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.
The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car!
In this four-part series, we will be looking to debunk any myths/misconceptions and provide a holistic representation of what a physiotherapist and what a chiropractor provides as a service to patients.