With my bowel management routine, I can manage anything

Posted by Wellspect, April 25 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.

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Topics: Sport, Transanal Irrigation, Paralympics

How I reduced the incidence of Urinary Tract Infections

Posted by Wellspect, April 11 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, Catheterisation

When is constipation an emergency?

Posted by Wellspect, March 18 2022

Constipation is a common condition, affecting people of all ages. While the symptoms of constipation can impact your quality of life, it is often easy enough to manage at home. However, in some cases, constipation can present severe symptoms or health risks that require medical intervention and in some cases emergency treatment.  

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, constipation, functional constipation, TAI

How can we ensure that everybody has access to a clean toilet?

Posted by Wellspect, March 15 2022

As Wellspect's guest blogger, Paralympian and decorated MBE, Member of the British Empire, Anne Wafula Strike, continues to share her thoughts and ideas on the importance of equality and dignity for disabled people.

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How I keep my positive outlook after a spinal cord injury

Posted by Wellspect, March 11 2022

Incredible energy and positivity. This describes Layth, 44, who sustained a spinal cord injury 5 years ago while bike riding with his friends around the Bamburgh Castle area.

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Topics: quality of life, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury