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Positive Points: Disabled Access Day Sat 16th March 2019

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                  https://www.disabledaccessday.com/ Saturday 16th March 2019 is Disabled Access Day. The first ever Disabled Access Day was held in January 2015 and the idea behind it was to create opportunities for everyone to try something new in the spirit of safety, welcome and fun. Many events will be held across the country to mark the day. For those local to Leeds, the nearest event will be held at the William Merritt Centre in Rodley, The William Merritt Centre offers advice & assessments to clients & professionals regarding equipment… read more When thinking about Disabled Access we need to ensure it is not only wheelchair users that are considered as disability comes in many forms. Each form will manifest in a different way for…
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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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