Content is medically reviewed by:
Shruti Bangera, Masters In Neurological Physiotherapy, Senior Physiotherapist & SME, Portea
We are all living in extremely stressful times. In spite of the conveniences that modern technology has brought about, our lifestyle is becoming more and more chaotic and stressful. Stress in the workplace also contributes to this to a great extent.
Though at times stress is useful to nudge us in the right direction, but not always so. Prolonged stress or recurrent bouts of it, can cause and aggravate existing health problems like:
The emotional and physical are the two types of stress vary from person to person and depend on the severity of the symptoms. Some of the most common signs to look out for include:
If left untreated, stress leads to problems that can have serious health complications. Also, the cost of treating stress once it has become chronic is much more than what it would be when it is in its nascent stages.
If you feel any of these symptoms occurring and affecting your daily life, it is important that you consult with your doctor immediately.
While it is not possible to ‘treat’ or do away with stress completely, it is certainly possible to manage its symptoms and in turn its debilitating effects on our mind and body.
Besides methods like medicines that induce sleep and relaxation of muscles, talking treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, physiotherapy is vital for stress management.
There are several evidence-based studies that prove the benefits that physiotherapy has on stress and its manifestations on our body. Some of the most important benefits include:
There are several proven physiotherapy stress management techniques that help as stress busters and our ability in coping with it. Some methods include:
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