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How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Mental Health!

Physical therapy is known for the improvements it makes on your physical health, but what most don't know, is that it is also beneficial to the mental side of things. Here's how,

  1. Stress Reduction: Engaging in physical therapy exercises and activities can help reduce your stress levels. Physical activity has been known to increase endorphins, which are known as the "feel good hormones." An increase in these endorphins can help reduce stress and anxiety.

  2. Boosting Self - Asteem: Dealing with a physical injury or chronic pain can place a toll on your confidence. Physical therapy can help individuals regain strength, mobility and independence which can boost your self asteem.

  3. Providing a Sense of Accomplishment: Making progress in physical therapy can provice a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. Individuals may feel more in control of their bodies and their overall well being.

  4. Social Connection: Physical therapy involves working closely with a physical therapist and having that social interaction, can be a great support system. It can provide a sense of community and support, which is great for mental health.

  5. Mind-Body Connection: Physical therapy encourages individuals to become more in tune with their bodies, focusing on movement, alignment and posture. Mind-body connections help people manage their physical and emotional health.

Physical therapy is not just about treating the physical, and it can be a huge step towards improved mental health. When you incorporate physical therapy into your routine, you experience improvement in stress levels, self esteem and overall well-being. It's time to better yourself

emotionally and physically!

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