Setting up your work space at home.

Setting up your work space at home.

As I'm writing this, in late-March/early-April 2020, most people are working from home due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and we are all self-isolating with minimal interaction outside the home.  Here are a few tips and ideas about feeling comfortable when...

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Photo a Day Collection – March 2020

Photo a Day Collection – March 2020

Welcome to the latest of my monthly Photo-a-Day collections. The year is just flying by, and I'm struggling to believe that March has already been.  And what a month! So weird, at the start of it everything seemed normal, althought the spectre of Covid-19 was...

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Front of thigh, or Quad stretches

Front of thigh, or Quad stretches

The quads are a group of four muscles that form the front of the thigh.  The meet at the knee cap and help to straighten the knee, but also help to slow down the bending of the knee when we go to sit down or going down stairs.  The muscles are: Rectus Femoris.  This...

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Hip flexor stretches

Hip flexor stretches

The hip flexors are a group of muscles that bring the knee towards the chest.  These are said to get shorter when sitting for any prolonged period.  The three main muscles in this group are: Psoas.  This is the one that many people have been told about.  It connects...

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Hamstring stretch

Hamstring stretch

The hamstings are the name for the group of muscles at the back of the leg.  The orginatey (start) on your sitting bones, which is technically called the Ischial Tuberosity, and finish on the back of the shin bone just below the knee joint.  It is the connection to...

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The women that have shaped me

The women that have shaped me

I am writing this on International Women's Day, as I realise that I have been oh so fortunate to have worked in situations dominated by women.  Being surrounded by excellent managers, bosses, teachers and colleagues, who happened to be women, has had a profound affect...

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Photo a Day Collection – February 2020

Photo a Day Collection – February 2020

Welcome to this month's Photo-a-Day collection. There is no theme this month, but it is a nice selection of photos.  I hope you enjoy them. Feb 1st - ImperfectMe, I am a work in progressFeb 2nd - In my cupCoffee, of course.  I was away on a course so this is the...

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Photo a Day Collection – January 2020

Photo a Day Collection – January 2020

Welcome to the first of 2020's monthly Photo-a-Day collections, and the first of the new decade*. The prompts are set by the wonderful Chantelle who blogs as Fat Mum Slim.  This has been a daily fixture of my Instagram feed (search for #FMSPAD) since January 1st 2017....

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Everybody hurts…

Everybody hurts…

Everybody hurts... ...but may not feel it in the same way. In May 2019, I spent one of my weekends sitting in a room with 250 other health professionals (including surgeons, physiotherapists, doctors, psychologists, and massage therapists) listening to Professor...

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