The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) is a collaborative institute that brings together researchers and clinicians from the University of Melbourne, Victoria University and Western Health, to research on disorders of bone, muscle and joints. Reflective of our goals of improving health and wellbeing of the public, AIMSS advocates disease prevention and evidence-based interventions, which are informed by our research.
One of the core strengths behind AIMSS’s ability to undertake high quality research and foster collaborations between researchers, clinicians and the wider general community is our state of the art facilities. At AIMSS, we have access to a number of critical facilities including a bone density unit for diagnostics and bone health assessments, metabolic gym to support research on exercise and exercise interventions as well as traditional laboratory spaces at the Western Centre for Health Research and Education. Information technology is heavily utilized at AIMSS for human motion capture and analysis and musculoskeletal modelling for the purposes of supporting clinical and rehabilitative interventions as well as enhancing our understanding of various neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
AIMSS is a leader in basic, translational and clinical research as evidenced by our strengths and abilities. Our integration into the Western Centre for Health and Research and Education has also provided AIMSS with consultation facilities where we work closely with Western Health and our sponsoring universities to conduct clinical trials.