Tradies National Health Month


August is Tradies National Health Month – an awareness initiative that focuses on the importance of tradies health. It was established by the APA because physiotherapists are uniquely placed to prevent and treat musculoskeletal concerns throughout a worker’s lifespan. With tradies making up 30 per cent of the workforce, it’s in all our interest to help them stay healthy.

Tradies experience serious workplace safety incidents that keep them away from work at higher rates than other occupations. Construction is one of the top industries in workplace injury rates.

This year’s theme focuses on the top reasons physiotherapists can help tradies to boost longevity so they work until they are ready to retire.

Six top reasons physios can help tradies:

  1. Work safe and smart for a long, healthy career
  2. Act early when it comes to low back pain
  3. Fit for work does not mean fit for life
  4. Bodies change as you age, so should the way you work
  5. Drive for longevity by setting up your vehicle right
  6. Longer sleeps make for a longer career

Throughout the month we will be promoting these top reasons and driving tradies to our consumer website,, to encourage them to Find A Physio near them. We are also running a competition during the month of August for any tradies who do a Find A Physio search to go into the draw to win a pair of Steel Blue boots.

Steel Blue boots guides

Share the following guides with your tradie patients – approved by our Occupational Health National Group.

Share the toolkit

Join us in supporting the health and longevity of our Australian tradies by sharing digital assets below that are easy for you to share across your own channels.

We've also created toolkit guide that includes some key messaging to go alongside the below images.

Remember to share with a link to 

Choose physio for long and healthy life on the job

Tradies National Health Month