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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

  • Jul 30 2019

I've had a few 'accidents' lately. Do I have to wear adult nappies?

It can be quite embarrassing for men who end up wetting themselves - they tend to start wearing dark coloured pants and limiting their movements in public to places like shops or restaurants, becoming recluses in fear of public incontinence.

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.

Erectile dysfunction could be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease

There is plenty of evidence linking erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

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.

For Australian men, hard health = heart health

Men’s bedroom issues may be a worrying prelude to more serious health issues down the line, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has warned Australian men in the lead up to Men’s Health Week, June 10 – 16.

For Australian men, hard health = heart health

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for later, more serious health issues. This is the message the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is sending to all Australian men in the lead up to Men’s Health Week, June 10 – 16.

Effective intervention starts with assessment

Incontinence of urine or faeces can affecr both men and women of all ages, however the incidence rises significantly among the elderly. This does not mean that it should be considered a natural and expected part of ageing—loss of bladder or bowel control is not normal. 

Research shows tradies take better care of their tools than their health

Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies despite having one of the highest injury rates of any occupation according to research by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) released today to mark the launch of Tradies National Health Month.

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