Tradies National Health Month, which runs throughout August, places a firm focus on the health of Australia’s tradies.
Gymea and Loftus Libraries both have a great range of resources on health, fitness, stretching, exercise, Pilates and more so come, take advantage of these great resources, and take care of your health!
What is Tradies National Health Month all about? Have a read of the information from their website below or visit it yourself to find out more and how you can get involved:
Time off work due to poor health, injury or illness has a significant impact on families, businesses, communities, the health system and the economy—and this impact will grow if we don’t take steps to change behaviour. The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling on all tradies, their employers and families to get behind Tradies National Health Month this August and spread the message from the top of our buildings to the bottoms of our drains and pipes: Tradies, make your health the most important part of your toolkit!
When we think of tradies health concerns, we most commonly assume them to be musculoskeletal, such as back pain and tendon/muscle injuries. While these conditions make up the majority of tradies seeking treatment, physios also treat and manage a whole range of health conditions, from sports injuries through to chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes as well as stroke recovery, exercise prescription and the less talked about pelvic floor issues that many men face.
Physically demanding trade jobs can exacerbate all these conditions, but physio treatment can help, either through a prescribed preventive management exercise program tailored to individual needs, or as post-injury rehabilitation treatment. So don’t be a tool, see a physio to help you stay healthy and active.
Check out the display at Gymea library.