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MOVE Launch 2016

Wednesday 15 June 2016 marked the beginning of an exciting new era to improve musculoskeletal health for all Australians with the launch of MOVE muscle, bone & joint health at the MCG. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback from everyone that attended. 

Here’s a snapshot of the event!

“Clearly we need organisations like MOVE. We need to get people to get behind MOVE to send a message about what we can do to help prevent muscle, bone and joint disease. And that is that these conditions can be prevented, you can prevent them from happening and you can prevent them from deteriorating.” 

- Dr Linda Swan, Chief Medical Officer, Medibank

Our Young MOVE Ambassadors | Pictured Above

Lawrence Thomas from Melbourne Victory with MOVE Ambassador Sam Squires
Kate Leeming Author and Adventurer with MOVE Ambassador Nicky Yeomans
Lucas Walker Basketballer for the Adelaide 36ers with MOVE Ambassador Thalia Salt and sisters Maya and Indigo

“I couldn’t walk down stairs, I’d have to walk sideways because any time my knee cap would go over my toe my leg would just give way!”
- Brian Lake 3 times Hawthorn premiership player

“At age 24 being a goal keeper, I hope to continue to the age of 40 and it’s incredibly important to think about your health.”
- Lawrence Thomas Premiership winning goal keeper for Melbourne Victory

“I’m really happy to support MOVE muscle bone and joint health and I think it’s a great initiative!”
- Regan Lamble two time Olympic 20 km walker

Our Sports People | Pictured Above

Lucas Walker, Basketballer for Adelaide 36ers
Peter 'Crackers' Keenan with Kate Leeming author and adventurer
Peter 'Crackers' Keenan with Regan Lamble - Olympic Race Walker heading off to Rio
Brian Lake, former AFL player for hawthorn

Muscle, bone and joint health is absolutely critical to mobility and independence and this is how we connect with our communities. MOVE provides the background and framework for educators, researchers, patients, policy makers and doctors to come together to create a much better way of managing this condition.” 

– Professor Peter Choong, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Board Director for MOVE muscle, bone & joint health.

Our Board and Our Team | Pictured Above

Stephanie Powell leader of the Young Adults with Arthritis + Facebook group, MOVE Ambassador Nicky Yeomans and Board Director Bernadette Denis
Dr Vanessa Rice from Exercise and Sports Science Australia with MOVE Research & Knowledge Manager Ornella Clavisi
MOVE Board Directors Prof Peter Choong, Christine Cussens, Dipak Sanghvi, President Duncan Langdon and CEO Linda Martin

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