TAYLOREDFIT PHYSIO BLOG

Ella – Preemie to Teenie

Here we are, the day you turn 13, my darling Ella. I’m proud beyond words, and whilst I know you know your story, I don’t really think you understand how significant it is. To see you, growing, maturing, becoming more like the Ella we hoped you’d become one day. Not...

Tayloredfit Teamworks – Joanne

Welcome to our latest edition of Team tayloredfit! Today I'd like to introduce you to Joanne Hewitt, our wonderful Bowen Therapy Practitioner. Joanne has been running her own business for over 18 years and works around Durham. I'll let her tell you more about herself...

Tayloredfit Teamworks – Charlotte

I am super proud to let Charlotte McGaun, a new team member of Tayloredfit, and already running her own, very successful business 'Image Geek'. I'll let her tell you more about herself and her business. Tell us a bit about yourself and the name or nature of your...

Tayloredfit Teamworks – Victoria

Introducing a new type of blog into the mix – a way of finding out a little more about some of team tayloredfit! So sit back and relax and let Victoria tell you more about herself and her business Tell us a bit about yourself and the name or nature of your business...

One legged lass

Time and post-operative recuperation have afforded me two things – time and the ability to form a new skill set. I shall use the term skill set in its loosest terms, as I am sure there are no competitions I could enter or share with friends even on a Sunday afternoon....

My “Tayloredfit” by Sharon, aged 50 and 1/4

With the big 50 looming, I knew that I needed to do more to keep myself in shape. Over the previous couple of years, I had learnt to “enjoy” walking and tried to walk most weekends. However, as time moved on it was clear that walking alone wasn’t going to keep me as...

How I Spoke to My Brain!

After recently completing Upledger’s “The Brain Speaks” course, I’d love to share with you how you can dialogue (talk) and listen to your different brain parts. (and any body part for that matter!) What if I told you that craniosacral therapy reaches parts that truly,...

Out of my digital comfort zone!

As most of you may know, Mark and I attended a digital marketing conference on Friday AKA Atomicon19, led by the infamous whipper snappers Andy and Pete (Andrew Pickering and Peter Gartland) - I can confidently say whipper snappers, because I'm old enough to be their...

How to Choose a Good Pilates Class.

I know I’m biased, but I think our pilates classes are great! Why? Because we’re physiotherapists, with a great understanding of anatomy, physiology, injury mechanics and rehabilitation, and we’ve done our training with the world renowned APPI. But, how do you find a...

Chronic Depletion

“I’ve nothing left” “I’m constantly exhausted” “I feel like I’m living on the edge” “I feel like I can’t cope with anything else” “I’m constantly burning the candle at both ends” Any of these comments sound familiar? These are the kinds of comments many of our...

Are Birthdays Always Happy?

On the 1st September we celebrated our 4th business birthday. It is a day which has approached with such speed it has arrived before I was ready! I sit and feel extremely proud, very grateful and so excited to see where we’ve come from, and to see where the next 4...

Seizures – Caitlin’s Craniosacral Story

Caitlin is one of my wonderful patients who I met around 9 months ago. Her mum brought Caitlin, who was then 14, for craniosacral therapy, in the hope of helping some severe tics, tremors and seizures which were having a huge impact on her life. I'll let her mum and...

Launch Day

I fell down the stairs – 2 days before launch day. My head was full of so much stuff. I was exhausted. And my brain decided I was at the bottom of the stairs, when I had 4 steps to go. The force and speed in which I fell surprised me, and the sensation of the inside...

My Dad

I don’t often talk about my dad. But there are times when talking is required. As we approach Father’s Day, I wanted to let him, and you know, what I think of him. When I was growing up, dad was a man of few words. He was a thinker. He considered carefully what he was...

Working from Home

As we approach the opening of our brand new, state of the art physio and wellness centre, it is giving me a chance to stop and look back at the last 4 years since I established the business and began working from home. It’s funny when you start something and it seems...

My mum runs – The London Marathon

“Fancy coming out for a run?” “ Just around the block!” “No thanks, I don’t like running” “Oh go on, it will keep us fit, it’s something we can do together” “Oh alright then!”   This is the gist of a conversation that occurred around 4 years ago between my mum and...

The Chapel

Years and years ago, we had a little dream. That we would start our own practice from home. Build things up steadily, organically, with word of mouth referrals and recommendations. And one day, maybe, just maybe, we could have our own place. A practice where we could...

No Contact

Since when have physios stopped putting their hands on patients? Since when can you assess someone in 10 minutes? 10 minutes, either face to face, or over the phone, does not give you enough time. It means corners are cut, assumptions are made, features are made to...

What Every Physio Should Carry

A reflex hammer. A spinal model. A packet of tissues. Compassion and patience. Tape, multiple sizes, types and colours. A pen. A pencil. Tape measure. Ears, to listen, without judgement or assumptions. Acupuncture needles. Towells. An open mind, and a mind open to new...

out of the mouths of the smithettes

School is out for summer, the kids finish today. So, I thought, as a bit of fun, I'd ask the kids 6 questions about our work/ jobs and see what responses I'd get. As usual, they didn't disappoint! So here are the responses to 6 questions asked to Ella (10), Chloe (7),...

Spotlight on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Have you heard of it? Do you have it? Do you know someone who suffers from it? The purpose of this blog is to raise the awareness and to introduce you to two of my patients, the wonderful Joy and Jen, who are also mother and daughter. Let me...

Will I Get Better?

It’s the million dollar question isn’t it?! Will your injury, your ailment, your aches and pains get better? The short answer is, probably, yes. But that would be a very short blog. Let me also be clear that we will be talking about ‘typical’ things we see as...

Spotlight on Hemiplegic Migraines

Here at Taylored-fit Physio, we regularly see patients suffering with migraines, cluster headaches,tension headaches and headaches due to anxiety, trauma and injury. One rare kind of migraine is hemiplegic migraine. As the name suggests, symptoms often mimic those of...

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