Australia's hundreds of thousands of tradies may enjoy the outdoors, but it comes at a price with one in five of all serious workplace injuries involving a tradie.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) have created Tradies National Health Month to help provide valuable information for tradies on the importance of full body health and safety.

Tradies have among the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and other health and safety risks of any profession evident in the Stop Trading Your Health Away report from 2014. 
The APA felt there was no dedicated support centre for tradies, therefore creating a month that focuses on tradie full-body health and safety to improve their awareness and well-being. 

Throughout August, the APA will promote health and safety tips and encourage tradies and trade companies to register to be a part of the Tradies National Health Month by holding Tradies Health events in their local jurisdiction. 

Be part of the movement and follow the hashtags on twitter #tradieshealth #dontignorethepain #tradietips

Visit the Tradies YouTube Channel for more video content or the Tradies Health website for more information  

Tools, flyers and fact sheets

Media toolkit:

Need some media tips? Download the physio PR bible

Not sure how to write a press release? Use our template as a guide

Get your press release ready for media! Download the checklist

Want to spread the Tradies Health message? 

Download the flyer

Download more than 16 fact sheets from the Tradies Health website


Shane Jacobson is the new 'chippy' on the block

Funny man Shane Jacobson from Kenny and his lovely 'wife' Andrea Moss from The Real Housewives of Melbourne show their support for Tradies National Health Month.

Kyal and Kara love Tradies National Health Month

Block favourites Kara Demmrich APAM, a physiotherapist, and her husband Kyal Demmrich, a carpenter, are excited about Tradies National Health 
Month and will be supporting the campaign throughout 2015. 

Dave Hughes for Tradies National Health Month 2014


Tradies Health site visits

Throughout August, APA physios will visit work sites to speak to tradies about their body stress and what they can do to move
well and stay well.

Register your work site here.

Do you live with body aches and pains?

Speak to an APA Physiotherapist, click here to find one in your area.