Want to Experience Better Mental Health? How Physiotherapy Can Help

Psychological dysfunctions severely impact not only human’s behavior and mental stability, but also his / her ability to do physical activities. Programmed neurology based physiotherapy sessions advised by best physiotherapist in West Delhi have been improving lives of such patients for many years now.

A sound and balanced mental health is a growing subject of discussion among many physiotherapy experts who advice psychiatry and physical evaluation of body functions as keys of healthy living. According to a paper released on Physiotherapy and mental Health in 2016, there is an immense scope of using physiotherapy in improving the conditions of mental health by cohesively integrating physiotherapy care and psychiatric research.

Common Examples to Explain Benefits of Physiotherapy in Improving the Mental Health

The best physiotherapists in West Delhi have been implementing basic and advanced physiotherapy techniques in commonly diagnosed psychiatric and psychological disorders among their clients. This is mostly done by schematically evaluating the various ‘bodily’ functions that the client is able to perform and the influence these activities have on his / her mental health.

Here are the common examples of common physiotherapy techniques that can help mental health with far reaching effects.

Stretching Exercises

According to noted science journals, numerous examples have been quoted on how stress hormones associated with post traumatic experiences, post partum, loss of identity and schizophrenia can be lowered using stretching exercises prescribed in physiotherapy sessions.

Body stretch exercises not only contribute to reduced stress hormones, but also increases blood circulation to the brain and muscles resulting in a cheerful mood.

Improved body balance, and alleviated focus and awareness are other ‘deal sweeteners’ that come with a 45 minutes stretching exercise session with the top Physiotherapist in West Delhi.

Manual Therapy / Massage

Poor body image and lack of physical activities often hamper progress of psychiatric treatment. Manual massaging is a healthy and positive reinforcement in such conditions.

Human touch is a healing source. When done by a trained physiotherapist in a safe and trustworthy environment, a patient with history and ongoing conditions of mental disorder can find immediate solace.

Manual therapy or massage techniques can bring a long lasting relief from muscle stiffness, joint pains and mood swings.

Popular positive reinforcements to manual massage techniques that can alleviate mental health are as follows: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Ultra sound massage therapy, and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).

Let’s talk about TENS.

TENS, in recent years, has become a very popular physiotherapy technique for mental health balance, especially among patients with history of neurological disorders.

TENS stimulates the sensory nerves using short electric electrical shock waves. The wattage is so small that it only piques the brain and nerve cells, and doesn’t burn or hurt your skin. It works on the principle of “Main Gate” mechanism, similarly to the mechanism of an opioid system.

Popular TENS mechanisms don’t last beyond 30 minutes, and it arouses the brain cells enough to function normally for at least a month or so.

Here is a quick breakdown of various TENS physiotherapy sessions.

High TENS – Stimulation lasts for 25- 30 minutes, with comfortable sensation on the target centers. Session is stopped if the patient feels any dragging, pulling or clawing sensation on the body.

Low TENS – Lasts for 15-20 minutes to activate a very small area to ease segmental analgesia.

Brief Intense TENS – Pulsating stimulation of not more than 5 minutes each.

Warning: not advised for children / minors, pregnant women and patients with a pacemaker or CVD / hypertension ailment.

Body Control and Muscle Strengthening Exercise

Best physiotherapists in Delhi are rewriting a few chapters of mental wellbeing with their experiences in muscle building, core strengthening and breathing control techniques. Weight lifting and simple body weight training have found to release endorphins that alleviate mental delight and stimulate all the senses, including taste and touch. The ability to feel better taste improves sensory stimulation associated with drug-based hormone treatments and medication that are often prescribed to patients with bipolar disorders and depression.

Physiotherapists train their clients in simple breathing exercises that can be performed anywhere anytime. In correlation to muscle building and body strengthening exercises, these play a much important roles in kinetic physiotherapy sessions.

In addition to alleviating mental health, physiotherapy sessions also help to bring relief from conditions related to disease such as CVDs, Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Post-pregnancy trauma, Asthma, Brain stroke / paralysis, epileptic seizures, obesity and metabolic disorders, including those associated with sedentary lifestyles.