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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.

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2020

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Pets the purr-fect antidote to whatever ails you | MSK Health Blog

Read our blog post about the therapeutic value of owning pets and why interacting with animals is great for our health and happiness.

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Osteoarthritis — Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment | MSK Australia

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

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Masks and COVID-19 - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

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

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Five reason to see your doctor about your pain - MSK

It’s not easy dealing with persistent pain & sometimes you need a bit of extra help and support. Find out where you can get that support & how MSK can help.

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Acceptance - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

An important step to managing persistent pain is accepting you have it, and knowing how it affects you. Then you can find practical ways to deal with it.

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Sleep and persistent pain - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Persistent pain can sometimes get in the way of a good night’s sleep. Read our sleep tips to find out how you can get some quality sleep despite your pain.

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Flares - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

It can be frustrating & painful when your condition flares. Having a flare plan can help you manage when it happens. Find out more & how MSK can help.

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Hydration - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

More than half of your body is made up of water, so it’s important that you get enough fluids every day to replace the water you lose through normal bodily functions. Water is lost constantly through sweat, urine, faeces and even through your breath.

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Managing Your Pain — An A-Z Guide | Musculoskeletal Australia

Learn how you can manage your musculoskeletal pain using our A-Z guide. It’s full of practical tips, ideas and helpful strategies for you and your family.

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Stress and pain management - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Stress is a part of life, but constant stress can affect your health & can make your pain worse. Find out how to manage stress effectively.

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