This August marks the APA’s ninth Tradies National Health Month, an awareness initiative that shines light on the importance of tradies health.
Based on research^, we know that 60% of tradies often have aches and pains as a result of their job, and that two-thirds of tradies agreed that they would be more inclined to stretch or warm-up before starting work if their employer prioritised it. These are things that physiotherapy can help with – from expert advice for tradies; to on-site visits to employers of tradies to share warm-ups and worksite risk assessments.
So this August, take the time to think about tradies health and use these tips and resources to help spread the word.
1Tradies Health Survey 2019 – prepared by Empirica Research for the Australian Physiotherapy Association