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Physiotherapy and specialist areas for musculoskeletal disorders

Physiotherapy appointments for 18-65 year olds

In the event of an acute musculoskeletal disorder, contact your local health station for an appointment. The nurse will evaluate your situation and, if necessary, reserve an appointment with the physiotherapist within 1-3 days.

Fill in the pre-information form before arriving.

A physiotherapist will examine and evaluate your situation at the clinic. You will receive instructions on how to treat the pain yourself, recover quickly, and prevent your symptoms from recurring. Together we will assess the need for further treatment.

A doctor’s referral is needed before a patient over 7 years of age can receive physiotherapy.

For longer-term musculoskeletal disorders, a health centre doctor will need to assess the need for physiotherapy and submit an electronic physiotherapy referral. Contact your doctor for instructions on how to activate the referral. The time of a physiotherapy appointment is given by telephone or letter.

A physiotherapist will examine and evaluate your situation at the clinic. You will receive instructions on how to treat the pain yourself, recover quickly, and prevent your symptoms from recurring. Together we will assess the need for further treatment.

If you have received a paper-based “Examination and Treatment Order for Physiotherapy” (Tutkimus- ja hoitomääräys fysioterapiaan) (SV3), call and book an appointment with a private service provider.

Post-operative check-ups

After a hip, knee or shoulder replacement joint surgery, you will come for a physiotherapy check-up as planned by the operating surgeon. The check-up is usually 4-6 weeks after surgery.

After that, an artificial joint will be checked according to orthopaedic follow-up practice, which is approximately every five years. You will then receive an invitation letter from Vaasa Central Hospital inviting you to contact the health centre for physiotherapy and x-rays.

After back surgery, the operating surgeon may refer you for a check-up visit with a physiotherapist at the health centre.

Trauma outpatient clinic

The doctor or nurse at the trauma clinic at the primary health centre will provide you with contact information for physiotherapy when removing a cast or other support. Contact physiotherapy.

After making contact, physiotherapy will begin within a week and the meetings will be conducted in a way to supporting training that is done independently.

Fees

Physiotherapy is free of charge for people under the age of 18 and for clients whose healthcare coverage fees have been reached during the year. In all other cases, you will be charged € 11.40 for a physiotherapy visit.