Poor musculoskeletal health, fall-related injury and physical inactivity are the leading causes of disease burden globally.
Approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide have musculoskeletal conditions. Low back pain, osteoarthritis, neck pain and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the major musculoskeletal disorders and are the leading contributors to disability worldwide.
This burden will increase in coming decades unless action is taken now.
Our goal is to discover new ways to prevent, manage and cure disabling musculoskeletal conditions and to promote physical activity. We aim to facilitate rapid translation of new knowledge, in order to improved care and better health outcomes.
We will achieve these objectives by partnering with clinicians, industry, consumers, government, and professional organisations, to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Our mission is to be the world leader in musculoskeletal and physical activity science, research, education and treatment.
Sydney Musculoskeletal Health builds upon the University of Sydney’s long history of impactful research in musculoskeletal health and physical activity. We work with Sydney Health Partners, as well as clinicians, researchers, consumers and policymakers, to facilitate rapid translation into local health districts and primary health networks.