Physical Therapy Mental Health

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Thank you for your post. Physical therapy plays a role in maintaining a good mental health, and there is no doubt that providing physical therapy treatment sessions positively impacts patients with mental illness. Maintaining a good emotional and mental health is an essential part of our practice, especially for patients who reside in health care facilities for a long-term care (LTC). Those LTC patients may demonstrate a relatively high risk for psychological distress and/or other anxiety symptoms that are more prevalent than depression. Kaur, Masaun and Bhatia (2013) discussed this issue and concluded that physical exercises and activities have shown to have a positive effect in decreasing the levels of anxiety and depression among patients
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