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

Reflections on Tokyo 2020 from a ParalympicsGB Nurse

Posted by Wellspect, September 6 2021

We caught up with our lead Nurse, Bev Collins, as she prepared to return home from the Tokyo2020 Paralympics, where she was part of the ParalympicsGB Nursing Team.

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Topics: Nursing, Paralympics, #roadtotokyo

... but in my dreams I dance

Posted by Wellspect, March 18 2021

This is part two of the captivating story of Paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike MBE, who had a rough start in life, but never gave up. As Wellspect's guest blogger, she continues to share the fantastic story of her life and career. Enjoy the article and the video!

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Topics: Paralympics

I didn't apply for disability...

Posted by Wellspect, March 12 2021

Paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike MBA had a rough start in life. As Wellspect's guest blogger, she shares her fantastic story in two parts. Please enjoy the first part of the article and video!

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Topics: Paralympics

Straight Shooting Travel Tips

Posted by Sam Crow, July 17 2019

Travelling abroad with a spinal cord injury can present a number of challenges but with the right preparation, your travels can be made a lot smoother. Having been involved with Paralympic sport for 11 years, Select Nurse Lead, Bev Collins, has helped athletes to prepare for and travel to numerous overseas events. Here Bev shares her top tips.

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Topics: wheelchair, Self-catheterisation, Spinal injury, Catheterisation, Paralympics