What I need from a catheter as a parathlete

May 18 2022

As a professional wheelchairtennisplayer, 32-year-old Austrian Tina Pesendorfer travels a lot. With a busy training and tournament schedule, the No. 53 in the world needs total focus in training and matches. Fortunately, catheterizing no longer distracts her.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Paralympics, #RoadToParis, parasports

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

Male urinary catheters: a complete guide on how to use

November 17 2021

In this post we will talk about the male urinary catheter, a common aid that many men use daily to empty their bladder. Even if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to worry: there are easy solutions on how to handle it in a safe and hygienic way. In this guide we explain all the aspects related to intermittent catheterization for men and provide answers to your most common questions.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Intermittent Catheterization

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 we spoke with Wellspect ambassador 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, parasports

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