It's common knowledge that physiotherapy benefits the body post injuries, but it also has a calming effect on the mind, enhancing the healing process.
The vast majority of people are unaware of the ways in which physiotherapy helps patients with mental and emotional troubles. Some benefits that physiotherapy often has upon a person's mental state include:
Through a multidisciplinary approach, physiotherapists can address the physical well-being of people with mental health conditions from across the lifespan. Improvements to physical well-being can improve mental well-being and prevent the development of mental health conditions, such as depression which is often associated with other physiological conditions. There is evidence that improvements in body function including balance, posture and flexibility are linked to a sense of improved security and better self-esteem. Improvements to posture, for example, can benefit self image and raise mood, in addition to decreasing back or neck pain. As well as preventing its onset, strong evidence also exists to suggest that an appropriate exercise regime effectively improves the well-being of people with depression.
The best part about physiotherapy is, that it is suitable for anybody, of any age. It is also invaluable for anyone with a specific health problem such as back and/or neck pain, arthritis, heart disease breathing problems, repetitive strain injury and many other conditions including osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease and incontinence. For children suffering from cerebral palsy, physiotherapy is essential in helping to reduce spasticity and deformity, improve postural control, train the child to use assistive devices and do all that is necessary to maximise the child's functional independence.
For the body, physiotherapy acts as a push towards daily conduct of crucial exercises for the body which may tend to either ignore or skip to do otherwise in view of a 'hectic routine' or the clichéd 'lack of time' excuse! When you perform the exercises recommended by your physiotherapist which include muscle strengthening and stretching, you are doing nothing but moving the muscles of your body at different angles thereby maintaining the blood circulation and keeping flexibility alive.
To know more about the various benefits of physiotherapy and to get enrolled for the same, contact your physiotherapist in Edmonton at the earliest.