Fruit and Veg, Hydrotherapy, Art and Garden

Notes from the Neuro Café on 24th March 2021.


Fruit and Veg


A positive start to the day eating apples instead of biscuits. This fitted nicely with our initial chat about home-grown fruit and vegetables. We heard about an allotment with so many varieties of fruit and vegetables being planted, I think we will all be in the queue for fresh produce come the end of the summer! Some interesting photos had been posted on the group chat showing all the new plantings. Inspiration for everyone!

A few reminiscences about growing up in a time where most people grew their own produce. Some LEGS people had allotments where advice was welcomed by Greek and Turk expert gardeners; others remembered being treated to breakfast of fresh papaya every day, grown amongst the fruit trees, tomatoes, mulberries, mangoes on their plot.


Hydrotherapy

Conor described the numerous benefits of hydrotherapy for those with a neurological condition. Acqua or acqua physio therapy can help increase your independence as you can practise movements more safely in the water than on land. There is no risk of falling in the water!

Hydrotherapy can reduce anxiety and help develop more relaxed and fluid movements, and reduce the possibility of muscles freezing or seizing up when you have a neurological condition.

After an initial assessment you can

  • improve stiffness of muscles

  • relieve pain

  • practice balance and walking

  • improve gait, walking, balance

  • improve venous return

Water provides resistance and moving in it helps improve muscle strength.

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