Physio After 18 | The Neuromuscular Centre Part II

This post is part of a mini-series that focuses on Physiotherapy for individuals with muscle-wasting condition, transitioning from children’s to adults services at age 18. I recommend you read *Part I* to gain a better insight to this topic. I left off in Part I briefly touching on the light at the end of the tunnel for many in the North of England and that is The Neuromuscular Centre!   The Neuromuscular Centre is a non-profit organisation based in Winsford, Cheshire that provides a centre of excellence in Physiotherapy for young people aging out of the system with all sorts … Continue reading Physio After 18 | The Neuromuscular Centre Part II

Physio After 18 | Incurable muscle-wasting conditions ¦ Part I

Here in the UK on the NHS, physiotherapy for untreatable, progressive muscle-wasting conditions stop once you reach age 18. The way it was told to my parents was that the NHS could no longer justify the cost of weekly/bi-weekly therapy that would never better the young persons ultimately incurable condition, despite if the individual or their family felt it has benefits (and in some cases prevents other issues related to being non-ambulatory). Before I proceed I’m going to list some benefits of physio for people with muscle-wasting conditions so you can gauge the seriousness of stopping such therapy. 1. It … Continue reading Physio After 18 | Incurable muscle-wasting conditions ¦ Part I

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Holly for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award, an award I didn’t even know existed until I was tagged by the lovely blogger of ‘Life Of A Blind Girl.’ Such a wonderful idea to help readers better get to know you and support your friends! 1. What’s your favourite thing about blogging? Tacking diverse topics that I’m really passionate about. Creating awareness like when I decided not to feel ashamed anymore about that fact I experienced domestic abuse in a past relationship, somehow finding the courage to talk about it finally, instead of it being this … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

Keeping The Littles Cool During Heatwaves

Here in England, our summer usually consists of a max of 2 weeks of somewhat sunny weather, whilst the rest of the year its almost always raining and miserable. Suddenly for the past 3 months solid, according to the Express, we’re experiencing the hottest and longest heatwave since 1976! To begin with it was a welcome change from our usual dreary climate, we put the parka coats in the cupboard and everyone hit Primark to stock up as if they were off to Ibiza on their holidays. We had some lovely days out with the littles, family BBQs, walks around … Continue reading Keeping The Littles Cool During Heatwaves

Life of an Ambitious Turtle 🐢 Favourites | June 2018

Decided to jump on the bandwagon with a favourites series as I often get alot of questions on Instagram on where I got this or that and where we’ve ventured to lately. So welcome to the first installment of my monthly “Favourites” series… Fashion Now that both my littles are in school and nursery, I’m starting to get a bit of “me” back. Every Mum goes through the realisation after the first few years that you find yourself so neck deep in Motherhood before you know it, you’ve lost what made you – you. Before I became a Mum, I … Continue reading Life of an Ambitious Turtle 🐢 Favourites | June 2018

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities For Visually Impaired Children

It’s difficult to keep typically developing children from becoming bored and literally losing their minds on a wild, windy and wet day. Though when you have a SEN child with a visual impairment, you have to think outside the box to come up with appropriate activities that are suitable for their level of sight loss, yet aren’t too easy that they’ll get bored quickly but rather helps them build on a skill, all the while and most importantly being FUN! My eldest daughter Abbie is 5 and she was born with a genetic degenerative eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (or … Continue reading Top 5 Rainy Day Activities For Visually Impaired Children