Stretched? Overloaded? Tired? Pain? Out of balance? The psychosomatic physiotherapist specializes in the treatment of complaints related to tension and stress. This can manifest itself, for example, in unexplained pain or fatigue. These ‘psychosomatic complaints’ indicate a disturbance in the balance between physical and psychological stress. Physio Westerpark offers this therapy.

How do psychosomatic complaints arise?

Often the cause of the complaints is not immediately clear. Especially in the beginning it is difficult to ‘put the finger on the sore spot’, physical signals are ignored or misinterpreted. Medical research does not yield much. If the complaints persist longer, your physical and mental resilience decreases and psychosomatic complaints arise.

When to see a psychosomatic physiotherapist?

Complaints that a psychosomatic physiotherapist can treat can be of a physical and psychological nature:

Physical complaints:

  • extreme fatigue
  • unable to relax
  • chest pressure or palpitations
  • unexplained muscle or joint pain
  • tightness
  • headache
  • neck and back pain
  • stomach, intestinal and abdominal complaints

Psychological complaints:

  • lethargy
  • fear or uncertainty
  • difficulty concentrating
  • gloom, worry
  • feeling of discomfort
  • irritable, restless, agitated
  • not in the mood for sex
  • overeating, alcohol, smoking, medication

Roos Kok works at Fysio Westerpark, she is a registered psychosomatic physiotherapist. The research focuses on the relationship between your physical complaints and your psychological condition. During the treatment, you and your therapist will look for ways to restore the balance between body and mind. So that there is a balance between load and load capacity, between tension and relaxation.

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