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Positive Points of Snowsports

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Positive Points of Snowsports There is nothing quite like the feeling of being out in the snowy mountains; enjoying the scenery, the fresh cold air and the exercise of skiing or snowboarding. These are activities that most able-bodied people would take for granted as being ones that they can enjoy. They can simply get out there & do it. However, for those who have a disability or movement impairment, this may not be the case. The idea of being able to participate in & enjoy snowsports for them may seem unattainable. The good news is that, if you want to, then through support & adaptations it is entirely possible for you to enjoy all the fun, beauty & exhilaration that the mountains & the snow have to offer. As a…
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Positive Points of Cycling

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Cycling With Christmas so near I was reminiscing about my favourite Christmas present as a child. It was the bike I received when I was around 9 years old. It was purple, and the feeling I got when riding it was amazing. I cycled 31 miles on my adult size purple bike to York. I visited Get Cycling who have a totally inclusive ethos and believe that anyone should have the option of riding a bike regardless of any ability (or disability) To compliment this they have a range of innovative solutions to enable people.   The adaptations are many and varied. They include magnetic pedals to allow greater connection like a professional cyclist clipping their shoes into their pedals to, low step-through, various options on recumbent bikes and power assist.…
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Positive Points: Reflections

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Reflections As Positive Positioning is 10 years old in December 2018 it is time to reflect on why I left a stable job in the NHS to set out into the unknown of private practice. Although I loved working in the NHS Community Learning Disability Teams I was limited to treating someone for the condition they were referred for. I was not able to treat them as a whole person,  with all the associated challenges they presented with on assessment. This became frustrating so after a long period of deliberation I took the plunge, left the NHS and began working as a private physiotherapist. This move meant that I was able to work with clients in a way that I find to be the most beneficial; to assess and treat…
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