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Translating physical health care into mental health care

  • : Online

This lecture explores the relationship between mental health and physical health outcomes, and the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of people living with mental illness. The role of a Physiotherapist in this setting is discussed, including a discussion of current evidence and suggestions for translating research into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve awareness of the type/prevalence of mental health complaints/mental illness and the importance of considering mental health for the effective and holistic management of patients in a biopsychosocial model of care;
  • Recognise the correlation between persistent mental illness and poor physical health outcomes;
  • Recognise the unique role and skills of Physiotherapists in the management of mental health and treatment of patients with mental illness;
  • Explore how physical health interventions can be applied in the mental health setting for both management of chronic disease risk and physical health outcomes, and the management of symptoms of mental illness.


Richard Modderman works as a Senior Physiotherapist in Mental Health at the Princes Alexandra Hospital, providing Physiotherapy services in the acute and rehabilitation setting. He also works in musculoskeletal private practice and has a particular interest in primary prevention and chronic disease management.


Mental Health National Group

Date of Live Event


CPD Hours

2 Hours

Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.

Translating physical health care into mental health care
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community health, Mental Health
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
CPD Hours: 2 Hours
Price Details
Member: $30.00 inc. GST; Non-Member: $50.00 inc. GST
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