The kind of trainer I want to be.

Forgive me, but this bit of writing is just me trying to put in words some things that have been flaffing about in my head for a while.  Feel free to ignore it… ************************************************* Over the last few months I have been learning about ways to help rehab people who have suffered from a stroke. … Read more

Getting out of the wheelchair and relearning to walk.

I’ve been spending the last few months working with Joan, who has been in a wheelchair for a long time.  The goal has been to help her stand and re-learn how to walk. And that is the important bit…she needs to relearn how to walk.  How do you teach someone how to walk?  Is it just a case of “put one foot in front of the other?”  At first, I thought it was as simple as that.  But I now know, if you do that you will fall over.  There is a hell of lot more to it than just that. Just some of the things you need to do include:

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