Physical Therapy Improves Mental Health

It is widely known that exercise is good for the body, but regular exercise and movement is also a great way to improve mental health. Here at Accel Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will work with you and guide your exercise routine to ensure your safety and maximize your benefits. Physical therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, and PTSD/trauma.

“Studies show that exercise [and physical therapy] can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects . . . . In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.” Exercising with an experienced physical therapist will enhance your well-being, reduce anxiety and stress, and improve your mood by releasing endorphins. Your confidence will skyrocket. You will be working out with licensed physical therapists that will make sure you perform the exercises correctly, set attainable goals for you to reach, and positively influence your experience.

Physical fitness can also aid in slowing cognitive decline and improve quality of sleep. Working out, especially between age 25 and 45, boosts the chemicals in the brain that support and prevent degeneration of the hippocampus, an important part of the brain for memory and learning. And cardiovascular exercise has also been shown to create new brain cells, increase levels of a brain-derived protein (BDNF), improve memory, and improve overall brain function.

If you would like to get a jump on a better life, contact our office today and we will start helping you feel better!