Keeping our tradies healthy.

Tradies National Health Month

National health month is here again and we want to take a moment to remind all those hard-working men out there about the importance of looking after themselves. If you’re feeling stressed, tired or rundown, it’s important to see your doctor because these symptoms can be signs of something more serious.

Like any professional sport player who relies on their body to play, a Tradie relies on their body to work. A tradies body is their primary work tool and should be looked after just as much as they may look after their power tools or utes!

The most common area for injuries for tradies occur in the back, shoulder, knees and ankles.

Check out some tips on how tradies can out themselves first and look after themselves;

  • Take regular breaks from physical activity, get plenty of sleep at night.
  • Pace your workload throughout the day, drink lots of fluids throughout the day.
  • Communicate well with your workmates.
  • Assess the environment for hazards or risks prior to working, discuss concerns or say no if you are feeling uneasy about a situation, environment, or task.
  • Using good posture and technique when lifting or moving objects, have a wide base of support and keep the load close to your body.
  • Be flexible and strong with adequate cardiovascular fitness as you are fit to do your job.
  • Seek advice from your physiotherapist if you are experiencing any persistent aches or pains before it gets bad enough to stop you from continuing work.

These simple steps will help you maintain optimal health this National Health Month as well as every other time!

A physiotherapist can help you prevent or manage injuries. They can help you with your fitness, flexibility and strength so you are working optimally and importantly, get home every afternoon safe, well and ready for the next day’s work.

 

The Team from
Symmetry Physiotherapy