What is the role of a physio treating patients with an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a generalised mood disorder that results in feelings of apprehension, fear or worry. Anxiety is often caused by stress at home, work or school which can impact directly on a person’s physical health. Anxiety can cause muscles to tighten which can lead to pain, stiffness and reduced joint mobility and effectively impact on activities of daily living.

How can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy treatment plays an important role in the management of anxiety. Physiotherapy techniques are effective at reducing tension in muscles, enhance relaxation, reduce pain and stiffness, improve sleep quality, enhance well-being, mood, self-esteem, improve cardiovascular fitness and restore functional ability.

Physiotherapy treatment for anxiety aims at improving patient’s ability to manage day to day activities, recreational activities and restore quality of life. Treatment is always individualised and tailor made to your needs giving you the confidence that will help you in the long term.

What will be included in the physiotherapy session?

  • Structured and graded exercises to improve fitness and reduce fatigue
  • Muscle stretches to reduce muscles tightness
  • Relaxation techniques to enhance breathing control    
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • An exercise programme that is printed clearly with pictures and easy for you to follow when you are on your own
  • Sometimes if you don’t know where to start with your exercise, a physiotherapist can guide you. Particularly if you have been injured or have been unwell for a long time, a physiotherapist can give you the confidence you need by demonstrating to you what exercises you can do without causing you harm
  • Our therapists are always thoughtful and considerate, they will never push you beyond your limits. They will always listen and take good care to ensure the patient achieves their optimum but within their limits.

If you feel that physiotherapy can help you overcome and manage your anxiety, please contact Home Physio Group to talk to our team, or alternatively, please use the contact form on the website and we will reach out to you.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you