My Life Wellbeing Conference – Schedule for the Day

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The first ever patient centred conference for people living with spinal cord injuries in Ireland will take place on Saturday 21st April at the RDS, Dublin. The event is called the My Life Wellbeing Conference and it is organised by Spinal Injuries Ireland with support from Coloplast. There will be a schedule of exciting events

SII is hiring a new Head of Services

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Spinal Injuries Ireland via Balmer Recruitment Ltd. is currently seeking to recruit a National Services & Development Manager to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a pivotal role within the organisation to manage and develop the organisation’s National Support Service which will offer a depth of service delivery to clients and their

SII is hiring a new Head of Fundraising & Communications

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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 in sport or because of an accident or fall, or non-traumatically, because of illness, such as cancer. On average, three people sustain a

SII help Karen Rogan obtain a grant of €4K to buy SCI medical device

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In 2014, Karen Rogan from Co. Galway sustained a T9 spinal cord injury when she suffered a spinal stoke soon after the birth of her twin girls Tess and Roisin. As a result of the spinal stroke, Karen was paralysed from the waist down. Through extensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Karen regained most of the mobility

We Have Moved!

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Spinal Injuries Ireland has a new Resource Centre in Dun Laoghaire Spinal Injuries Ireland has moved to its new & permanent Resource Centre which is located across the road from the National Rehabilitation Hospital on Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire. SII moved into our new Resource Centre to make way for building works at the NRH

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.

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

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