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Physiotherapy and Mental Health

Physiotherapy and Mental Health

Physiotherapy and Mental Health

This course includes
49:59 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in April 2022


What is mental health? What is the role of physiotherapists in an interdisciplinary mental health team? What is the background? Is the assessment and treatment are different? 

Our goal: Prevention and promotion to promote health and well being for all ages.

The objective of this online course is to discuss the role and challenges of physiotherapists in mental health.


Speaker: Marcia Aquino

Marcia Aquino, PT, is a Physiotherapist at Douglas Mental Health University Institute, specializing in Oncology and Bioethics, as well as experience with patients in palliative care, dementia and geriatric psychiatry. Marcia is a stage supervisor in Physiotherapy at Douglas Mental Health University Institute, CIUSSS Ouest de lîle de Montreal, QC, Canada. The department of Physiotherapy at Douglas has just one physiotherapist. 


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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Physiotherapy and Mental Health
  • Welcome!
  • Introduction
  • Health and Mental Health
  • Mental Health Promotion and Protection
  • Dementia
  • Types of Mental Illness and Disorders
  • Challenges For Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy's Role in Mental Health
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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