What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a manual treatment that restores and maintains the body’s mobility, function, and overall well-being. Physiotherapy is used for physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists are able to find and treat the root causes of several ailments, such as musculoskeletal pain as well as various sports or stress injuries. Physiotherapy is suitable for the treatment of pain in the body, such as shoulder, lower back and knee pain.
Physiotherapy focuses mainly on prevention and aims to give you the tools and skills to take better care of your own body. During a physitherapy appointment, the physiotherapist examines the patient’s body and it’s positions, evaluates mobility and tries to find the cause of the problem by means of various tests and examinations that measure mobility and activity.
In physiotherapy treatment, it is important to follow the exercise programme prepared by the physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will evaluate the progress of treatment at each physiotherapy appointment. The repetitive and analytical evaluation process enables appropriate treatment progress. You do not need a doctor’s referral to come to a physiotherapy appointment.
Benefits of Physiotherapy:
- Maintains mobility
Physiotherapy is excellent for preventative care. Physiotherapy gives you the tools and knowledge to take better care of your body, and so can help prevent common musculoskeletal problems.
- Manages and treats pain
Physiotherapy is used for acute pain and stress relief, as well as treating injury-related pains. Each physiotherapy treatment is designed for the individual patient’s needs and aims to locate the root causes of issues in the body.
- Long-term wellness
Physiotherapy involves the patient directly in their own care. Physiotherapy improves your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions about Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is used both for preventative care as well as rehabilitation. Most common reasons for coming to a physiotherapy consultation include injury and/or chronic pain that affects everyday life.
Doctors often refer patients to physiotherapy after surgery, but you can also come to a physiotherapist’s appointment without a referral.
You do not need a referral for physiotherapy, but you may be eligible for a Kela-reimbursement if you do have a doctor’s referral.
Yes, physiotherapy heavily focuses on involving the patient in their own care, and at-home exercises are often prescribed by the physiotherapist. You will receive clear instructions and possibly even some assistive devices to use at home.
Our offices are located in Vantaa ja Helsinki. You can book an appointment for physiotherapy in all of our six locations: Tikkurila, Tammisto, Myyrmäki, Malmi, Herttoniemi, Pasila.
All our physiotherapists have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are certified, trained professionals accepted and registered by Valvira (the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health).
Physiotherapist Vantaa, Helsinki
Our trained professional physiotherapists are experts at movement and functional capacity, and are offering treatments in all our six locations (Tikkurila, Tammisto, Myyrmäki, Malmi, Herttoniemi, Pasila). Book an appointment online quickly and easily (with or without a doctor’s referral).