Multiple Sclerosis (MS) thanked their sponsors and highlighted the impact their support is having to people living with the disease.
SPONSORS and supporters of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were thanked with a Valentine's Day luncheon at the MS Studdy Centre.
Clinical physiotherapist Dr Phu Hoang, who has been working with people with MS for 15 years, talked about rehabilitation medicine, outlining strong evidence indicating that exercise is beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis in maintaining or improving function.
Matt and Sherree Roger and Kate and Daniel Farrell, two families who have a first-hand experience of the support services provided by MS, also shared their stories with the guests.
Opened in 1985 as a nursing home, activity therapy centre and hostel, thanks to the generosity of donors' the Studdy Centre now also houses a specialist gym which has become a focal point for people with MS and other neurological disorders to work on their rehabilitation.
A disease of the central nervous system that interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, MS has no known cure and is the most common neurological disease in young adults, with more than 23,000 people living with MS in Australia, 75 per cent of whom are women.