MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSIOTHERAPY: WHAT PHYSIOTHERAPISTS CAN DO?
- : Online
MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSIOTHERAPY: WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?
Presenter: Dear B
Dr Blake Dear will expand on the mental health consequences of health
and disability related worklessness. He will provide some ‘clinic ready’ tips
to assist your clients to prepare for entry back into the workforce whilst
managing chronic health conditions.
Anxiety and depression are very common with approximately 1 in 5
Australians experiencing significant symptoms each year. These conditions
are more prevalent among adults with chronic health conditions and
are a significant cause of disability and worklessness themselves.
Unfortunately, research also indicates very few adults with these
conditions seek treatment. This presentation will briefly the importance of
anxiety and depression to physiotherapy practice and some practical ‘tips’
for identifying and supporting patients with anxiety and depression