Tradies National Health Month
Aimed at Tradies this national health month promotes the health and well being of our tradesmen.
Thousands of tradies put their health at risk daily. Below is a list of injuries that the Australian Physiotherapy Association lists as frequently happening to our tradies.
- Ankle Sprain
- Calf tear
- Dislocated finger
- Groin strain
- Hamstring tear
- Knee cartilage injury
- Knee ligament injury
- Quadricep tear
- Shoulder dislocation
- Tennis elbow
- Wrist Sprain
Who would have thought that a tradie could be at risk of so many injuries? Some of them would put an AFL player out for a season. Yet the average tradie would get back to work the day after a dislocated shoulder was fixed.
Tradies are the backbone of our country. Without them nothing would get built, our electricity supply would go offline and our water supply would fail.
We need more trade apprenticeships to ensure the future maintenance of our critical resources. Our school leavers tend to sway towards city jobs or IT positions. Our schools could perhaps encourage more students to consider a trade position.
We can’t all be rocket scientists.