Blogs from May, 2023

Improving Mood with Physical Activity

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the perfect time to discuss the significant role that physical activity plays in maintaining and improving mental health. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we understand how essential it is to prioritize both physical and emotional wellbeing. That’s why we’re highlighting how exercise can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress, in addition to improving overall mood.

Our team can help you create a sustainable treatment plan to incorporate exercise as part of your physical and mental healthcare routine. Contact us today at (732) 812-5200 to consult with a medical professional.

The Science Behind Exercise and Mental Health

Recent research and statistics indicate a strong connection between physical activity and mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp, reduce the risk of depression, and improve sleep quality.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also emphasizes the importance of exercise in supporting mental health, stating that physical activity can contribute to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, in addition to enhancing psychological wellbeing.

Moreover, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) highlights the unique position of physical therapists in addressing both physical and mental health concerns. Physical therapists are trained to recognize the signs of mental health issues and can help patients create individualized treatment plans that include physical activity to support their mental health needs.

Your Partner in Both Physical and Mental Wellness

At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we understand the importance of patient-centered care and offer a wide range of treatment options to achieve optimal results. Our team of experienced physical therapists is dedicated to helping you develop a personalized and sustainable exercise plan that supports both your physical and mental health goals. We'll work closely with you to identify your unique needs and create a customized plan that allows you to experience the full benefits of exercise for mental health.

Don't wait any longer to take control of your physical and mental wellbeing. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get started on your personalized exercise plan. Together, we can help you achieve improved mental health through the power of physical activity. Give us a call at (732) 812-5200 today to get started.