Can Physiotherapy Boost Your Mental Health?

Although paying attention to your physical wellness is essential, you shouldn’t forget about your mental and emotional health. Your mental state is just as important as your body’s health, and you must take care of it carefully to prevent any problems. Your mental and emotional health affects your overall wellness, life quality, and relationships. It may surprise you that physiotherapy can improve your mental state in addition to pain relief and physical rehabilitation. One of the best and most important parts of our responsibilities as physiotherapists at Yonge Cummer Rehabilitation Clinic is managing and preventing physical and mental pain. Most patients feel much better and are more relaxed after sessions of physiotherapy treatments. It’s wonderful to find yourself physically healthier and mentally calmer after continuing physiotherapy treatments carefully. Here, we will explain how physiotherapy approaches can alleviate your emotional pain and enhance your mood.

Can Physiotherapy Boost Your Mental Health

Your Confidence Will Be Increased.

Physical problems, especially if they affect your body shape, can lead to low self-confidence. These physical issues are connected to your mental health and emotional well-being. For instance, wearing custom orthotics can help you walk in the right position, which can correct your body posture and shape over time. Your physiotherapist can help you to set achievable goals and encourage you to reach them and see the results you’ve always wanted. It can boost your self-confidence as you will find yourself capable of doing many things you didn’t know before. Your treatment plan is completely tailored to your needs and preferences and is measurable so you can track your progress and performance. When you become aware of your body’s capabilities, you will feel more confident than before. Also, your physical health will impact your emotional state, which is why healthier people are usually more confident.

You Can Control Your Stress.

Physical pain and injury can cause mental distress and negatively impact your mood. Your physiotherapist can help you have a balanced treatment plan, including all relaxing procedures, especially massage therapy, to alleviate feelings of stress and emotional duress. After having a few sessions with your physiotherapist, they will start to know your behavior patterns and understand your pain. Most patients feel much calmer after physiotherapy sessions and feel their stress is gone. Outside of pain relief, you will feel a desirable range of emotions like happiness, reduced levels of stress and increased pain tolerance.

Physiotherapy Boost Your Mental Health

Your Mood Will Be Regulated.

Exercises and movements aren’t the only physiotherapy techniques, and you can experience other beneficial approaches if you like. Your physiotherapist will provide you with a personalized treatment affecting your mood in addition to your physical condition. The feelings you have after exercising or other physiotherapy techniques like acupuncture treatment are all relaxing and will lead to regulating your mood. That’s why all physiotherapists recommend you continue exercises at home, as it will help you to have your mood balanced and controlled.

Although most people focus on the physical aspects of physiotherapy, these treatments improve your mental health by calming your emotions.

Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Sun: Closed

5925 Yonge St,
North York, ON M2M 3V7

Our physiotherapists are experienced in helping people with various conditions such as:

chronic painful conditions

neck and back pain

headaches or jaw pain

shoulder pain

knee injuries

Plantar Fasciitis