All my life I never broke a bone, however three and a half years in a wheelchair and I have had two broken bones which seems crazy as it was not as if I fell out if my chair or did anything dangerous. Nearly two years ago my femur was broken during a physio session … More Oh no not again!!!
I am once again spending two weeks at Sargood, a resort for those with spinal injuries, on the northern beaches of Sydney. I am there to take part in an intensive therapy program run by Making Strides. Making strides is based in Queensland but they send two trainers down for the two weeks at Sargood and … More Making Strides.. therapy
When I first became Paralysed it was a huge adjustment, many tears and many dark days. Gradually over the last three years the dark days have become less and I have learnt to live life in a different way. Part of this adaptation was finding things that make life more exciting and more normal. One … More My New Toy!!
At last I have my membership to the Sargood at Collaroy gym. Above is the wrist band that allows me to access the weight machines with no help from anyone else… a very helpful thing when you are in a wheelchair and seek independence. I roll up to each machine, I tap the wrist band … More Accessible Gym Membership
During my stay at Sargood at Collaroy I took part in various adaptive sports. It was hard to choose from the long list of available activities, some onsite and others out and about. http://sargoodoncollaroy.com/guest-services/recreational-activities/ As this was my first visit I decided to make use of the equipment that was onsite. My first activity was to … More Adaptive sports at Sargood
Most weeks my friend Annie comes over and we go on a Rolling Adventure. These are to places that are wheelchair friendly, for long rolling walks, around Sydney. When I broke my leg these stopped for a while but now our adventures are back on. They are a great form of exercise plus the … More Rolling Adventures
Ever since I have lived in Sydney I have been walking distance from Centennial Park http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/places_to_visit/centennial_park. When the kids were small it was a great place for bike riding, parties, hide and seek, playgrounds with swings, slides and roundabouts, and night tours to see the possums. I can remember walking round the park with the children … More Fitness in the Park