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Tradies National Health Month (TNHM)

Tradies National Health Month aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations—among individuals, their families, employers and the wider community.

While we’ve seen improvements, Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on families, businesses, communities, the health system and the economy. This impact will grow if we don’t take steps to change behaviour.

Anyone can get behind Tradies National Health Month. The APA is urging employers and unions of trade occupations to prioritise their employees’ health now and into the future. Everyone can spread the message—whether it’s your dad or mum, your partner, your employee, your patient or your mate, we all know a tradie and want them to place importance on their wellbeing.

Tradies’ health must be everyone’s priority—we’re giving all employers, physiotherapists, families and tradies the chance to be involved.

Social media is a great way to spread the message. Use the hashtags #tradieshealth #stoptoolingaround and #choosephysio to get involved!

Physiotherapy has more than just tradies’ backs

Tradies need to make their health the most important part of their toolkit. Preventive treatment to reduce the risk of injury is just as important as seeking help when things do go wrong. This is where physiotherapy comes in.

From musculoskeletal support, physiotherapists extend their care to chronic health impacts, like heart disease and diabetes, and the lesser-known pelvic floor issues men face. Physiotherapists are experts in helping to reduce the alarmingly common health and safety issues associated with working in labour intensive industries, preventing injury and also getting people back to work quickly.

With over 24 000 physiotherapist members, the APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. physiotherapy.asn.au

Thanks to our partners for their support

Principal partner

Steel Blue is Australia’s leading supplier of superior industrial footwear, men’s work boots and women’s steel cap boots, produced in Australia and specifically created for a vast array of trades, workplaces and lifestyles. It is the only safety boot officially endorsed by the APA as a result of its Tri-Sole Comfort Technology that reduces foot fatigue and help protect against stress-related injury to the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.

Jackie Richmond, Chief Marketing Manager says “We consider it a real privilege to be the only safety boot on the market endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and see this partnership as a really important platform for connecting with our core market and encouraging them to consider their health. Our in house research and development teams are continually exploring ways to enhance the comfort of our foot wear through reducing shock forces to the feet, knees, hips and lower back. We understand the importance of great fit which is supported by our 30 day money back comfort guarantee.”


Launch and breakfast partner

RSEA is the largest independent safety business in Australia and offers an extensive range of quality Australian and globally recognised safety brands that meets the needs of Australian businesses. Their product range and service commitment to their clients is unparalleled. In addition to their 34 retail superstores, RSEA also offers online and on-site services and their team of Safety Specialists can assist you in identifying the right safety products for your needs.


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