The Sports Injury Clinic (TSIC), together with the Australian Physiotherapy Association, are proud to support National Tradies Health Month this August. We hope to raise awareness of the importance of full body health, proactive injury prevention and mental health support for tradies, their families and their communities.
According to Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter, while tradies make up 30 per cent of Australia’s workforce, they represent 58 per cent of serious claims for workers’ compensation. Additionally, the most common cause of injury (18 per cent) involves muscular stress while lifting, carrying or putting down objects, and the most common type of serious injury claims (44 per cent) involve traumatic joint injuries (Safe Work Australia National Data Set). That’s why we need to raise awareness in the trade industry, so tradie health becomes a priority and we can work to prevent injury before it occurs. Here are some key services TSIC provides to support our local tradies and their network:
• Preventing back pain
• Preventing ankle sprains
• Preventing knee injuries
• Preventing neck pain
• Protecting and improving hearing
• Assessing diet, lifestyle and overall well-being
• Treatment of injury
• Overcoming barriers of returning to work
If you or someone you know is a tradie, TSIC are here to support you. We are continuing to book in-clinic physio appointments as normal, following strict hygiene measures. Additionally, we are offering online video consultations through our Telehealth system. Contact us today to find out more or to book an appointment.
THE SPORTS INJURY CLINIC
A: 365-367 Nepean Highway, Frankston
T: 9783 9990