How to use Play Pause Unwind in Physiotherapy
Play Pause Unwind is an effective resource that allows integration of relaxation alongside other physiotherapy modalities to benefit patients with a stress related component to their problem. It also offers an easy to use self management tool for patients. Our interactive website provides support and information for professional and home users. Clinical notes are available and training workshops are available for patients and clinicians. The CD’s are carefully designed to offer tracks of differing lengths suitable for patients of all abilities and to allow for practical treatment time restraints. Longer sessions are achieved by combining the Welcome track with a further visualisation or by moving through several successive tracks. The very short tracks are great pick me ups to use during the day.
The tracks include several styles of relaxation: Visualisation Imagery, Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Deep Breathing. The soundtracks also use important techniques to facilitate relaxation music ambient and physiological sounds, rhythm, and frequency. Some tracks have voice over to guide the session others are sound only. Although each voice over track can be simply enjoyed as an imaginative experience certain tracks encourage important social and emotional skills such as self esteem, motivation, goal setting and managing feelings or relationships which may help patients with specific issues. Details of content and scripts can be found in the clinician notes. More in depth information on relaxation techniques is on the website.
USE PLAY PAUSE UNWIND:
- During passive treatments; Acupuncture and dry needling, Massage, Electrotherapy
-As a cool down session for Pilates/rehabilitation/exercise
-As part of relaxation training eg in mental health, palliative care, stress management
-To enhance sports performance and recovery
-For home practise
- As an outreach activity to schools, businesses, prisons, other health professionals