Spinal News Magazine- Winter 2018

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Our latest edition of Spinal News is out now. This edition has features including those on Assistive Technology, Patient Advocacy and Hydrotherapy. We also introduce you to some of our newest team members as well as some of your service-users. These service users spoke to us about life before and after their own spinal cord

CEO Fiona Bolger and Stephen Cluskey spoke with Ivan Yeats on the Hard Shoulder

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This year Spinal Injuries Ireland were the grateful recipients of the Annual Fundraising Christmas Lunch held in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin. Newstalk’s Ivan Yeats attended on the day and spoke with CEO Fiona Bolger alongside our keynote speaker and entrepreneur, Stephen Cluskey. Fiona discussed SII’s services and our service-users needs with Ivan. She explained the extent

Regional Meet Ups 2018

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Our SII regional meet ups are set to take place through Summer, Autumn & Winter this year. At these meet ups, clients of SII will get to meet up with their local Community Outreach Officer (COO) and a group of other service users who are living with a spinal cord injury in their area. If

Trinity College Dublin study on SCI

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A junior doctor at Trinity College Dublin is currently conducting research on spinal cord injury as part of his masters degree and he is looking for participants who have a SCI to be involved with the study. The study focuses on the reliability of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI using motor and

Sexual Health – The Elephant in the Room

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Communication is key when it comes to sexual health with a SCI   Sex and sexuality are often considered a taboo subject to talk about and therefore becomes ‘the elephant in the room’. The Sexual Wellbeing service at the NRH endeavours to overcome this barrier and open the way for discussion. What is Sexuality: Sexuality

SII launches our Solicitors Skydive Challenge!

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Spinal Injuries Ireland has launched our #SolicitorsSkyDive challenge this week! We are challenging solicitors from all over Ireland to do a sky dive in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland. Callan Tansey Solicitors were the first to bravely accept our challenge and they completed it recently. Check out how Avril & Kathrina from Callan Tansey got

Returning to the Workforce – Are businesses doing enough?

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Geraldine Lavelle from Sligo talks about how she returned to work after she sustained a C6 spinal cord injury in 2013 Recently I’ve been thinking about my experience with employment since my injury and I’ve come to realise how much of a sense of fulfillment work gives me. It’s now recognised that working has health

Client Opt-In Form

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The Urologist’s Role in Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)

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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a condition whereby damage to a group of nerves below the end of  the spinal cord known as cauda equina can lead to a spinal injury. CES can cause a number of medical problems for the person affected including loss of bowel & bladder control, numbness in the legs and

Stay In Touch

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Got Your Back Ireland 2018 – Inclusive fitness & wellness event

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Inclusive fitness & wellbeing event Got Your Back Ireland 2018  to take place  in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland   An inclusive fitness and wellbeing event called Got Your Back Ireland 2018 will take place on Saturday May 5th in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland. Got Your Back Ireland

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 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 stroke 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,

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