Pain Management – The Graded Exposure & Pacing technique

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 How to tackle your chronic pain to allow you to self-manage it By Eileen Hopkins There are often particular activities that are challenging, painful and sometimes avoided for fear of causing damage, pain or harm. With new knowledge of pain and confidence to move we can gradually re-engage with these activities. By self-managing your pain,

Budget 2018 Press Release from the Disability Federation of Ireland

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“One for everyone in the audience” Budget ’18 leaves an ocean of unmet need in disability  Today’s budget will not stop the rising wave of poverty for people with disabilities, said the Disability Federation of Ireland, DFI.   The budget was characterised as “one for everyone in the audience” by DFI. They suggest that instead of spreading resources thinly

Coldplay hero Rob O’Byrne and RTEs Kathryn Thomas join forces to raise funds for people living with spinal cord injuries

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  Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) launched its third annual flag day called ‘Colour Me Friday’ recently with the help of RTEs Kathryn Thomas, Coldplay hero & fitness ambassador Rob O’Byrne and CEO at SII, Fiona Bolger. The campaign seeks to raise awareness and support for people living with spinal cord injuries throughout Ireland and SII

SII is hiring a new Finance Officer!

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Organisation & Post Outline: Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is the only charity for people who have become lifelong disabled through a spinal cord injury (SCI). An injury to the spinal cord can be sustained either traumatically, as a result of an accident or fall, or non-traumatically, as a result of illness such as cancer. SCIs

NUI Galway Recruiting Participants for Online Chronic Pain Study

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Online trial of pain self-management programme ‘Pain Course’ is recruiting adults in Ireland living with chronic pain. The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is currently recruiting people with chronic pain (pain that has lasted for 3 months or more) to take part in a trial of the ‘Pain Course’, a free online pain

Infection Prevention & Control for SCI

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What you need to know to avoid infections when living with a spinal cord injury Infections are caused by bugs such as bacteria, fungi or viruses entering the body. Infections  can be minor and stay in one area, like a boil, or their effects can be felt throughout the body, like flu. Often, infections are easily

Practicing Self-Resilience

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Are your self-limiting beliefs holding you back? When I visit my doctor for a routine check up, she checks my blood pressure, listens to my chest and perhaps will take some blood tests. When I met up with my personal trainer initially he started by measuring my resting heart rate, BMI and weight to establish

Accessible holidays at home and abroad

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Ireland   If you’re looking for a break away this summer in Ireland, take a look at Newton Lodge self-catering accommodation in Castlewellan, Co Down. This four bedroom house was built in 2013 by owners Dessie & Catherine O’Neill who took great care to make the bungalow accessible to wheelchairs and people with impaired mobility.

SCI fighter Sheena McGrade to walk Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 2017

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A freak accident in 2004, saw Sheena McGrade’s life change forever. Sheena, who is from Glenageary, Dublin, was playing at a celebrity charity soccer match in Dublin on the day she sustained her spinal cord injury. “I was playing a match in 2004 and when I was approaching the goal my plan was to dummy

Join the SII Mini Marathon team!

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  This year, SII wants to enter our biggest ever team into the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon! Will you join our team?? We are offering to pay the registration fee for all our team members and just asking people to fundraise in return. We have fundraising packs for all our participants and will support you

Orla Watters fundraises for SII at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to mark 10 years since her brother’s spinal cord injury

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Orla Watters decided to take part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for the first time in 2006 following a life-changing accident that same year in which her younger brother Niall sustained a catastrophic spinal cord injury. Orla, from Co. Cavan,  decided to become a champion for people with spinal cord injuries after she witnessed

Medical Card Survey Results

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Following on from the visit of The Minster for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, Spinal Injuries Ireland conducted a survey to provide him with up to date statistics on the impact of a lack of automatic entitlement to a medical card for people with spinal cord injury.  The results of this survey have been forwarded to the

Medical Card Survey

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Spinal Injuries Ireland are conducting a survey  on the impact of a lack of automatic entitlement to the medical card for people with Spinal Cord Injury.  The results of this survey will be forwarded to the Minister for Disabilities and his staff following two meetings with SII and the Minister’s office, as well as the

‘This is my Life’ shortlisted for Irish Healthcare Award

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SII is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Irish Healthcare Award in the category of ‘Patient Organisation Project of the Year’ for our ‘This is my Life’ campaign which was supported by Coloplast. You can read more about the awards here which will take place on November 10th in the Shelbourne Hotel. The nomination is

Briefing by SII to Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities

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Below is a summary of what was presented to Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities: Executive Summary Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is the only dedicated support agency for people who have become lifelong disabled through a spinal cord injury (SCI). An injury to the spinal cord can be sustained either traumatically in

This Is My Life

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During May 2016, Spinal Injuries Ireland, supported by Coloplast and Nissan Ireland, visited 10 towns and cities across Ireland to engage with people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families and friends. A huge thank you to both Coloplast and Nissan, without whom our 10 events, entitled “This Is My Life”, would not have

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