Tatiara tradies stretch for health

Close to 40 Tatiara tradies gathered at Apex park this morning for a free healthy breakfast and stretching session.

The event was organised by Good Country Physiotherapy as part of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Tradies Health Month campaign to improve health awareness among tradies across the country. 

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.

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. 

It was a perfect morning weather wise as tradies gathered in their Hi-Vis to start their day off with a stretching session.

Tradies began the session with a quick walk to get moving followed by a series of stretches which were led by Rowee Clark, a physiotherapist working at Good Country Physiotherapy.

Once the stretching session was complete, Tatiara tradies helped themselves to a healthy breakfast before heading off to work for the day.

Blue Lake Milling provided the muesli, the Bordertown Fruit Market had platters of fresh fruit and the Black Pear served the all important morning coffee and tea.

The Tatiara District Council also generously supported the event.

This was the first time that an event had been held in the Limestone Coast as part of National Tradies Health Month.