So your next patient has a mental health condition - a guide for physiotherapists not specialising in mental health

This guide has been written by specialist mental health physiotherapists to support colleagues working in non-mental health specific roles.


Do you feel concerned when your patient also has a mental health diagnosis? Are you unsure of what to do and what not to do?

The majority of people with a mental health condition will access mainstream physiotherapy and some may need reasonable adjustments. In almost all cases a mental health condition will not affect your ability to treat in a department.

This leaflet sets out some points to consider and signposts to useful resources. It will help you treat people holistically, as well as know when to refer to a specialist.