Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 8

Physical Therapy in Mental Health?

Stavros Stathopoulos*

Head of Physical Therapy Department, University of Rome, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Stavros Stathopoulos, Head of Physical Therapy Department, University of Rome, Italy.

Received: June 26, 2020; Published: March 23, 2020


  At the begin was an international network of physical therapists working in the field of psychiatry and mental health with the origin at Leuven University (Belgium) from in 2006.



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Citation: Stavros Stathopoulos. “Physical Therapy in Mental Health?".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.8 (2020): 01-02.


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