San Physiotherapist Karen Long talks about 'Tradies Health Awareness Month'
Tradies are 30% of Australia’s workforce but make up close to 60% of workers’ injury compensation claims and are three times more likely to be injured than other occupations.
For brickies, carpenters, electricians and plumbers, the most common injuries are muscle stress from lifting, carrying, and working overhead.
'Tradies Health Month' is to remind us that with safe manual handling advice, many injuries can be prevented, but that after injury, treatment to prevent reoccurrence, is available.
San Physiotherapist Karen Long discusses common injuries, the importance of safe handling practices, and treatment options.