Physiotherapy and its Effect on your Mental and Physical Health



In general, we suffer from aches and pains in the body. The reason could be you might have suffered an injury from an accident during sports or any outdoor activity. And the other reasons arise from your lifestyle and occupation. If you lead a sedentary life with very less exercise or you lead a stressful life, performing desk jobs coupled with long working hours spent looking down on laptop screens or books.
Such aches and pains become a cause of worry in our daily life. Treatment of such aches and pains via Physiotherapy and not via medicines, drugs or surgeries is undoubtedly the right way.

Effect of Physiotherapy on Physical and Mental Health

  • Helps to manage age-related issues
  • As we become older, we may develop osteoporosis or arthritis which may leed to a joint replacement. Physiotherapy experts help patients to recover from joint replacement and manage arthritis or osteoporotic conditions.
  • Keeps neurological disorders in a controlled state
  • With increasing age, our body often falls victim to neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue, Dementia, Paralysis etc. In such type of cases, physiotherapy is a very effective means of keeping such disorders at bay and stopping any further deterioration because physiotherapy takes a neuromuscular and musculoskeletal approach to treat the problem. Doing physiotherapy exercises regularly for a longer duration on the affected area of your body can bring back mobility to the body.
  • During and after surgery
  • Physiotherapy helps to avoid surgery and it is also essential in both pre- and post-operation. Even if you require surgery, you will get benefited from pre-surgery physiotherapy. Pre-operation physiotherapy can help in assessing the risk of developing complication after the surgery and will help you recover faster after surgery. Patients who are undergoing cardiac and chest surgeries will be taught how to cough properly while supporting their wound site. A physiotherapist will suggest and explain to every patient about all the exercises which he/she needs to perform post-operatively.
  • Prenatal and postnatal
  • Women’s body needs more attention during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Rapid change in hormone levels can also soften the ligaments which will support your back and cause them to stretch. The muscles of your pelvic floor and stomach also stretch as your baby grows inside your body. A physiotherapist will teach you all the correct techniques and also all the exercises like Kegel exercises, stretching exercises, etc to support you and protect your body as it goes through changes and helps you to recover faster after the baby is born.
  • Excellent healer of cardio pulmonary issues in the Body
  • Breathing Problems, issues with the lungs and the heart can be cured via physiotherapy sessions focused on the holistic treatment of the body and not just the affected organ. For treating chronic health issues physiotherapy works great. Exercising under the guidance of a professional physiotherapist can help to heal soon and even you can practice the same at home once you get trained completely.
  • Helps in restoring emotional & mental balance which is important for Holistic Treatment
  • A physiotherapist will know exactly how to deal with emotional turmoil, ranging from anxiety and frustration to depression. The physiotherapist builds trust and works with you in harmony towards healing the body and freeing you from the pain. This role of the physiotherapist in building an optimistic and spirited state of mind of his/ her patient is even more important than the conduct of exercises.

Benefits of the Whole Body Exercise

Physiotherapy exercises are extremely useful in making the body fitter and agile. 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. It also helps you in recovering from injuries or post surgery at higher rate.

Don’t let your pains, aches and injuries restrict your lifestyle, engage yourself in physical activities be fit and flexible.