With my bowel management routine, I can manage anything

April 20 2022

For me, bowel management has always been part of the game, says 22-year-old Swiss handcyle road race champion, Fabian Recher. Born with Spina Bifida, a malformation of the spine, he has used a wheelchair from an early age and he loves to swap it for a mountain bike, cross-country skis, or his favourite piece of equipment, the handcycle.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life, parasports

When is constipation an emergency?

March 16 2022

Constipation is a common condition, affecting people of all ages. While the symptoms of constipation can impact your quality of life, it is often easy enough to manage at home. However, in some cases, constipation can present severe symptoms or health risks that require medical intervention and in some cases emergency treatment.  

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Topics: constipation

How I reduced the incidence of Urinary Tract Infections

March 2 2022

Niko Sommer has one goal: to win a medal at the Paralympics in 2026 in winter sports. He combines lectures and seminars with training and cycling at Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, Germany. And training is a lot easier on the slopes, if you have the right type of catheter.


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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Sports and leisure, Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, #RoadToParis

How I keep my positive outlook after a spinal cord injury

February 16 2022

Incredible energy and positivity. This describes Layth, 44, who sustained a spinal cord injury 5 years ago while bike riding with his friends around the Bamburgh Castle area.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), quality of life, Transanal Irrigation

A fulltime job and childcare – where do I fit in training?

February 7 2022

Finding the time to train and maintain fitness with a fulltime job and childcare commitments is a challenge for most parents, and even more so during a pandemic. However, Wellspect's Alan Cook found the transformation to online solutions had some unexpected benefits for this keen handcyclist.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), #RoadToParis, parasports