Category Health & Wellbeing

The Power of the Word

​By Iwan Sadler​Words can be powerful when spoken or in thought. Words are used on so many different levels from the expression of your thoughts to the decision you will make within the moment.Peace is delivered with words but also wars are started by the spoken or written word.We choose our life choices on words. The average person can speak between 125 and 150 words a minute, but the rate of "expanded inner speech! (word-for-word) is slightly faster than verbal speech. That puts i [...]

Living with long term conditions like myelopathy

 BY Dr Amalia Gasson ​   ​Amalia has been working in adult mental health in the NHS for eight years, currently working in a community mental health rehabilitation team.  She is experienced in working therapeutically with clients with a wide range of difficulties, with a focus on anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and serious mental health difficulties. She also has an interest in chronic pain a [...]

Hydrotherapy brings green shoots of recovery to exercise desert.

Delphine Houlton By Delphine HoultonOn completion of my first ACDF, the surgeon immediately informed my anxious husband that I would never ride a bike again.That was in 2007 and, to be fair, I have not taken to the saddle since.  After initial improvements, unfortunately many Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) symptoms returned. Fusion had not taken place and the discs had slipped slightly.On discharge from my second ACDF in 2008, with discs caged and this time a soft collar for six wee [...]