With an Mt Eden physio, you can enjoy a better body and mind at the same time. Try it for yourself and book a session at Cairnhill Physiotherapy today.
For most people, the term ‘physiotherapy’ brings to mind physical rehabilitation and wellness. Think of the time you needed help after spraining an ankle while running, or when you took a grandparent to a physio for arthritis treatment. It’s true that physiotherapists treat physical injuries and conditions. However, there’s a wide range of alternative benefits you can enjoy from physio treatment that could benefit your mind and emotions too. Physiotherapy isn’t just skin (or muscle) deep. Here are a few positive effects it can have on your mental well-being.
1. It Can Alleviate Anxiety
If you struggle with anxiety, you know what it feels like to exist in a state of panic. Your body releases adrenaline and thrusts you into ‘fight or flight’ mode even when it’s unnecessary. One of the ways that physio can help with this is through teaching you diaphragmatic breathing exercises. It will help you relax and provide you with better control over your physical anxiety symptoms.
2. It Can Release Physical Tension And Reduce Stress
Stress can cause extreme physical tension. Physiotherapists treat the physical symptoms, which could relieve the stress in turn. In addition to breathing exercises, a physio programme for stress will likely include physical exercise and pain relief methods that require movement and loosen tense muscles. In the end, it can decrease your cortisol levels and make you relaxed.
3. It Can Help You Sleep Better
Many Kiwis struggle with sleep because of issues relating to stress. A few sessions with a Mt Eden physio can help you improve your sleeping patterns. It means you’ll be more well-rested, naturally reducing your stress levels.
4. It Can Trigger Happy Hormones
Ever heard of endorphins? Those are the hormones that your body releases every time you exercise. Physiotherapy programmes often involve exercise, which can leave depressed and anxious patients feeling more upbeat, functional and more ready to face the world. It’s a great way to boost and compliment any other treatment you already have going on.
5. It Can Leave You Feeling Better About Yourself
Physical activity improves your overall quality of life. Any reduction in pain or increase in movement is proven to create a happier, more confident you.
With a Mt Eden physio at your side, you can enjoy a better body and mind at the same time. Try it for yourself and book a session at Cairnhill Physiotherapy today.