The Juggling Act called ‘Life’


Being a working mother… Would I change it…?

My daughter is now a scary 18 months old.  Where has the time gone? Some of you will have gone through the whole process with me, pregnancy, finishing for maternity leave and returning to work as a Mummy. 

Have I changed? You tell me, but I know I cherish my sleep now 😉

I absolutely loved my maternity leave and I wouldn’t change it for the world but I also really appreciated returning to work believe it or not.  There is definitely something about – using your brain, makes a healthy brain.  Hats off to all those stay at home mums – it’s harder than going to work.

Being a physio, there is a misconception that I am the fittest and healthiest individual.  That is a lie, we are all human.  I may understand what I need to do, how I need to do it and why I need to do it.  But do I do it……?

No.  I am a Mum and still getting to grips with the whole juggling act.  I admire all you parents who have mastered this skill.

Like many, many parents I have recently been complaining of back pain.  All the leaning over a cot, stretching into the car seat, picking my daughter up,  bending down to her level or crawling around on the floor.  Good posture while being a parent is IMPOSSIBLE! 

How I managed to get my back under control included a lot of complaining to my husband but also the very valued treatment from George and Dale.  George and Dale enabled me to stay as mobile as possible and repeatedly reminded me to do my exercises. 

This is the first time in my life I have truly had to work my exercises and my health around all my other commitments.  To us mothers, we come last and therefore we are very vulnerable to incidents like I had.  I realised I am not 21 anymore and I am not invincible like I used to think.  My health and physical well-being is just as important and deserves just as much energy as I put into my family.

If you have already reached my point or beyond and need some assistance to get you back on track with your physical well-being, please get in touch with us at The Markland Clinic or call 01285 654059

Or alternatively, if you are noticing you are starting to de-condition or you are getting mild niggles, We can help to prevent them from becoming a restriction as mine did.

Just remember we are all HUMAN and they have not yet created an invincible medication!


Lead Physiotherapist and Clinic manager

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