Murdoch students hands on at Blues ‘n’ Roots

March 30, 2012

Murdoch University students will be lending a hand when the West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots festival kicks off this Sunday in Fremantle.

Events and Sponsorships Coordinator Kelly-Anne Antonio said the festival provided an exciting opportunity for students to gain valuable hands on experience.

“Once again we are proud to be partnering with Sunset Events who share our way of thinking,” Ms Antonio said.

“We enjoy working with Sunset and coming up with creative ideas that demonstrate the sustainability values we share.”

On the day chiropractic students will be providing treatment to festival goers under the watchful eye of registered chiropractic clinicians between 11am and 5pm.

Murdoch Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, Dr Deb Nook, said the students would take a medical history from patients and conduct a physical examination.

“The students will offer appropriate treatments including chiropractic manipulations, mobilisations and massage, trigger point therapy and taping,” Dr Nook said.

“Nutritional advice, home stretches and exercise advice may also be provided.”

Murdoch media students will also be roaming the festival taking happy snaps of punters. Photographs can be downloaded after the festival from Discoverers.

To help plan a perfect festival experience Murdoch and Sunset Events have teamed up to bring all the excitement of Blues ‘n’ Roots to festival goers’ mobile phones. Visit to find out about the artists and their play times, see a festival map and get all the details on Murdoch’s activities.

Back by popular demand, Murdoch will again be handing out their 100% recyclable box seats for music lovers to kick back and enjoy the entertainment.  These clever little contraptions can be recycled in stations around the festival or taken home to use at other outdoor events.

Murdoch volunteers will be on hand to encourage people to donate their loose change to Strike a Chord to help seriously ill and disadvantaged children through the gift of music. Donations can be made where Murdoch festival lanyards are collected.

Over 15,000 are expected to attend the festival to see headline acts including John Fogerty, My Morning Jacket, The Specials, The Pogues and Crosby Stills & Nash.

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