Learning to stand up for myself

A pinch of Whatever

Today I took a giant leap and stood up for myself in a healthy way. I didn’t swear, I didn’t raise my voice, I didn’t make excuses, I didn’t blame the other person, I simply expressed my feelings in a clear concise manner and then stopped talking to wait for the response.

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I’ve always struggled to say no, call people out on their rudeness and plenty of other day to day cases of bullshit all to keep the peace and to keep myself surrounded by people. I have a massive fear of being rejected – by anyone. Yes I’ll own it, it is because of Mummy and Daddy childhood issues. My biological Dad was a nasty alcoholic who abused my brother and I in a array of ways until I had enough and moved out and then he just disappeared into thin air when I was 16 and then when…

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Yoga Therapy – like literally!

Yoga Therapy – like literally!

My life sucks, I think I'll become a Triathlete

When I finished my last post on Saturday night, I sort of knew that my Sunday would be worth a blog on its own. I had to travel to Dublin for the workshop of workshops, the workshop I had been looking forward to ALL YEAR.

I think at this stage some of you may have figured out that I am not one of those spiritual Yoga teachers that tells you about your Chakras and tells you how much enlightenment you will find in chanting Aum. Actually, yesterday my tutor labeled me the Yoga Scientist. I guess this description is fitting. I always look for the psychology and the medicine in Yoga because that I believe us Westerners can benefit from. We don’t come from a system that believes much in the spiritual (if you discount religious beliefs). We have a more “if I can’t see it, touch it, smell it…

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Caring starts with yourself

CUSP

So we’ve all settled into life at university and although it is really fun, it can also have its challenges such as the stress of exams.

Studying is demanding – let’s face it we all want to be good physiotherapists at the end of the day. If you’re someone who lives with a mental health condition, know someone who is or you’re someone who is finding things a bit too difficult or stressful there are loads of things you can do to ease those worries, here are a few tips which will hopefully help…

  • Managing the demands of studying physiotherapy…exams, vivas & placements…

Physiotherapy is a challenging degree, there’s no denying that, but with a bit of determination we can do it!

It’s normal to feel stressed for a variety of reasons. You may feel under pressure to do well in an upcoming patho exam, worry you’re not good enough…

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How Pilates helps to tone your body?

Wyndham Physio

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Pilates is a form of exercise program, with its main focus to improve body’s strength, fitness and flexibility. It helps to recover from injury, alleviate joint pain, and assists you to boost your body awareness. Pilates is key to keep your fitness and comfort levels better.

Many conditions such as neck ache, back ache, other muscular or joint pains may caused by poor posture or muscular imbalances. These imbalances leave your body more vulnerable to tears, strains, pulls or other injuries. Pilates helps to balance your body and also recover from muscular imbalances. Pilates has proven to be more effective than other forms of physiotherapy.

One of the important advantage of Pilates is that it not only helps to recover from pain, but also strengthens muscles and increases joint flexibility as well.

Pilates exercise helps to improve range of motion, flexibility, strength, and body balance. Pilates can assist you to…

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Don’t be a sore sport: delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

Ottawa Physiotherapy & Sport Clinics

SPRING! Fiiiiinally, am I right? After a long winter, your body has probably been craving some good, hard, outdoor workouts…and if you spent the winter huddled under warm blankies, you’re probably feeling a wee bit sore.

Wondering what your aches and pains are about? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), that’s what. Here are some more things DOMS related you’re probably wondering about:

What causes DOMS?! Uh, not lactic acid in your muscles. A recent study found DOMS is actually due to the microtrauma your muscles and connective tissue go through during exercise. The tiny tears your muscles endure during exercise become inflamed, and that’s  what causes the soreness.

Muscle damage is bad! It sounds bad, but it isn’t. The muscle trauma you experience stimulates protein production and muscle growth, which helps your muscles repair themselves. That means they’ll be a little bigger and stronger; their mechanism to keep the inflammation/soreness at…

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