Musculoskeletal Health

Musculoskeletal conditions cause Bone and Muscle Pain. Our doctors see many musculoskeletal conditions. These include:

  • Age or degenerative related bone issues
  • Trauma-related bone issues

There are other triggers for discomfort or pain related to your joints, muscles, and limbs for many answers and information we recommend visiting our practice.

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions

It is estimated that 30% of the Australian population suffer from some form of pain related to musculoskeletal conditions.

The most common causes of musculoskeletal pain are either

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain begins to impact the patients from the 15-20-year-olds with the incidence increasing with age. Back pain affects over 15% of the population.

Causes of Back Pain

Back pain and back problems can be attributed to numerous factors including

  • age-related degeneration
  • muscle strain
  • displacement of an intervertebral disc
  • other underlying illness or injury

Back Pain Risk Factors

Risk factors include issues with posture and injuries, as well as other diseases such as

  • osteoarthritis,
  • disc disease,
  • osteoporosis, and
  • some genetic conditions.

Other factors that may increase the risk of developing back problems include age, physical fitness, smoking, overweight or obesity, and the type of work a person does.

Back Pain Treatments

Treatment of back pain will vary according to the diagnosed cause and can involve various service providers. Common treatments for back pain management can include:

  • medication use,
  • rehabilitation
  • allied health services, and
  • spinal surgery.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists are professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise to help patients get fitter for all-around good health to treat patients with chronic medical condition and injuries through exercise.

They have a higher level of training than a general personal trainer at a gym.

Exercise physiologists can support clients with conditions such as

  • obesity,
  • arthritis,
  • diabetes,
  • cancer,
  • osteoporosis,
  • depression,
  • asthma and
  • cardiovascular diseases and more.

You might see our exercise physiologist if you:

  • Have persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • Need to improve your heart health
  • Require support to rehabilitate following a cardiac event
  • Get support to control your diabetes
  • Want to prevent prediabetes from progressing to full diabetes
  • Want to improve your recovery following cancer treatment
  • Want to improve your general health and wellbeing

A specific exercise routine will be prescribed for either fitness or rehabilitation.

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) vs Personal Trainer


  • Four-year University Degree qualified and accredited with the national regulatory body
  • Allied Health Provider with Medicare provide eligibility
  • Specialised in exercise therapy and lifestyle interventions for people at risk of developing, or with existing chronic medical conditions or injuries

Personal Trainer

  • The Personal Fitness Trainer Qualification, certificate 4, can be completed in 6 weeks or less
  • Qualified and insured to develop and deliver fitness programs to low-risk people/healthy populations