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The tradie injury report

There's no denying that tradies are tough - but along with hard yakka comes a high risk of injury, which is why tradies are being urged to be more health-aware this August during Tradies Health Month.

Tradies still value tools more than health, but attitudes are changing

A national survey shows for the second consecutive year that tradies are more likely to take better care of their tools than their physical or mental health.

Being a tradie can be a health hazard

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is warning of a burgeoning tradie health crisis, revealing that tradies account for 60 per cent of all injury and musculoskeletal problems across all workers and 39 per cent of all medical conditions.

Tradies make health the most important part of tool kit

Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on families, businesses and communities

Have a physically demanding job? Look after your body as you get older

If you work in a physically demanding job, your body is the tool you rely on to support yourself and your family. What happens when it stops working?

Take care: Health warning to tradies

August is is Tradies National Health Month, which aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations as well as educate tradies in the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Should AINs Be Providing Therapeutic Massage To Frail Injured Residents?

Vanessa Jessup is the chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s gerontology physiotherapy group, and is an advocate for achieving the best health outcomes for aged care residents.

Physiotherapy should be part of standard care for prostate cancer

Physiotherapy should be part of standard care for prostate cancer, which affects one in seven Australian men, according to APA physiotherapist Jason Crow.

Lack of protection for the title 'physio' leaves patients at risk

Patients’ health and wellbeing is being put at risk by the federal government’s refusal to enact protection of the word ‘physio’, which can be – and frequently is – used by non-physiotherapist practitioners.

Fake 'physios' can still dodge AHPRA crackdown

While AHPRA's crackdown on the misleading use of health practitioners' "protected titles" by untrained or inappropriately trained individuals has been widely lauded, it seems one speciality has slipped through the net. 

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