The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) is a collaborative institute for research into disorders of bone, muscle and joint; and the promotion of disease prevention and evidence-based interventions including exercise and nutrition.
AIMSS is a partnership between researchers and clinicians from Western Health, Victoria University and The University of Melbourne.
Musculoskeletal conditions are extremely common, exert a substantial influence on health and quality of life, and inflict an enormous burden on health systems which increases as populations age and life expectancy rises.
AIMSS has a particular interest in ageing-related conditions such as Osteoporosis, arthritis and sarcopenia as well as other conditions such as muscular dystrophy.
AIMSS is founded on research excellence in bone and muscle to address chronic disease such as osteoporosis, arthritis and sarcopenia. Our expertise spans basic and translational research, clinical trials and population health.
We are committed to building our current strengths and providing opportunities to expand current projects into larger programs of research.