After spending the past 15yrs off the bike, I have a lot of fitness to gain... I'll need to go from 0kms/week to 870kms/week in 4months... Why did I sign up for this??? It's for a really good cause!
Since graduating from the University of South Australia, I have spent most of my career working as a Continence & Women's Health Physiotherapist.
In recent years our profession has seen increasing numbers of women (& men) with persistent pelvic pain. This can be an isolating and debilitating condition that can severely impact a person’s quality of life. Activities as simple as sitting, going to the bathroom and even intimate relationships can be extremely painful.
These men and women deserve the very best of care to assist them to relieve their pain – often this will be from an informed, caring, multi-disciplinary team who apply the most current and highest quality evidence (pain science).
To get the best evidence, we need quality research. Quality research requires talented researchers and money.
This is what this ride is all about and why I've been inspired to put my body on the line (on the saddle) to help raise these much needed funds.
I'm hoping I can learn from all the experienced clinicians and researchers on this ride to become better equipped to treat these patients when they are referred to us.
On a personal level, the one last bit of life advice from my Dad, before he died, was to "get back on the bike" - so, after a few failed attempts, this ride is also for him.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!