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Research shows tradies are getting healthier, but blokey culture still exists

Seven out of 10 tradies consider themselves fit and try to eat healthily - challenging the pie eating, chocolate milk drinking stereotype - but a persistent blokey culture is leading to serious injury. The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s annual survey, released today to mark Tradies National Health Month, revealed some concerning attitudes amongst tradies and a disconnect between their attitudes to work and sport.   

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.

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.

Seven of the biggest back pain myths, according to a physiotherapist

Our knowledge of back pain has changed a lot in recent decades but unfortunately out-dated knowledge still abounds. With new research showing that a quarter of Americans suffer back pain, it's clear that many of us need quality knowledge about how to best care for our backs.

Bupa pays out more than $420M in joint replacement claims, yet physio could avert up to 70% of these costs

A new report released by Bupa shows health insurance claims for knee and hip replacement surgeries were the most expensive items it paid out for in 2018, totalling more than $420 million. The report says much of this is attributable to an ageing and increasingly overweight population. 

The best exercises to prevent and reduce ‘bingo wings’

As people age, it’s normal to lose muscle strength to hormone changes and lifestyle factors. Being less active causes the muscles to reduce in size and also makes areas like our arms a prime location for fat to accumulate.

Physiotherapy part of standard care for prostate cancer treatment

With World Continence Week commencing on June 17, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Continence Foundation in calling for increased awareness and support for the more than five million Australians aged over 15 who live with some form of incontinence.

Physio can help more than five million Australians who can’t laugh without leaking

With World Continence Week commencing on June 17, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Continence Foundation in calling for increased awareness and support for the more than five million Australians aged over 15 who live with some form of incontinence.

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