How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Bladder?

Posted by Wellspect US, May 15 2019

When people see someone in a wheelchair, they typically notice the obvious fact first: this person can’t walk. But restricted mobility is just one issue that people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) must face. In fact, problems with the bladder and bowel are commonly ranked as being bigger obstacles than an inability to walk.

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Topics: Bladder Health, Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury

Enjoying Sex after Injury

Posted by Wellspect US, September 24 2018

After an injury or illness that reduces physical capabilities, your sex life may face new challenges. It takes time to adapt to your changed body. But the drive is not lost – it's still there, and it deserves to be nurtured.

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Topics: Men's Health, Spinal Cord Injury, 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

Brand Ambassador Spotlight: Jesse Billauer

Posted by Wellspect US, June 19 2018

In March 1996, Jesse Billauer was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world and only weeks away from turning professional when an accident changed his life forever. But he didn't let a twist of fate get in the way of his love for surfing.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury