"To all those of you who you are getting stir-crazy already, who you don’t know what to do with yourselves during the days of confinement: What a bunch of amateurs you are."
Kiteboarding lessons for wheelchair users: The perfect school at the perfect spot.
Deutsch: Kitesurf-Schulung für Rollstuhlfahrer: Die perfekte Schule am perfekten Spot.How does the perfect spot and the perfect kiteboarding center for sitkiteboarding lessons look like? This article gives the answer. In this article I will outline the perfect conditions for sitkite lessons. Main focus lies on the conditions at the spot and the infrastructure of the kiteboarding... Weiterlesen →
Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Burning out the pain III – The time after.
About Focused Ultrasound Treatment (FUS) against neuropathic pain – part III: The first months after the intervention. Half a year has now passed since my stay in Switzerland. Let's repeat: To reduce my neuropathic pain, parts of my thalamus were lesioned with focused ultrasound in a private hospital in the Swiss town of Solothurn. Focused... Weiterlesen →
Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Burning out the pain II – The intervention
About Focused Ultrasound Treatment (FUS) against neuropathic pain - part II: The intervention. Deutsch: Fokussierte Ultraschalltherapie: Hirnverbrannt II … der Akt Part one: Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Burning out pain – Decision-making and preparation This last night I could not catch too much of a good night's sleep. Worse: No breakfast in the following morning. Although I had... Weiterlesen →
Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Burning out pain – Decision-making and preparation
About Focused Ultrasound Treatment (FUS) against neuropathic pain: Decision-making and preparation. Deutsch: Fokussierte Ultraschalltherapie: Hirnverbrannt I… das Vorspiel I am nervous. Tomorrow a lengthy process is coming to an end. So right now I'm sitting in the lobby of my hotel in the Swiss city of Solothurn trying to distract myself. Probably not the best idea... Weiterlesen →
Meditation as painkiller?
In only a short time meditation managed to change my life for the better. Here is the reason why ... Deutsch: Meditation für Schenkelklopfer A while ago the feeling came over me that it was time to find new ways to deal with my neuropathic pains. After my life had been revolving around my steady companion... Weiterlesen →
The island of Föhr – an adaptive kiteboarding Spotguide
The watersports school of Nieblum on the island of Föhr is basically the mother of all adaptive kiteboarding schools. A short overview. Deutsch: Sitkite-Spotguide Nieblum auf Föhr Nieblum on Föhr (pronunciation like 'fur') ... a village not too many will know on an island not too many will know. Depending on the tide some might be... Weiterlesen →
In June 2019 I had the pleasure to be the first wheelchair user with spinal cord injury to participate at an IKO Kiteboarding Instructor Course. Deutsch: Rollender IKO-Kitesurf-Lehrer It finally happened ... a successful participation at an IKO Kiteboarding Instructor Course. As I had to cancel my first attempt due to private reasons, the organizers kindly... Weiterlesen →
On the heels of Dominic Thiem – Or: How to stalk a tennis player
On how I chased Tennis Pro Dominic Thiem to win him as testimonial for a wheelchair tennis tournament. Deutsch: Tennis Stalker oder: Auf Dominic Thiems Fersen December 2017 was my very first experience as tournament director within the UNIQLO-Wheelchair-Tennis-Tour. An experience I definitely want to repeat. In this article though I would like to share with you... Weiterlesen →
Adaptive Kiteboarding – Schoolcheck ‚Alto Garda Kite‘
In 2019 the sports club Alto Garda Kite A.S.D. opened it's doors also to disabled athletes. A short overview. Deutsch: Sitkite-Spotguide ‚Alto Garda Kite‘ – Riva del Garda The kiteboarding season on lake Garda is about to kick off. As most aficionados will know, the area around Torbole and Riva is reserved to windsurfers and sailors... Weiterlesen →