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

Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences

(TITLE IMAGE: Hand trying to pick through eggs with different worrying expressions drawn on them) Just like any employer, those under the Direct Payments scheme – interviewing, hiring and managing their own staff for their care needs get their fair share of ‘bad eggs.’ Before I embarked on moving from CHC Adult Social Care agencies to Direct Payments, I often wondered if my interview experiences would be much like those on the hit film, ‘Inside I’m Dancing.’ (IMAGE: Main characters in ‘Inside I’m Dancing,’ Rory and Michael going for a stroll outdoors, in their powerchairs with their PA) Rory and … Continue reading Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences