A physical therapy post! Huzzah! I did a post a couple of years ago called “Standing with Context” in which I explained what it looks like, and then what is actually happening, when I do standing exercises. I also did one on the importance of core strength. Go read them if you haven’t yet. This is … Continue reading Squatting with Context
What’s this? Two physical therapy (PT) posts in a row? Has Val run out of non-PT-related stories? Nah, I just wanted to get this particular post in before I leave for Cambridge (the American one) and have to take a brief hiatus from my PT gym. Believe me, I’d love to move my gym to … Continue reading Standing with Context
First, one of my friends from high school (who is currently getting her PhD in Entomology) has started a blog all about bees! Click here and check it out! Second, when I started my blog, I wasn’t actually sure what I was going to talk about. I thought I’d post about things that happened that … Continue reading Faith Healing in Harvard Yard
I really wanted to do a post on the recent snowmageddon that hit NYC, but it's one of those things that doesn't work unless you have lots and lots of pictures. I lack these pictures, but just imagine a bunch of slushy and poorly-shoveled curb cuts, with dirty puddles everywhere. Now imagine sticking your hands … Continue reading Core Strength
Right. So. Here we go. For those unfamiliar with my wheelchair (i.e. complete strangers) or how I got it (i.e. most people I met after high school and complete strangers), I sustained a spinal cord injury in January 2008 (making this kind of my eight-year injuriversary if you want to get technical and somewhat Hallmark-y about … Continue reading First post! Eight years late.