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
Doctors - Bulk billing service
Community health nursing
Health assessments and screening
Health education and information
Drug and alcohol counselling
In particular, there is a focus on raising awareness about health risks, specific to musicians and promoting discussion about these issues.
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.
This is a monthly newsletter covering a wide range of drug and alcohol related information. To receive your free copy, contact the Project Officer.
Providing a range of therapies such as massage, homeopathy, acupuncture and
traditional Chinese medicine.
Promoting a healthy back. A 2 hour workshop to learn about the health
of your back, exercises aid strategies to prevent injury. Facilitated by
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.
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.
A range of evening sessions focussing on contemporary health and social
issues impacting on men.
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.
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.