Physios give charity a run for the money
FIVE local physiotherapists and their team members will make their way to Rottnest Island later this month as they participate in the Rottnest Fun Run.
The group will run to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy after being inspired by Town of Victoria Park councillor Claire Anderson who has facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).
Physiotherapist Emily Hunt said she was inspired by some of her special clients, including Ms Anderson.
“They work hard to live their lives to the full even with this debilitating condition. If I can help in any way to make their lives easier or support research for muscular dystrophy then I will,” she said.
Ms Anderson was diagnosed with FSHD when she was 14.
It is a genetic muscle disorder in which the muscles of the face, shoulder blades and upper arms are among the most severely affected.
The term muscular dystrophy means slowly progressive muscle degeneration.
The team aims to raise more than $1000, which will contribute to supporting people living with the condition through Muscular Dystrophy WA’s provision of services, programs and funding research.
Aleece Edmunds, Lara Diepeveen, Matt Thomson, Claire Anderson, Emily Hunt and Elesha McFarlane.