Body and Mind

'As you ought not to treat the eyes without the head or the head without the body, so neither ought you to treat the body without the soul. That is why the cure of many diseases is not known to the physicians of Helas because they are ignorant of the whole which ought to be studied also. For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.' Socrates 500 BC

The body connection
Your body can become painful for many reasons. At Anna Barnsley Physiotherapy we assess your problem in detail to identify what is causing stress to the injured tissue or body part. We then address these factors as part of your treatment programme in order to treat the whole and not just the part.

The mind connection
Science is beginning to catch up with the wise Socrates and recognise the importance of the mind-body connection. Techniques such as developing mental strategies to deal with pain, or the frustration of forced rest due to an injury can have a positive effect on healing and rehabilitation. Negative emotions, through chemical release, can adversely affect pain states and healing. The sporting world has embraced these techniques as vital components of successful treatment. As experienced practitioners in sports medicine, Anna Barnsley Physiotherapists are aware of the value of such input, where appropriate, to facilitate recovery. All of our patients are as important to us as the elite athlete.