Physiotherapy has an important role to play in helping those with mental health problems. Research shows that regular exercise affects mood and increases self-esteem.
Physiotherapists are able to assess people and devise a safe, enjoyable exercise programme tailored to their needs, which will help to build their mental and physical well being.
Conventional physiotherapy interventions such as ultrasound, interferential, active/passive mobilisation are used in the mental health setting.
physiotherapists in mental health are required to manage patients with physical injuries related to self-harm, falls, fractures or other problems sustained while the patients are acutely unwell.
In addition, the core skills to treat other physical conditions such as those of orthopaedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurological deficits are widely utilised as well in a mental health setting.