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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Summer 2022

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Keeping your cool this summer | Welcome Melanie Kiely CEO | MSWA Stationary Cycle results | Pain and pain management series: Part 3


BRAND, MARKETING & SALES 2021 MSWA STATIONARY CYCLE CHALLENGE In the recent Stationary Cycle Challenge, 229 MSWA Clients propelled themselves towards the new year in an incredible feat of endurance and strength. Together with their physiotherapists they spurred one another on during their weekly physio appointments to cycle a combined 9,850 kilometres in the 2021 MSWA Stationary Cycle Challenge. That’s the equivalent of cycling from Perth to Brisbane and back again! The Stationary Cycle Challenge is completed on a stationary bike over an eight-week period, concluding the week of the MSWA Ocean Ride event. As an MSWA Client, you can register for the challenge and track your distance on a stationary bike as part of your weekly physiotherapy routine. Needless to say, this year was a resounding success, achieving record-breaking results of participation and kilometres ridden across every MSWA Centre! It has been so inspiring to see so many Clients take up the challenge and to see the MSWA physiotherapists get involved by helping facilitate and encourage the ride. The winning team (by just 24.54 km) and holder of the perpetual shield for the first time was the MSWA Albany Centre! Not only did the Albany team track an amazing 1,808.97 km but they also raised 5 to help continue supporting Western Australians living with neurological conditions. In very close second place was Rockingham, cycling an incredible 1,784.5 km. And in third place, was Beechboro cycling an outstanding 1,478.8 km. This year also saw one participant in particular go above and beyond in his challenge individually cycling 634 km over the eight weeks. Congratulations to Monty Walker from Albany. This was a record-breaking result and a truly tremendous effort! SAMANTHA EVANS MSWA EVENTS COORDINATOR 26

RANKING CENTRE NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS NUMBER OF KM TRACKED PARTICIPANT FROM EACH CENTRE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF KM TRACKED 1st Albany 18 1,809 km Monty Walker (634 km) 2nd Rockingham 32 1,784 km Sharon Lamont (280 km) 3rd Beechboro 47 1,479 km Dianne Corlett (83 km) 4th Joondalup 20 1,160 km Not recorded 5th Wilson 32 918 km Phil Jones (66 km) 6th Kelmscott 24 871 km Carole Dean (272 km) 7th Mandurah 18 731 km John Mills (89 km) 8th Butler 19 464 km Kate Guild (65 km) 9th Vasse 6 429 km Bob Morris (71 km) 10th Bunbury 6 126 km Huw Jones (66 km) 11th Hamilton Hill 3 42km Margaret (28 km) 12th Non MSWA Centre 4 39 km Beryl Turnbull (38 km) TOTAL: 229 TOTAL: 9,850 km ‘Team Jenny’ THE MSWA OCEAN RIDE EVENT – 21 NOVEMBER 2021 There were also a number of MSWA Clients who rode in the main event – the MSWA Ocean Ride – Powered by RetraVision – on Sunday, 21 November 2021. The family ride was attended by MSWA Client Jenny and her extended family – ‘Team Jenny’. She celebrated 10 years of participation in the MSWA Ocean Ride, and recognised 10 years since diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Altogether, over 2,400 riders conquered their chosen distance this year and collectively raised over 0,000 for MSWA. It has been an incredibly humbling experience for everyone involved and will undoubtedly be back in 2022. 27