No matter what kind of tradie you are; a plumber, electrician, chippy, painter, builder, tiler; you are among the elite group that have the highest number of injuries, including musculoskeletal injuries and health and safety risks. With a lot of your professions, there is a lot of repetitive work and fine motor skills involved which can be exhausting to your body, leading to muscular fatigue and over compensation, this predisposes you to injury. Nearly a quarter of all roofers, labourers and plumbers experience back pain, muscle stress and strain from lifting equipment or slips, trips, and falls when handling materials. (Source: http://www.tradieshealth.com.au/).
Your musculoskeletal health as well as your mental health are crucial for you to be able to complete your daily jobs. At Moreland Osteopathy we can assist your Acute and Chronic injuries such as:
- Lumbar and cervical disc bulges and Sciatica
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Shoulder and neck injuries
- Low back, hip, knee and ankle injuries
At Moreland Osteopathy we will assess you thoroughly, treat your muscle and joint injury/s to assist you with a successful recovery. We will also educate you to engage your core and teach you proper lifting and handling techniques for the workplace.
Early intervention and treatment along with the promotion of preventative health and wellbeing, can prolong your working career and improve general wellbeing for any worker in the trade industry.