Sport Mode

I was first introduced to the term “sport mode” by Jo. We were discussing why silly and preventable injuries happen more frequently than those from extreme activities. Hopefully, this blog post provides some insight into why this phenomenon may happen and how we can prevent injuries and pain in the future. What is Sport Mode?  …Continue reading Sport Mode

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Understanding Pain Part 2: Chronic Pain

Hello again everyone. I hope you enjoyed learning all about pain in my last blog! That was just a basic overview of pain in general. This time I want to talk about chronic pain and central sensitisation. Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of what happens and why. Before coming on this placement,…Continue reading Understanding Pain Part 2: Chronic Pain

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Telehealth is awesome, here’s why!

Telehealth is something very new to me as I believe it is to most healthcare workers. Until I met Jo, my only experience of telehealth was sending triage photographs to a GP who was over worked and under trained in telehealth. So, I was skeptical about at how person-centred care could be delivered without ever…Continue reading Telehealth is awesome, here’s why!

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Festive Season Tips

The holiday season can be difficult for the able-bodied, let alone for those of us with a long-term condition. Stress. Fatigue. People. Indulgent food. Long days. They are all factors that can exacerbate our symptoms and make us feel horrific. So, how can we help ourselves to get through this time of the year and…Continue reading Festive Season Tips

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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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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

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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 – Kirsty blends her own experience of Long Covid with her expansive breadth of clinical…Continue reading The JBOT Podcast with Jordan. Episode 4

Reflections on Telehealth

Hello, this is Derek, Student physiotherapist. I’m speaking to you at the end of my placement here at JB Occupational Therapy. I thank everyone here for a great, rewarding experience, especially those patients who let me take part in their consultations. I’ve gained invaluable knowledge from you about your complex conditions with multiple symptoms. And…Continue reading Reflections on Telehealth

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: is exercise ‘Hair of the dog’ therapy?

Hello everyone. Derek the student physiotherapist here. I’m near the end of my placement now. I’ve made a little presentation about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or (PoTS). I know this is a common condition among the EDS and HSD community. As a physiotherapist I am fascinated how exercise and physical activity can be the cause,…Continue reading Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: is exercise ‘Hair of the dog’ therapy?

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Understanding a chronic patient’s experience…

Healthcare professionals have a duty of care to each patient, client, individual we see. We are taught to listen, understand, and problem-solve, all in the best interest of the individual. We all want to see our patient ‘get better’, ‘progress’, ‘recover’. Sometimes we get lost in these words and don’t take the time to support…Continue reading Understanding a chronic patient’s experience…