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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.

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.

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