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

Four steps up the stairs and life changed forever

November 11 2020

Four steps up the stairsand then everything turned black. Michael, then 54 years old, was on his way up to the second floor of his home when the accident happenedhe fainted and fell so awkwardly that he broke his neck and back. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel

Living with bladder and bowel problems caused by spinal cord injury (SCI)

July 1 2020

“I usually say that I dived into a river and missed…” is how Rupert Langham answers when asked about the events that brought about his spinal cord injury. We talked to Rupert about bladder and bowel function, and quality of life.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel, quality of life

Going to the bathroom at 35,000 feet – a challenge for Michael

June 24 2020

After having sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, Michael Kerr needed to find a new way of managing his bladder. With an ongoing international sports career he needed a flexible solution, easy to bring on his travels all over the world.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Travelling with catheters, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel, Intermittent Catheterization, all-in-one-kit