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  Don’t let a poor internet connection prevent you from providing the most helpful and productive online therapy sessions possible.  No one wants to freeze or get cut off in the middle of an important conversation or meeting – it’s frustrating for everyone.  So if you or your clients are struggling to get a reliable […]
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  Monitoring a client’s weight regularly (eg. monthly) after a catastrophic injury is essential.  Clients are often discharged from hospital and rehabilitation settings weighing significantly less than their “pre-injury” weight.  This is due to drastic changes to muscle mass (as a result of inflammation and immobility), clients often not liking institutional food and/or frequent periods […]
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  Are your clients drinking more or less alcohol during lockdown? Alcohol Change completed a survey in April 2020 which showed that 21% of individuals in the UK were drinking more as a result of the lockdown, while 33% were drinking less or had stopped altogether.1  Why the difference?  While they didn’t specify in the […]
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  We’ve got at least another 2 weeks of lockdown to go! What’s going well for you (and your clients) during the lockdown? What’s the #1 challenge? What new habit have you (or your clients) developed that you want to continue after the lockdown is over?   Based on the challenges people have shared with […]
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  How are you coping with the new “normal” of Coronavirus lockdown?  And how are your clients coping?  Some people seem to be doing great – cooking from scratch more, meal planning, trying new foods and recipes and increasing their physical activity level (with Zoom fitness classes at home; moving exercise equipment into the garden; […]
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Wholesale food providers Brakes & Bidfood are apparently teaming up with the government with plans to provide food boxes to vulnerable clients in the coming weeks.  Details of the scheme are yet to be released but you can read more information HERE.  Make sure vulnerable clients have signed up on the government’s Coronavirus Extremely Vulnerable […]
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  If you’ve been to the supermarket in the last few weeks, you’ve likely noticed that many shelves are empty and it is much harder to purchase the food items which you would normally use.  You’ve also likely noticed that getting an online delivery slot at the minute is next to impossible.  So what options […]
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I just wanted to reach out to you during this uncertain time to let you know what action I am taking to support clients and help keep them safe. Clients and their support team may be starting to feel anxious when faced with empty shelves in the supermarket.  They may also not be able to get specialty […]
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  Have you ever thought to yourself, “I know I should eat more vegetables/drink more water/go to gym three times per week….why can’t I get myself to actually DO it?”  Have your clients every struggled with the same issues?  Or maybe you know someone who actually managed to give up sugar and start going to […]
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  Between Veganuary and people watching The Game Changers movie on Netflix, I’ve had several people ask me recently whether we should be recommending a vegan diet for clients after a catastrophic injury. The short answer to that question is “no” — I don’t think every single client after a catastrophic injury would benefit from […]
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