Musculoskeletal Medicine


Musculoskeletal Medicine is a branch of medicine which specialises in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments).

Doctors who practice Musculoskeletal Medicine and have a Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine are extensively trained in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions affecting the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar), the shoulder, hip, pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs.

Problems diagnosed by Musculoskeletal Specialists include muscular and soft tissues injuries or disorders, bone disorders, joint injuries and arthritis of various kinds and simple or complex pain conditions that affect a person’s movement patterns. These conditions become more common as a person gets older, and can also occur as a result of injuries.

Treatment by Musculoskeletal Medicine doctors includes: providing information about the condition, pain management strategies, manual therapy, trigger point treatment, soft tissue and peripheral and spinal joint injections, pain implants (including spinal cord stimulation), advise on medication, advise regarding exercise and rehabilitation programmes and appropriate referrals, if required.

Musculoskeletal Medicine doctors work closely with your GP as well as health practitioners in other disciplines to ensure your medical needs are met effectively and safely. These include physiotherapists, psychologists, surgeons, pain physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation physicians and occupational physicians.

Common Pain Problems We Treat

  • Back & Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip & Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Arm and Leg Pain
  • Headaches