How does the Australian national wheelchair basketball team prepare?

September 6 2021

Ella Sabljak and Matt McShane represent Australia in wheelchair basketball. They met at a tournament and eventually became a couple. How did they find wheelchair basketball and what does their schedule look like?

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Topics: quality of life, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball

What’s it like to compete in the Paralympics when you’re a couple?

August 2 2021

As we approach the Paralympic games in Tokyo 2021, we interviewed Australian couple, Matt McShane and Ella Sablja, both wheelchair champions playing for the Australian national wheelchair basketball men’s and women’s teams. Read their story in 2 parts and join us in watching the games, starting August 24.

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Topics: quality of life, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball

A journey from hell

May 30 2021

"I would feel anxiety in my stomach beforehand, and then I knew it was urgent. In the days leading up to these cramping symptoms, I could go to the bathroom up to ten times a day, yet all that came out were pea-sized amounts. I felt like I constantly needed to go to the bathroom."

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Topics: Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, quality of life

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

Not all catheters are the same

February 17 2021

How can a catheter help you lead a more balanced life?

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Topics: Bladder management, Urinary incontinence, quality of life, Catheterisation