When I think of spring, my immediate thought is of taking my children to see the baby animals at our local farm. My daughter’s favourites are the hopping baby rabbits and my son loves to feed the lambs who are still wobbling around finding their feet. So taking the baby animals as my inspiration, in this edition we are focussing on balance!
There is a ‘just right’ challenge for everybody’s balance, whether you are working on sitting balance with a non ambulant patient, back wheel balancing with a wheelchair user or watching a gymnast complete a double backflip on a beam. Our sense of balance is important for our everyday functioning and our health and wellbeing. And this link between balance and health has long been emphasised not only by the medical professional but also through complementary therapy practices such as yoga and tai chi. So I encourage you all to balance, wobble, hop, skip and jump your way into April!
Nikki White, Lead Editor
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