Your local psychologist is a healthcare provider who specializes in the mind and behaviour in order to treat mental health issues and behavioral disorders. A local psychologist works with patients who have a wide range of health conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions. Dealing with an acute or chronic health condition can be stressful, leading to depression or anxiety.
For example, a local psychologist may work with a patient who has undergone ankle surgery, an athlete who has a concussion or someone with a chronic condition such as spondylosis. From rehabilitation support to understanding the relationship between mental health and nutrition, a local psychologist can help. A local psychologist may work with your local physiotherapist to create your treatment plan.