WorkWise: Working with a musculoskeletal condition


We know how challenging it can be to manage your musculoskeletal condition/s and to work.

Our ‘Making the invisible visible’ report based on a national consumer survey published in 2021 indicated that 66% of survey respondents’ ability to work had been impacted by their condition. And 33% stated that they had to stop work entirely due to their condition/s.

With the assistance of our Consumer Advisory Committee, we created WorkWise for workers who live with musculoskeletal conditions. It provides information to help you manage your symptoms at work, as well as tips, strategies, and resources to help you continue to work, change jobs, understand your rights and more.

WorkWise was made possible through a generous grant from The Iorine Estelle Demmer and Hugh Eardley Demmer Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees.

A more interactive version of WorkWise information (i.e. more of an ‘online tool’) is currently in development and, when finalised, will enable a more tailored and individualised presentation of the information.

If you’d like to discuss any of the information contained in the booklet, please contact our MSK Help Line 1800 263 265 or email via helpline@msk.org.au

Click here to download a copy of the booklet in .pdf format.





Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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