Posts Categorized: Blog

35th Guttmann Conference Emily’s Blog

The 35th Guttmann Conference took place in Sheffield earlier this month. Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Slater and Gordon Emily Whicher, SMSR’S Research therapist was able to attend. Here she shares a therapist’s view of Guttman… I was delighted to be able to attend this year’s conference together with my colleagues from the NSIC and… Read more »

Nicky’s blog: Second Post…

May 2018   There has been a lot of publicity recently about the highs and lows of travelling with a wheelchair.  Sadly, most of the stories highlight the difficulties and problems wheelchair users face, and fail to find much positive in our public transport system or the joys of international air travel. You’ve probably read… Read more »

Amanda shares her story…

My Story so far…. My name is Amanda Worne (44 years old, married mum of four fantastic children).  In 2015, on August 9th I had an accident that would change my life forever.  I was out training for a Triathlon on my bike.  It was a beautiful, hot, late summer’s morning and I stopped at… Read more »

Nick’s reflections…

This is a post taken from medium.com and is written by SMSR founding Trustee, Nick Hutton. Bony Buns, Phantom Limbs, Snakes and Bladders: The Trials of Living and Working with Spinal Cord Injury. December 1994. There I was in intensive care; a ventilator shushing in my ear, a thousand questions racing through my mind. I knew… Read more »

Nicky’s blog: First Post…

April 2017 The Beginning… I don’t think I knew much about the spinal cord, paralysis or disability before I started a new relationship with my (now) husband.  We met on a dating site and there were pictures and mentions of something about a wheelchair; I was more interested in his sparkling smile and his list… Read more »