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

How can we ensure that everybody has access to a clean toilet?

January 19 2022

As Wellspect's guest blogger, Paralympics winner and decorated MBE, Member of the British Empire, Anne Wafula Strike, continues to share her thoughts and ideas on the importance of equality and dignity for disabled people.

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Topics: Urinary incontinence, dignity, Equality

Bowel leakage doesn’t have to prevent you from leading an active life

December 15 2021

After many years as a CFO of listed companies, Sten decided to stop working in the spring of 2020, despite having several years left until retirement. He simply felt he wanted to pursue more fulfilling experiences – such as traveling with his wife, playing golf, swimming and exercising. But first he wanted to get rid of his nightly toilet visits.

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Topics: Bowel management, Fecal incontinence, dignity, Continence, accidental bowel leakage