What I need from a catheter as a parathlete

Posted by Wellspect, May 18 2022

As a professional wheelchair tennis player32-year-old Austrian Tina Pesendorfer travels a lotWith a busy training and tournament schedule, the No. 53 in the world needs total focus on training and matches. Fortunately, catheterising no longer distracts her.

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Topics: Sport, Catheterisation

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

Back in the saddle

Posted by Sam Crow, June 18 2019

After a life-changing accident left Sallyanne Haigh paralysed from the waist down, doctors were quick to warn her away from a return to horse riding. Yet, three and a half years later, Sallyanne is not only back in the saddle – she’s taking home gold on horseback.

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Topics: Sport, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Self-catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, Recovery, Catheterisation

What a paralympian packs on the road

Posted by Mike Kerr, May 3 2018

Michael Kerr, of the Great Britain Rio Olympics rugby wheelchair team, talks about how an all-in-one catheter kit fits in with the life of a travelling athlete.

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Topics: Sport, wheelchair, Travel, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Paralympics

Getting adventurous with the Back-Up Trust – Part 2

Posted by Sacha Brech, October 25 2017

I’m Eleanor and I work for Select, an organisation that has previously worked with and supported the Back-Up Trust, so when the chance to apply for an activity course came up, for me it was an opportunity not to be missed! I was lucky enough to be selected to attend the course as a buddy – someone who helps to build confidence and independence for both the volunteers and also participants who have spinal cord injuries. Here is Part 2 of my story.

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Topics: Sport, wheelchair, Travel, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Back Up Trust