage with the online OT community and I have to say I’m loving it. Tweet chats like #OTalk and the up and coming #WeAHPs are making it much easier to connect with likeminded people across the world. Social media is making the world a more accessible place and I…Continue reading DisabilOT – OTs with disabilities
I’ve been wearing tinted glasses since I was 12 years old. I started out with dark green but very quickly moved to orange. I’ve had a fair few pairs of orange tints. I’m used to them, I think I look a little odd without tinted glasses now! I just see them as part of myself…Continue reading Tinted Lenses – Visual Stress, Migraines and more
Symptom management is a really important part of living well with a chronic health condition. For symptoms like fatigue and pain, Pacing is an essential skill to learn 1 . There is no easy fix for life with long-term health conditions but there are a lot of little fixes that can help. To make the most…Continue reading Pacing – when is the Boom worth the Bust?
This is a topic I’ve discussed a lot over the years since my health started to decline due to Ehlers Danlos. There is a lot of stigma associated with mobility aids, I’m often questioned why I use a wheelchair when I can walk or why I use crutches when I have a wheelchair. The reasons…Continue reading When is the right time to use mobility aids?
I purchased this via amazon ”Trixie Waist Belt” so that I could walk dogs from my wheelchair or on crutches without getting hopelessly tangled. I have tried various methods like tying leads to my chair, carabiners, leads looped over my arms but all of them had the same flaw. The leads were either too long…Continue reading Trixie Jogging Belt for Hands Free Dog Walking
Hey folks I took another trip to Minsmere yesterday and thought it warranted another blog! (people with no interest in disability/nature/photography feel free to tune out now) So Saturday is my boyfriends day off and Addz loves to run, off road adventuring especially, so I convinced him to drag me up to minsmere and he…Continue reading RSPB Minsmere 07/06/14
RSPB Minsmere is a coastal reserve in Saxmundham, Suffolk. The reserve covers over 2,000 acres and is a mix of woodland, wetland, meadows, reed beds and shorelines. The 1st thing I have to compliment them on is their access statement, their website is FANTASTIC (available here) it covers so much more than just ‘wheelchair accessible…Continue reading RSPB Minsmere Accessibility Review