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They Dove! They Swam! They got Massage!

And They raised $11,977.85 for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Up to 90 swimmers, which included 7 teams, raised $11,977.85 and swam 467kms in 24 hours for 25,600 people living with MS at the 2019 Casey MS 24 Hour Mega Swim at Casey RACE on the weekend of July 13-14.

One team swam over 100km; one individual raised over $1,100 – a fantastic effort by all involved.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis or scars that occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

MS affects over 25,600 in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can also affect younger and older people. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men.

MS 24hr Megaswim

Physioworks Health Group Massage Therapist Karyn Wheeler and Myotherapist Ashley Law were pool side on Sunday morning at the Casey 24 Hour Mega Swim to give all the participating swimmers a well-earned massage post event to relieve aching arm and leg muscles.

“Physioworks Health Group were delighted to be involved in such a great community event in support of such a wonderful cause. Our pool side Massage services at the MS Mega Swim were very popular for the very weary swimmers. But providing some Massage and muscle relief was easy for us compared to the amazing efforts put in by the participants over 24 hours” said Karyn.

MS 24hr Megaswim