Food, weight and health for people with spinal cord injury

Now it’s finally here, the brochure with tips, questions and answers about food and weight for people with spinal cord injury. Read and let yourself be inspired! The brochure is also available in Swedish.

Download pdf brochure here

Download pdf brochure in Swedish language here

Read more about Health and lifestyle at the Spinalis Foundation here

10 expert tips for a smooth digestion

Anna-Carin Lagerström HälsoutvecklingSpinalis is engaged in a long-term cooperation with Wellspect HealthCare. They are writing a blog called The Wellspect blog, which provides you with unedited perspectives, tips and scientific news regarding urinary health and hydrophilic catheters.

Today’s blog post is about common bowel problems. Anna-Carin Lagerström has a Masters of Science and works as a physiotherapist, health educator and nutrition counselor at Spinalis. She meets a lot of people with bladder and bowel problems.

“The most common problems are constipation, abdominal gas and bloating. Reasons for constipation can be a sedentary life style, low fluid intake and medicines used for the primary diagnosis, like painkillers (e.g. morphine and codeine), diuretics (e.g.baclofen) or antidepressants. Some people are incontinent and the bowel tends to have a life of its own, which often creates stress and anxiety surrounding having an accident in public.”

Reed the article here

Expert tips for healthy life with a spinal cord injury

Anna-Carin_o_citron_incl_photo_cred.jpgSpinalis is engaged in a long-term cooperation with Wellspect HealthCare. Wellspect is writing a blog called The Wellspect blog, which provides you with unedited perspectives, tips and scientific news regarding urinary health and hydrophilic catheters.

Today’s blog post is an interview with Spinalis’ health coach Anna-Carin Lagerström. She is a specialist in helping people with spinal cord injuries and talks about the importance of good habits for a life with more energy and quality.

Physical activity and exercise, based on your physical condition, is vital for your health. A life in a wheelchair offers a lot of challenges where you need a strong body.

“It’s like brushing your teeth—it is absolutely essential to do it every day. The same goes for exercise, especially since you miss out of the regular daily exercise that walking people get automatically” – Anna-Carin

 

Read the whole article here

I Will Never Accept my Disability…


A group of recent spinal cord injured persons visited Shake a Leg Miami to experience the wonders of sailing as part of their rehabilitation. The subject of the interview, Claes Hultling who travels from Stockholm with groups like these every year, reflects on the program: it’s profound effect, their partnership with Shake-A-Leg, and the movement of non-conventional rehabilitation to treat physically disabled persons. The interview is made by Robert Tassy.

New book – The art of healthy living with physical impairments

bild omslagThis guide to an active and healthy lifestyle is written primarily for you, those of you who live with a physical impairment and want more information, who are keen to get in better shape, and who have a desire for a healthy lifestyle and its positive effects. But it is also intended for family and friends, personal assistants, rehabilitation professionals, and primary health providers who want to advance their understanding. The authors are Anna-Carin Lagerström and Kerstin Wahman.

Price: SEK 200 (+ shipping fee).

The book is also available for free of charge as a pdf here:
The art of healthy living with physical impairments
and as a E-book (for aprox. SEK 17) at the online book shops Bokus and Adlibris.