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Physiotherapy study aims to improve upper limb mobility for stroke survivors

Losing the ability to use the arm and hand is a devastating outcome for many stroke survivors. Dr Hayward, a researcher in the Department of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, says up to 70 per cent of stroke survivors have problems using their arm and hand after stroke, making simple tasks like showering, typing an email or making a cup of coffee very difficult. 

Urging tradies to talk about mental health, stretching, and care

Just one in four tradies feel comfortable talking to co-workers about a mental health issue affecting their work — but one in two are happy chatting about their physical health woes, shows new research.

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.

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.

How to keep your employees healthy in 2019

According to Dave Hall, Chair of the APA Occupational Health, building movement into your working day can be a big step towards increased health and productivity.

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