Can Physical Therapy Help with Anxiety?

Can Physical Therapy Help with Anxiety?

Physical Therapy for People Living with Anxiety

Many people who live with serious anxiety often develop a number of residual problems, such as:

  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Depression
  • Bulimia and anorexia
  • Diminished productivity

People with severe anxiety can also end up immobile, sedentary, and even home-bound, with little to not physical activity at all. This can lead to muscular degeneration and a number of other health issues, which can cause a serious decrease in overall happiness and enjoyment of life. However, physical therapy may be a solution.

The act of talking about symptoms and physical issues with a physical therapist may also provide healthy social interaction and relieve some of their fears about speaking with other people. Going to regular physical therapy appointments also requires people with anxiety to leave the house, which may make them feel less apprehensive about going out and doing other things. Physical therapy can even improve an anxious person’s ability to emotionally self-regulate by helping them sleep better and increasing their overall energy levels.

All in all, physical therapy has the potential to help people struggling with serious anxiety by making them more comfortable with social interaction, providing accountability regarding physical health and eating habits, and create a constructive, healthy outlet that allows them to simultaneously overcome their anxiety and take care of their physical health.

Compassionate, Restorative Physical Therapy in Monmouth County

Our team at ProFysio Physical Therapy understands the stress and worry you may be feeling in the aftermath of a serious injury, medical procedure, or other disruptive life event. As much as it is up to us, we are here to make your life simpler and less stressful.

We believe that emotional and physical health are closely intertwined, and taking care of your body and re-teaching it to move and function properly are key, even when seeking to overcome mental health problems like anxiety.

In addition to nutritional counseling and physical therapy, we also provide acupuncture therapy in order to help you achieve maximum relief and relaxation. Connect with a member of our team right away if you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety and in need of physical therapy for any reason.

Call (732) 333-6360 today to speak to one of our Aberdeen physical therapists.

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