Physios help with mental health challenges too

Sue Bennett has 30 years experience and the business services the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach region

Sue Bennett has 30 years experience and the business services the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach region

Did you ever think your physiotherapist could help with mental health?

As the industry continues to develop, the skills of a physiotherapist today can include treating patients whose physical and mental health conditions overlap.

Considering the staggering statistics (1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 have a mental health condition) it is highly likely a significant number of clients receiving physical therapy will have mental illness or be at the risk of developing one. As a result, physiotherapists are increasingly playing a role in the mental health field.

With 30 years’ experience, those who know Sue Bennett, Dip. Phys. NZ, will agree that her reputation precedes her having serviced Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach for close to 20 years.

Naturally movement and relaxation are core preventative mechanisms to assist in mental health challenges.  Sue runs two gym schedules at her Tin Can Bay practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am and 9am.

“We have a long understanding that a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand,” says Sue.

Working with Sue is Chris Malouf, B. Phty (Qld) MAPA, who brings a broad range of experience and capability to our region.

Personalised and customised, Tin Can Bay physiotherapy services target the ongoing benefits in treating diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer, depression, asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Additionally the practice offers a comprehensive range of pain management apparatus and rehabilitation products.

The practice operates Monday to Friday in Tin Can Bay and Fridays in Rainbow Beach. Please call on 5488 0533 or e-mail tcbphysio@gmail.com