This coming Sunday morning our guest experts are Rob Anderson the CEO of Musculoskeletal Australia - MSK and A/Prof Christian Barton from Latrobe University - a physio and researcher focussing on knee OA/injury and pain management.
According to the World Health Organisation, Musculoskeletal conditions are the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are not just conditions of older age - they are relevant across the life-course.
'Musculoskeletal' relates to the bones, muscles, joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bursae in your body.
Common conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system are back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and gout.
Musculoskeletal Australia is a consumer organisation working with and advocating on behalf of people with back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, juvenile arthritis and more than 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.
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