As it is PTSD (Post Traumatic Awareness Day) this month, I thought it would be appropriate to make this week’s article about the subject.
Running Manual Therapy Sessions & Pilates Classes, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder wouldn’t be something I treat directly, that’s why I am just here to provide you with some information that I have found useful. The two main sources I used were the NHS website & the Mind.org website.
What is it – PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. It may develop after witnessing or being involved in traumatic events. The conditions were first witnessed in war veterans, however there a wide range of traumatic events which can lead to PTSD.
Causes of PTSD – There is not a set list of events which could cause PTSD, as we will all deal with traumatic events different from one person to another; however here are some examples that can lead to PTSD:
Symptoms of PTSD – Again this will vary and everyone’s experience of PTSD is unique to them. These can include:
Complex PTSD: When suffering repeated traumatic experiences, complex PTSD may be diagnosed. The symptoms of complex PTSD can be similar to the ones previously mentioned above. Complex PTSD is thought to be more severe if:
PTSD Treatment: According to the NHS website the treatments can include the following:
The mind.org website also includes Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) as treatment. The site also includes some advice for self care which can include:
All information in this article came from the NHS website and also mind.org website. I would recommend visiting them for lots more useful information.
Remember Post traumatic stress disorder day is on the Tuesday the 27th June.
NHS Website - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Post-traumatic-stress-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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My name is Alex Moore & I'm a Manual Therapist & Pilates instructor who works across the south of England. My manual therapy covers a range of different disciplines which include: Massage, Biomechanics & Pilates. I work with a range of clients, who suffer with a range of different issues such as Back pain, Sciatica, Frozen shoulder, Hip bursitis, plantar fasciitis & more.
I work from my home studio in Poole and also hold Pilates classes around Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Poole, Wareham, Bearwood & Wimborne.
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