August is Tradies Month – Don’t Let Your Health Go on Smoko

Tradies Month

Its August and its Tradies Month at Healthy Mates & Mallee Physio.

Bendigo tradies need to look after the most valuable part of their toolkit – their health!

The Australian Physiotherapy Association announces Tradies National Health Month for August 2019.

This August during Tradies National Health Month our physiotherapists are calling on tradies to take care of their most valuable asset – their health. It comes as Aussie tradies continue to have some of the poorest health and injury outcomes compared to other workers.

According to the latest Safe Work Australia statistics*, our tradies make up less than one third (30 per cent) of the Australian workforce yet account for almost three in five (58 per cent) serious workplace injuries.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) campaign aims to engage and empower tradies to maintain their health and wellbeing, and seek preventive treatment before small ‘niggles’ become more serious chronic injuries.

Most tradies assume a few aches and pains are part and parcel of their demanding physical work, but few seek regular preventive health checks which can significantly reduce common musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle/tendon injuries, knee, shoulder and back pain.

APA physiotherapist Jake Pallpratt says it is important to remind tradies that their health and safety is a priority and that their bodies are their most important tool.

“This Tradies National Health Month, we’re reminding tradies to look after all aspects of their health and wellbeing,” Jake said. “We want tradies, their families and employers to be proactive about managing and preventing a range of common injuries and health conditions. Physically demanding trade jobs can exacerbate conditions like heart disease and diabetes, but with the strong evidence-based treatments that physiotherapists employ, tradies can maintain their health and continue doing what they do best.”

Tradies Month

Tradies Month at Healthy Mates

To celebrate Tradies Month when you attend an appointment or session at Healthy Mates Bendigo or Mallee Physio Swan Hill, drop off your trade business card in the bowl on the desk and go in the draw to WIN a 10 Pass Hydrotherapy & Recovery Pass Card, one winner drawn each week during Tradie’s Month (August 2019).

If you see a physio in KERANG drop your Trade Business Card in the bowl to go in the draw to win a FREE Physio Consult at the end of August!

* Safe Work Australia 2015-16 National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics

For more information about how physiotherapy can help keep tradies in top condition visit www.choose.physio/fortradies or contact: Mallee Physio 5032 5888 or Healthy Mates 5441 8333.