Mental Health

Mental health issues refer to a wide range of conditions that affect a person’s mental well-being, including mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders like PTSD, eating disorders, and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. These conditions can significantly impact a person’s thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and ability to function in daily life if left untreated.


How our Exercise Physiologists can help:

Assessment – Our talented exercise physiologists will conduct a comprehensive 60-minute evaluation, including medical history, assessment of mental health symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety), physical activity levels, and quality of life measures. 

Exercise Prescription – Based on the assessment, an individualised exercise program is developed tailored to the specific mental health condition, symptoms, limitations, and goals. This may involve aerobic exercise, resistance training, mind-body practices like yoga, and lifestyle counselling. 

Mental Health Management – Exercise physiologists play a role in structured programs that combine exercise with other therapeutic interventions for managing mental health issues like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, etc. These are often part of a multidisciplinary approach. 

Monitoring and Progression – Close monitoring of exercise responses, symptom changes, and safety precautions is done during sessions. The program is gradually progressed to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. 

Education – Providing education on the mental health benefits of exercise, stress management techniques, sleep hygiene, and promoting long-term adherence to an active lifestyle. 

Collaboration – Working closely with psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals for an integrated approach to treatment and recovery.


  1. Reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. 
  2. Improved self-esteem, mood and emotional well-being. 
  3. Increased energy levels and better sleep quality. 
  4. Enhanced cognitive function and concentration. 
  5. Guidance on safe, tailored exercise programs. 
  6. Support for developing healthy lifestyle behaviours. 

The Exercise physiologists here at Physio Connex will play an important role in mental health management by developing and implementing individualised exercise programs as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach to improve physical and psychological well-being.

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