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: Catheterisation, Recovery, Sport, Transanal Irrigation, Bladder Management, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Bowel Management, Self-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: Catheterisation, wheelchair, Paralympics, Lifestyle, Travel, Sport, ISC, Self-catheterisation

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

Getting adventurous with the Back-Up Trust – Part 1

Posted by Sacha Brech, October 11 2017

I’m Eleanor and I work as part of the Select Home Delivery team. Working here, I have learnt a lot about the many different reasons people have to use catheters and continence products. I know that many of our patients have a spinal cord injury and how much of a life changing condition this can be, but I wanted to find out more.

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

London To Paris - Riding for the BackUp Trust PART 2

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, September 28 2017

In June last year, I had the pleasure and privilege of being a member of a team from Wellspect HealthCare who cycled from London to Paris in order to raise money for the charity Back Up. This worked out perfect for me as it immediately became one of my new year’s resolutions! Here is PART 2 of my ride diary.

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