|The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue have created National Tradies’ Health Month in August to educate and engage tradespeople on the importance of full body health and safety.
‘The Australian Physiotherapy Association is passionate about keeping Australian tradies pain-free, moving well and living to their full potential. Steel Blue values the work that tradies do and want to improve their awareness and support in this area,’ said Cris Massis, Chief Executive Officer of APA.
‘Too many tradies are injured on site every day, 80 per cent of injured workers in Australia are tradies and labourers. We have been working closely with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to encourage a behaviour change amongst tradies, to make them more aware about the importance of health and safety, at work and home,’ said Ross Fitzgerald, General Manager of Steel Blue.
Throughout the month Steel Blue and the APA will promote full-body health and safety information for tradies. Tradies and trade companies will be encouraged to register and be involved in this important initiative.
Our message to tradies is: Don’t ignore the pain. Seeking help now can protect your future health, wellbeing and livelihood.
There is plenty of help available, but you need new tools. Find them at the Tradies National Health Month website: www.tradieshealth.com.au
For further information, please contact:
Australian Physiotherapy Association
P: (+61) 3 9092 0829 M (+61) 457 963 675