Retford-based neurological physiotherapist Jo Pritchard has been running ‘Bold in Blue’ pilates classes this week as part of the national Multiple Sclerosis Trust campaign to help raise awareness of the condition which affects over 100,000 people in the UK.
The disease which affects the central nervous system can affect anyone at any age, though most cases are diagnosed when people are in their 20s and 30s.
There are many different symptoms related to MS which can present themselves at intervals to a greater or lesser degree, and for varying lengths of time.
Jo said: “People with MS are not easy to identify in everyday life, they don’t look ill and they are not confined to a wheelchair. If people can take on board a few simple facts about MS symptoms, then that increased understanding will hopefully allow people with MS to enjoy a better quality of life both generally and especially in public.”
More information about the ‘Bold in Blue’ awareness and fund-raising campaign can be found on the MS Trust website.
For more information about the Retford branch of the MS Society, call 01777 704687