Not So Terrible Palsy

My Reasons for Going up to Full Time Work With Chronic Fatigue

Going up to full-time work with chronic fatigue, I know my long term readers are thinking…Georgia we read your struggles on your last full-time placement, what are you thinking?  I know, I know and 6-months ago when I started having the conversations of increasing my hours to working full-time it was scary and truth be…

The Medical Model of Disability and Standardised Assessments

The Medical Model of Disability is often talked about in occupational therapy and in fact, it’s debated a lot. The Medical Model was most recently debated at the start of 2022 when the Royal College of Occupational Therapists changed its logo from the Phoenix which as I’m sure many will remember generated lots of conversations. …

My Tramlines 2023 Experience

Hello! Firstly, before we get into this blog apologies for the slight delay – I am back doing regular posts I promise. I’ve just had some leave and then book edits came up right before leave which was so exciting. Yet, it was hard a spoon levels whilst I was trying to tie my loose…

Disability Pride Month NOT Inspirational Porn Month

It’s July which means it’s one of the greatest months of the year – DISABILITY PRIDE MONTH!! So whilst we all soak up the disabled joy this month I wanted to remind those outside of the disabled community that this month is about CELEBRATING disability, not PITYING disability. I mean why would, you want to…

Is Language and Terminology on Your Audit Agenda?

Yep, another language and terminology blog. But, this time I’m not here to talk about the ableist language and terminology as such. I’m here to discuss the ableism that gets perpetuated through the words that we use in practice and the way we use them, especially for those new to the world of disability. A…

Manuscript Submitted, What’s Next?

Howdy, and apologies for the silence, I can’t believe we are 4-months into the year and this will only be my third blog?!! I’ve missed blogging so much! It was never my intention to be as quiet, but my manuscript is submitted and I have so much to update you on! You’ll be fed up…

Managing My A-Z Occupations With Cerebral Palsy!

Hello and happy Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2023! I can’t believe it 2 months since I’ve posted a blog! Recently, life has got pretty hectic therefore, I have a lot of goals I need to set. Goal setting works for me. Yet, I realised most of my goals were about work which are needed and will…

4 Years of Not So Terrible Palsy

Happy New Year and happy 4 years of Not So Terrible Palsy, I know, 4 years! Although starting to write a blog was not a New Year’s resolution in 2019, I do enjoy starting the New Year off with a blog. The process of writing motivates me to be more creative for the year ahead…

Georgia the Occupational Therapist or Just Georgia?

Just like that, we’re at the end of the year. This year has been a really big one for me yet, it feels like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye and I feel as though I haven’t appreciated it as much as I should have.  Recently, I’ll be honest, my mental health…

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Georgia a white woman, stood with her glassed on, brown hair, black dress with white marks on. At a stand at conference the stand says OT with a black O and a green T then say Occupational Therapy Show. The lighting in pink.

My name is Georgia, pronouns she/hers, I am 23 years old and an occupational therapist working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Occupational Therapy at The University of Huddersfield. My passions aside from activism and occupational therapy are reading, theatre, and music, including gigs and festivals!

I am Head Ambassador for CP Teens UK and a disability blogger writing about my lived experienced of cerebral palsy and life as a disabled occupational therapist. In 2021 I was named a Rising Star on the Shaw Trust’s #DisabilityPower100. I am a founding member of AbleOTUK an advocacy and network group for occupational therapists and students with lived experience of disability. I am currently writing my debut book to dismantle ableism in occupational therapy practice.

Email: georgia@notsoterriblepalsy.com

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