Alan Cook

Alan Cook - wheelchair user with Spinal Cord Injury and hand cyclist
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Less infections & more freedom, bladder management therapy that works

Posted by Alan Cook, July 29 2020

After a devastating jump into a swimming pool on his vacation trip in Greece, Michael Kerr injured his spine and came to understand that his paralysis came with consequences other than he could have imagined.

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Topics: wheelchair, Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI

The first person to scale Mount Meru in a wheelchair

Posted by Alan Cook, July 15 2020

Earlier this year, LoFric user Ina Åkerberg set off to climb Africa's fourth highest mountain, Mount Meru, with the aid of wheelchair and crutches. Ina has since completed the trek and returned. Here she shares her story of this remarkable  adventure.

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Topics: SCi, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury

Brand Ambassador Spotlight - Jesse Billauer

Posted by Alan Cook, November 20 2018

In March 1996, Jesse Billauer was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world and only weeks away from turning professional when an accident changed his life forever. But he didn't let a twist of fate get in the way of his love for surfing.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Paralympics, Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports, Coping Strategies, Self-catheterisation

Five Reasons To Try TAI In Children With Bowel Dysfunction

Posted by Alan Cook, October 23 2018

When a child suffers from bowel problems, it often affects the whole family. Many struggle for far too long with dietary and stool changing medication, without satisfactory results. But there are other solutions!

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Topics: Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, Children, TAI, Bowel Management, Paediatrics

Community leader Daniel Jenkins and the benefits of an all-in-one kit

Posted by Alan Cook, March 15 2018

Daniel Jenkins needs to be out in his town every day. As a pastor, he supports his community and often makes home visits. Paralysed after an operation 12 years ago, Daniel lost sensation in his lower abdomen, including bladder control. In this post, he explains how an all-in-one catheter kit gives him peace of mind and allows him to fulfil his obligations.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Travelling with Catheters, wheelchair, Lifestyle, Travel, ISC, spina bifida, Self-catheterisation, All-In-One