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      Health Service Initiative  

      Musos' Health Service

    We provide a range of programs and services that aim to prevent illness, disease and injury, and to promote health and well being for musicians. Programs and services are designed in response to musicians' needs and include:

  • Doctors - Bulk billing service
  • Community health nursing
  • Health assessments and screening
  • Health education and information
  • Audiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Natural therapies
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Family planning
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Health promotion
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Speech pathology
  • In particular, there is a focus on raising awareness about health risks, specific to musicians and promoting discussion about these issues.

    Allied Health

  • Educational talks and workshops on a wide range of topics and issues including: hearing loss, tinnitus management, and ear protection.

  • Information and advice on injuries such as tendonitis, trigger finger/thumb, carpal tunnel syndrome caused by incorrect posture, non-ergonomic technique, overuse, stress and insufficient rest.

  • Drug & Alcohol

    Cautious with Cannabis

    On the last Wednesday of each month from 5.30 - 7.30pm, a 2 hour information and education Session run by trained facilitators for anyone about their cannabis use. Family and friends are welcome, The session includes up to date information on cannabis, its effects and the services available, and practical strategies to assist making changes. We aim for the sessions to be interactive and enjoyable.

    Harminise

    This is a monthly newsletter covering a wide range of drug and alcohol related information. To receive your free copy, contact the Project Officer.

    Natural Therapies

    Providing a range of therapies such as massage, homeopathy, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

      Exercise/Movement/Strength Programs

    Back Care

    Promoting a healthy back. A 2 hour workshop to learn about the health of your back, exercises aid strategies to prevent injury. Facilitated by physiotherapists.

    Fit Ball

    An exercise programs using Fit Balls, designed for people with chronic but stable lower back pain. The program runs weekly for 8 - 10 weeks during school term. Monday mornings from 10.00 - 11.00am. Conducted by physiotherapists.

    Hydrotherapy

    A weekly 'water-based' rehab program. Particularly beneficial for recovery from injury or joint surgery. Runs during school term on Wednesdays 2.45 - 4.00pm. Conducted by a physiotherapist.

    Men's Heath

    A range of evening sessions focussing on contemporary health and social issues impacting on men.

    Managing Depression

    An opportunity to learn coping strategies and techniques to assist in managing depression. Offered through group programs or seminars, facilitated by a psychologist.

    Stress Management & Relaxation:

    Aims to assist in developing a range of skills and strategies to identify and manage stress in our lives. includes a range of relaxation techniques, facilitated by a psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist.

    Advocacy

    Victorian Medicare Action Group

    The Victorian Medicare Action Group is a coalition of community groups, health providers and non-government organisations concerned with the future of Medicare. In particular, the declining rate of bulk billing for general practice is a concern. VMAG provides community education activities and policy development. Should you wish to become involved with the Group please contact Maureen Murray on, 94291855.

    Musos for Medicare

    This is a network of musicians who are interested in furthering the debate about the need for better public health services throughout the community. In particular the impact on musicians and the broader community on the declining rates of bulk billed GP services throughout the State is a key focus.

     

      Musos' Health Service  

     

    Membership

    You can show your support and interest in better public health services and the promotion of health and well-beig for musicians. Membership is free. Regular updates of activities and events can be provided by email.

    Fees

    A small fee is charged for health card holders using some government funded services. Bulk billing available for medical services and audiology (not including ear plugs).

    Applications

    Post your application to Maureen Murray at Yarra Health Services or email your details to mmurray@iechs.org.au.

    Links

  • Yarra Health Services
  • Eastern Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Audiological Society of Australia
  • Tinnitus Association of Victoria
  • VMAG Website
  • British Musicians Union
  • Hearing Education & Awareness for Rockers (HEAR)
  • Guide to the Alexander Technique

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    Where We Are

    Yarra Health Services

    Maureen Murray

    283 Church Street
    Richmond, VIC. 3121
    Australia

    Tel: 9429 1811

    Fax: 9425 9551


    Booroondara Community Health Centre

    378 Burwood Road
    Hawthorn, VIC. 3122
    Australia

    Tel: 9818 6703

    Fax: 9818 6714

     
     

     

    Last updated: 21 March 2015

     

     
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