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Musculoskeletal Australia

Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) is a consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other conditions. As a charity MSK represents over 7 million Australian living with musculoskeletal conditions.

The work MSK does is actively supported by people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, as well as our members, volunteers, health professionals, peer support groups, corporate and research partners.

They work collaboratively with these diverse groups of people to deliver evidence-based research, education, information, advocacy, policy and support services.

Vision and mission

MSK's mission is to ensure the quality of life of people who have, or are at risk of developing musculoskeletal conditions is improved.

How Musculoskeletal Australia can help

MSK supports people for better musculoskeletal health.

They can help you:

  • with information on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, and commonly prescribed treatments
  • speak to a trained nurse about your experience
  • find your way through the complex health, disability and social services systems
  • find community resources in your area.

Information / help lines

  • Call MSK help line 1800 263 265 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST for support.

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Last reviewed: June 2022

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Osteoporosis — Treatment, Symptoms, & Bone Health | MSK Australia

Do you have Osteoporosis? Find out more about your musculoskeletal condition, how you can manage, and where to find support. Contact us today on 1800 263 265

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Gloves and DIY hand sanitisers - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

There’s a lot of information and misinformation about wearing gloves and making hand sanitiser for protection against COVID-19. We provide you with the facts so you can make an informed decision,

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The Importance of Calcium & Vitamin D for Bone Health | MSK Australia

Calcium & vitamin D are essential for strong bones, muscles & overall health. Find out more about them and how MSK can help you, within this page.

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Powers of Attorney - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf in legal, financial, medical and lifestyle matters.

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Teamwork and managing pain - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

When you live with pain you can sometimes feel overwhelmed or alone. But there’s a lot of help available to get you through these periods. Find out more.

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Distraction - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Our mind has trouble focusing on more than one thing at a time, so distraction techniques are a simple way you can manage your pain temporarily. Find out more.

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Progressive muscle relaxation - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

When you’re in pain, often your muscles become tense & sore, adding to your overall pain. Progressive muscle relaxation helps you ease this muscle tension.

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Emotions - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

It’s natural to feel a range of emotions when you have a musculoskeletal condition and pain. It’s important to acknowledge these feelings. MSK can help.

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Translations | Musculoskeletal Conditions

Access and download translated information on osteoarthritis, diet and exercise, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

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Back Pain — Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment | MSK Australia

Do you have back pain? Find out about the different causes, how you can manage your musculoskeletal condition, and where to find support. Call us: 1800 263 265

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