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

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

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

To children with Spina Bifida: You CAN do it!

October 25 2020

Today is World Spina Bifida Day and to raise awareness, we asked Evie Toombes, Para Athlete and invisible illness ambassador, what she would tell her younger self, having been born with Spina Bifida, if she had the chance. Read her interesting and passionate story.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Intermittent Catheterization

Intermittent Catheterization with a three-year-old

October 21 2020

Most riders guide their horse with their legs, but Evie has no sensation from the knees down, as she was born with a form of Spina Bifida. It affects her balance, but that doesn’t stop her from riding Daisy. It also impairs Evie’s bladder and bowel function, so she uses urinary catheters to empty her bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization