August is Tradies National Health Month. Tradies throughout Australia have some of the highest injury rates of all workers, with higher than average time off work, and a high number of serious injury claims. Statistics show that 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradesperson, despite tradespeople only making up 30% of the work force. On average, 10 tradies are injured every day.
For this reason, Worksafe and the Australian Physiotherapy Association have put together ‘Tradies Health Month’, promoting tradies health throughout August every year. Along with this, Melbourne Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy are encouraging all tradies, their families, employers and the wider community to look after themselves and improve their health. This includes being aware of the importance of taking care of yourself, and addressing your health concerns. If you are suffering from an injury, don’t put off getting treated.
Common injuries tradespeople experience include back pain, neck pain, muscular strains and overuse injuries. However did you know that physiotherapists can also assist in preventing injury? At MSSP, our mobile physiotherapists make injury management easy, by coming to your home or workplace, making looking after yourself as convenient as possible. Don’t put with it any longer, see a physio and take control of your health.