In Australia, one in three (6.9 million) people have a musculoskeletal condition, which is estimated to cost our country around $55 billion per year. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers carry out pioneering research to maintain musculoskeletal health and find solutions to prevent and treat the pain and disability associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
We work collaboratively with clinicians, researchers, consumers and policymakers to facilitate rapid translation of new knowledge into improved care and better health outcomes.
We have a dedicated group of multidisciplinary researchers conducting musculoskeletal health research throughout our schools, centres and facilities.
Our mission is to translate our research findings into clinical practice, to prevent injury and disability and cure debilitating chronic pain. Many of our researchers have been awarded competitive national and international grants to fund their innovative research.
Our most recent grant recipients are conducting multi-site, cross-disciplinary projects to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and debilitating neuromuscular disorders in Australian communities.
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Our research in this theme involves investigation in human diseases of the musculoskeletal system including:
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Musculoskeletal health research in the Sydney School of Public Health is conducted through the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health. They focus on research that delivers a real-world impact with the direct involvement of the public.
Their research is divided into three streams:
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