TRADIES: Do you stretch out after a day on the job?
TRADIES: Do you stretch out after a day on the job? Contributed

Why it's important to stretch out as a tradesman

WORKING as a tradesman is no easy task.

On a typical work day, in most trades-related industries, you'll find yourself lifting heavy equipment or maintaining straining positions when completing different tasks, all which can impact your posture.

Luckily, there are a couple of ways you can fix these issues, whether it be by getting professional help or taking care on your own.


It's common for any worker to not want to exercise after a long day at work.

But when it comes to the impact the construction industry can have on your body, especially for labourers, setting the time to stretch out your body after a shift can be considered valuable time spent.

There are a couple of ways you can get a stretch in, whether you google some stretching tips for quick relief, or if you want to do a complete yoga session to both stretch and strengthen your muscles.

There are many yoga videos online, but if you want some in-class motivation, one of the South Burnett's many gyms will offer a yoga class that you may want to visit.


If you feel your body might need some adjusting when it comes to your posture or general re-alignment, you might want to visit a chiropractor.

There are many chiropractors situated across the South Burnett region, all who can help you with tips on how to reduce discomfort in the future.


If you are having some issues where you or a doctor believes physiotherapy and physio-prescribed exercises will help, then making an appointment with a local physiotherapist could definitely help you get your body back on track.


If you are experiencing any severe issues or want some general health advice for preventing injury at work, it's important to visit your general practitioner for professional help.

Your doctor may also refer you to another health professional at a discounted rate.