Every day 10 tradies are badly injured at work. That is 3650 tradies a year on workers compensation. Nearly a quarter of all roofers, labourers and plumbers experience back pain, muscle stress and strain from lifting equipment or slips, trips, and falls when handling materials.
Physiotherapists play a critical role in providing early healthcare intervention support–through diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease and disability through physical means. Working in partnership with their patients, physiotherapists can help recovery from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility, and also prevent further injury.
Physiotherapists are experts in human movement. They understand how your muscles, bones, joints and ligaments work and how injuries happen.
Early intervention and treatment through physiotherapy and the promotion of preventative health and wellbeing can prolong working careers and improve general wellbeing for any worker in the trade industry.
Sometimes called wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. When the smooth cushion between bones (cartilage) breaks down, joints can get painful, swollen and hard to move.
Most people experience headaches at some point in their lives. For some people, it is a brief, rare occasion. For others, it can be quite frequent, severely impacting their day-to-day life.