Tradies National Health Month

0 August 10, 2017 by Lisa Walton

August is where we acknowledge and help our ‘industrial athletes’ in prevention of workplace related injuries.

Tradies make up a massive 30% of Australia’s workforce, and they also lead with their current rate of workplace injuries, being at 60%. This means that every 9 seconds, a tradie gets injured on site. nthm
National Tradies month is used to promote techniques and sources to help reduce the injury rate as much as possible. One of the best ways to reduce this, is to see your local physio to make sure that you are using the right techniques that support your body, so you can continue manual work for as long as possible.
For those who don’t have access to a physio, there are a few things you can do yourself that will prevent injuries.

  • Wearing the correct footwear will take pressure off your ankles, knees, hips and spine, without affecting your normal walking function
  • Strengthening your calf and ankle muscles reduces the possibility of rolling your ankle
  • Always make sure there is good lighting in your workplace so you don’t fall, trip or run into things
  • Remove all trip hazards
  • Balance exercises will strengthen your leg muscles
  • Stay hydrated! Lots of water before, during and after work. Dehydration can cause muscles cramps, headaches, dizziness and more
  • Stretching on site! Before, during and after work to keep the muscles warm

At Taigum Physiotherapy, our physios will give you a tailored treatment to suit your needs and your activities, to help your body perform the best it can. Call us today to book a

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consultation for yourself, or a tradie in need.

AUGUST SPECIAL OFFER

To show our support in this campaign, tradies who present as a NEW PATIENT will receive $10 off their initial consult, whilst returning tradies will receive $5 off their treatment. But hurry! Only in the month of August!

For more information, check out http://www.tradieshealth.com.au/