The team at PCB proud to be involved in our 3rd year of supporting the May 50km.
The May 50k Started in 2019. In the first year they raised 2.1 million dollars. In just a few short years the awareness and money raised has dramatically increased, with a whopping $6.6 million raised last year. The May 50K is a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. All funds raised will support life-changing research into the prevention, treatment and finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. The goal is to walk or run 50km in the month of May to raise money and awareness for MS.
Multiple Sclerosis fast facts:
There are over 25,600 Australians living with MS, with 2.8 million people around the world suffering from the condition. 3 out of 4 diagnosed are women, with a diagnosis being made every 5 minutes.
The May 50K is managed by Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL), with all proceeds being directed to MS Australia to fund researchers, projects and collaborative platforms, advancing research into better treatments, preventions and a cure for MS.
Since 2000, the treatment options for MS have increased from only 1 to 14 available treatments today, and that’s all thanks to research. The researches are certain that with more funding, there is no doubt a cure will be found. It is estimated that we are around 10 years away from a cure at our current rate of research.
What can Physiotherapy do to help?
Physiotherapy can be useful to help patients with MS find exercises that meet their specific needs and abilities. A physiotherapist may suggest exercises that concentrate on a particular area of the body, or help you manage a specific effect of your MS.
Physiotherapy is often recommended when there is a specific problem or ongoing symptoms that affect day-to-day activities, mobility and independence. It can help whatever the level of disability, but can be a particularly valuable when physical symptoms progress or you are recovering from a relapse.
Physiotherapists may suggest new ways to stay fit, or ways to adapt your preferred exercises to suit your situation. A physiotherapist can also suggest particular exercises to treat and manage specific problems such as difficulties with mobility, balance, posture and fatigue. Bladder problems, pain and muscle spasms and stiffness can also be targeted by physiotherapy.