How do we change perceptions surrounding disability?

July 26 2021

British Wheelchair Basketball begins the world's first professional women's league in 2022, and Wellspect contacted athlete Sophie Carrigill earlier this year to talk about the issues surrounding disability and her advocacy for women in sport.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Intermittent Catheterization, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball

A journey from hell

May 30 2021

"I would feel anxiety in my stomach beforehand, and then I knew it was urgent. In the days leading up to these cramping symptoms, I could go to the bathroom up to ten times a day, yet all that came out were pea-sized amounts. I felt like I constantly needed to go to the bathroom."

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Topics: Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, quality of life

Why did I leave it so long to start with Intermittent Catheterization?

May 19 2021

"It was the angle, not the height”, says Arne, describing how he fell from a tree. As an active young man of 22, a game of football in the park with his friends had seen the ball get lodged in a branch, and Arne climbing to retrieve it. The resulting fall left Arne with a spinal cord injury, unable to walk or control his bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Men's Health, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Regaining independence and control of my bowel with Transanal Irrigation

April 21 2021

Serge, 44, from Italy, sustained a Spinal Cord Injury thirteen years ago and became  quadriplegic. Among the challenges he faced, bowel management very quickly became an issue and impacted his whole life. Serge describes how he regained control of his bowel management.

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Advice when choosing a catheter - what to look for

March 31 2021

When you're new to catheterization, it makes sense to know what makes one catheter more right for you than another. For most people, starting with Intermittent Catheterization (IC) involves an initial adjustment of the daily routines to the new treatment. Michael Kerr, Paralympian and Wellspect Ambassador uses Intermittent Catheterization, and we asked him about the choices he has made in selecting the best catheter for him.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, UTI, quality of life, Incontinence