Eat Love Live are excited to welcome physiotherapy as a new service for our clients, with a particular focus on supporting those with eating disorders and/or poor body image in the recovery process.
The relationship that many people have with their bodies and movement is a complex one, and our physiotherapist - Rebecca Gawler - acknowledges the courage it takes to have conversations with a health professional about these topics.
Eat Love Live hopes to provide a safe, inclusive and judgement free space to develop a positive relationship with movement and address recovery concerns including bone density and associated injuries, pain and tightness. Rebecca explains this in more detail below.
Over 80% of those with eating disorders struggle with dysfunctional exercise, a term describing unhealthy thoughts and behaviours around exercise, with feelings of shame, guilt and anxiety. This can lead to either avoidance of physical activity or excessive and compulsive exercise.
When recovering from an eating disorder it is important to develop a positive relationship with both food and movement/exercise. Working alongside dietitians, GPs and psychologists, physiotherapists are well suited to guide exercise during the recovery process. Physiotherapists can also help to manage the physical consequences of malnutrition and stress including decreased strength, low bone density, overuse injuries and muscle tension.
Treatment of musculoskeletal concerns
Bone health and osteoporosis
Hands on treatment / massage
Looking for a physio to assist you with any of the following?
Meet Rebecca Gawler, ready to provide support in the recovery process.