WorkWise – Your Musculoskeletal Health and Work

MSK knows 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 and published in 2021 indicated that, for 66% of survey respondents, their ability to work had been impacted by their condition. 33% of people stated that they had to stop work completely as a result of their condition/s.   

With the assistance of the MSK Consumer Advisory Committee, MSK has created the ‘WorkWise’ booklet for workers who live with musculoskeletal conditions. The booklet 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. The ‘WorkWise’ initiative 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 the ‘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 would like to discuss any of the information contained in the booklet, please call our MSK Help Line 1800 263 265 or email via

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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