Fighting Social Isolation

Posted by Wellspect US, November 19 2018

When you have a severe accident or get a new diagnosis, there often are several sudden and significant changes that challenge the way you live. It is during times like these that we realize that no man is an island; we all need people in our life. In this post by Kent Revedal, we explore how to avoid social isolation and maintain meaningful relationships.

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Topics: Active Living, Men's Health, Women's Health

Trading the Wheelchair for a Porsche: Meet Nathalie McGloin

Posted by Wellspect US, August 21 2018

"When you’re on a race track with able-bodied drivers, you’re no longer a wheelchair user – you’re another competitor. It’s the freedom you strive for after a spinal cord injury," says Nathalie McGloin. "You want to be viewed as a person, not a disabled person.”

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Topics: Active Living, Spinal Cord Injury

How to Prepare for Travel with a Disability

Posted by Wellspect US, July 5 2018

For several years, Sebastian Forsén has run Welltrips, a travel agency specializing in trips for people with disabilities. Sebastian himself has a spinal cord injury, and has logged countless miles through his adventures.

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Topics: Active Living, Spinal Cord Injury

He's Got Moves: Meet Joel Brown

Posted by Wellspect US, May 1 2018

At the age of 9, Joel's family trip to the lake ended with a traumatic car accident and a spinal cord injury. But it didn't stop him from dancing to his own rhythm.

Meet Joel Brown - Wellspect. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Joel’s dad was a talented gymnast, while his mother and all seven of his siblings were dancers. But dancing came with mixed emotions for Joel.

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Topics: Active Living, Spinal Cord Injury