Stress and its management in the community is a
growing issue for many health practitioners.
Physiotherapists offer a number of stress management
techniques and treatments which can help to improve a patient's
health and well-being, whether it be specially designed stress
management programs, exercise programs, massage, muscle relaxation
or general fitness advice.
Physiotherapists use an initial assessment to
clarify the nature of the problem and develop strategies and
treatment which are acceptable to the individual.
can take the form of individual consultation, group relaxation
classes, relaxation audio tapes or information sessions for the
general public. As part of the treatment program, physiotherapists
offer close professional follow up with the patient to ensure a
positive treatment outcome.
Physiotherapists with a special
interest in stress management can offer many different types of
relaxation therapy including guided imagery, progressive muscle
relaxation, breathing techniques, thought stopping, stretching,
massage and general fitness advice.
Research continues to indicate a positive
correlation between a person's ability to cope with stressors and
the likelihood of disease during their lifetime.
Physiotherapy can assist by:
||reducing muscle tension; |
||increasing vitality and decreasing reported
||improving concentration span;
||improving feeling of general well-being; |
||decreasing blood pressure;
||reducing risk of cardiovascular disease; |
||improving attitude to work and leisure activity; |
||reducing pain states such as headache, chronic pain
syndromes and work related anxiety; |
||possibly decreasing dosage of psycho-active
Finding a physiotherapist
Would you like the
names of physiotherapists who have a special interest in Stress
Management? Call us on (03) 9527 7532 or contact us here.
|By courtesy of the Australian Physiotherapy Association