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Hopefully you'll find this useful, it contains some quick insights into various elements of physiotherapy and also my new section - Diary of a closet slacker - I leave you to decide on that!

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 11- It’s been 2 years

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Episode 11-It’s been 2 years

  DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 11- It's been 2 years  Soooo, the main reason I fell out of writing my blog was tech issues - mainly that I can write this stuff but need a friendly tech bod to put it on this website. I did try but I was at risk of breaking...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 10- This is how we do it

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Episode 10 – This is how we do it

  DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 10- This is how we do it  Sooo, after seeing Mr Turners registrar at Stepping Hill Hospital in January, I was put in for surgery to have my ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament) reconstructed.  I was told it would probably be...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 9 – Countdown to op

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Episode 9 – Countdown to op

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 9 - Countdown to op I haven’t felt comfortable running since November, when my knee gave way again and I developed some anterior knee pain – my feeling was that I had tweaked my medial meniscus and running on it was not going to...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 8- I told you I was slack

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Episode 8 – I told you I was slack

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 8- I told you I was slack My knee is buggered! It’s a technical term. If you have read all the episodes of this blog, you will know that I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of my right knee in November 2013 during a hockey...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 7 – What would Paula do??

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Episode 7 – What would Paula do??

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 7 - What would Paula do?? Soooo, it’s been a bit of a slow week exercise wise; I don’t want to make my exercising a punishment so after a bit of a stressful and frankly a bit of a sad week personally, I have just had a rest and...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 6 – Rollin’ with ma homies

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Episode 6 – Rollin’ with ma homies

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode 6 - Rollin’ with ma homies Cor, it’s suddenly gone cold and I just don’t feel like going out in the cold night air.  I’m going to try and go running in the mornings I think.  I missed track training last night – bit disappointed with...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER – Episode 5 – Moody Blues

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Episode 5 – Moody Blues

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER - Episode 5 - Moody Blues 2 days after the park run I was feeling positive about training. I went to the evening swim session at Moss Side Leisure centre. This would be my second session with Manchester Triathlon club and the coach Helen...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER – Episode 4 – SLACKJAW BILLIE

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Episode 4 – SLACKJAW BILLIE

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER - Episode 4 - SLACKJAW BILLIE I have to admit a slight slacking off from training this last week and I get this overly dramatic sense of “ well that’s it, I’ve failed” .  I forgave myself and decided to try to do a park run.  Founded by Paul...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER – Episode 3 – Hello Cowboy

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Episode 3 – Hello Cowboy

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER - Episode 3 - Hello Cowboy It is 2 days after my first track session with Manchester Triathlon Club – 4 days after my first swim session.  I think I may have made a mistake with all this exercise malarkey – I can still be a sports physio...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER – Episode 2 – Waving or drowning?

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Episode 2 – Waving or drowning?

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER - Episode 2 - Waving or drowning? Clearly, my weakest point of the triathlon trinity was swimming.  I did try to have an outdoor swim a few weeks ago – I joined Uswim and duly turned up at Salford Quays for a swim outside the Lowry. It’s a...

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DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode1- New beginnings

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Episode1- New beginnings

DIARY OF A CLOSET SLACKER -Episode1- New beginnings So here I am  in my 51st year feeling a bit bewildered about how I got here and quite frankly amazed I got this far.  Bit of history; I’m a physio, a single mum with 2 kids that are now 23 and 17, small business...

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Are you sitting comfortably

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY???   Whether sitting in a comfy chair at home or in an office chair, the principles behind healthy sitting are the same:  The spine should be fully supported and in a balanced position. 1.    Sit right back in the chair, making sure your...

Back pain and children

SCHOOL BAGS  = BACK PAIN Lift up your child’s school bag – does it feel heavy?  Heavy bags and limited locker space can contribute to back pain in children and adolescents which can make them more prone to back pain as an adult. As well as carrying heavy schoolbags,...