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.Read More
Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Paralympics, #RoadToParis, parasports
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.Read More
Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life, parasports
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.Read More
Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), #RoadToParis, parasports
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.Read More
Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Intermittent Catheterization, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball, parasports