Health and wellbeing take centre stage at muscle group

I’ve just arrived back in the office after an excellent muscle group in Milton Keynes-which we nearly didn’t make due to transport issues.

Not long after arriving the meeting room started filling up with a mix of old and new members. We ended up with around 30 people which is a record number for the Milton Keynes muscle group.

The audience were treated to three informative, and extremely useful, talks from professionals covering the important issue of health and wellbeing. Anna Kent, a Neurological Clinical Specialist, got the meeting started by telling the group about her role and the interlinked nature of health and wellbeing.

Anna was followed by Jane Freebody, a muscle clinic physiotherapist, who works in Oxford with Dr Hilton-Jones. Despite technical difficulties, Jane delivered a great discussion on physiotherapy for individuals with muscular dystrophy or a related condition. Jane talked about the importance of exercise and how the group could organise their own exercise groups by accessing local services such as swimming pools.

Last, but definitely not least, was our research specialist Neil Bennett. Neil has become a regular on the muscle group circuit with his simple and understandable talk on the research work of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. This included the various projects that the charity funds and the latest in the Exon Skipping research.

Overall the meeting was highly successful with one happy attendee describing it as the best muscle group she had been to!

If you are interested in learning more about health and wellbeing I have the power-point presentations from all three of our speakers today and will be more than happy to email them to you. If you would like me to do this, or if you were just after information about the Milton Keynes muscle group, please contact email me at d.moore-crouch@muscular-dystrophy.org

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