[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/EkOsaZuMPqI”][vc_column_text]Tradies National Health Month!
August each year is Tradies National Health month – an opportunity for the community to recognise the risks involved in being a tradesman or labourer. Many tradies and labourers work long hours every day in a job that is not only physically taxing, but often repetitive in nature, which increases the risk of fatigue, acute injury, repetitive strain and chronic over-use injuries.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1885″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The trade industry accounts for less than a third of Australia’s workforce, yet alarmingly according to Safe Work Australia, it accounts for 58% of serious claims for worker’s compensation. The impact of needing time off work due to injury can be significant in terms of financial stress and mental health issues, as it may be related to a loss of identity and role as breadwinner in the family. Currently, the majority of tradies and labourers are men, who are generally thought to be less pro-active in seeking health related advice and treatment compared to women.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1886″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Don’t ignore the niggles!
It is not uncommon for tradies to ignore those niggles and aches, pushing through the pain thinking it will just go away. Unfortunately, the longer you leave it, the harder it can be to solve the problem down the track. Instead of waiting until it’s too late, seek professional advice and treatment from your doctor and your physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can assess and diagnose your injury. They can provide treatment to relieve your pain and guide you through a rehabilitation program that will help to prevent the injury from worsening or recurring.
Are you an employer of tradesmen and/or labourers? Physiotherapists can help you to be pro-active in reducing the risk of injury in your workplace.
For more information check out www.tradieshealth.com.au[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1888″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]