Conditions – Mental Health

Regular exercise can play a significant role in managing mental health disorders. At Purpose Physiotherapy, our team of experienced exercise physiologists specialise in creating tailored exercise programs that cater to your individual needs and goals, as well as your specific condition. Let us help you improve your mental health and overall well-being through physiotherapy.

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in helping you manage your mental health. Our approach to helping you is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Mental Health FAQ's

Yes, physiotherapy has been shown to be effective in managing a range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and stress. It can help improve mood, reduce symptoms, and enhance overall wellbeing.

  • The type of exercise program recommended will depend on your condition, preferences, and goals. However, in general, aerobic exercise (such as walking, jogging, or cycling) and resistance training (such as lifting weights) have been shown to be effective in improving mental health.
  • Physiotherapy is often used in combination with other treatments as part of a holistic approach to managing mental health. It can be an important component of an overall treatment plan, helping to improve symptoms and enhance quality of life.