Advice when choosing a catheter - what to look for

Posted by Mike Kerr, April 7 2021

If you've just been told that you have to self catheterise, it can be difficult to know what catheter might be right for you. Michael Kerr - Paralympian, catheter user and Wellspect Ambassador - talks to us about what factors influenced his choice in catheter.

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Topics: Bladder management, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury

Back from Mount Meru - supporting Haydom Friends in Tanzania

Posted by Sam Crow, August 25 2020

Reaching the summit of Mount Meru has been a momentous achievement for our wheelchair users, and it's all for a good cause - the Haydom Friends project in Tanzania, supporting children with Spina Bifida.

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Topics: wheelchair, Spinal Cord Injury

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: UTI, wheelchair, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury

A dive into a shallow pool changed his life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, July 23 2020

The vacation trip to Greece took a sudden turn when Michael dived into a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. He was badly injured but found an unexpected way back into living life.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, SCi

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: Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, SCi