WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is based on careful physiotherapeutic examination, on the basis of which the implementation of physiotherapy is planned out. Independent exercises, based on instructions, help clients to improve and maintain results.
Successful rehabilitation is based on understanding the body as a functional whole. Treating only the client’s immediate pain or discomfort will not lead to lasting results. Instead, it has to be understood what caused the pain or functional limitation. The physiotherapist’s most important tool is a high level of professional competence, which we maintain through regular training sessions.
Competence and methods
- Manual therapy: OMI, Mulligan, MDT (Mc Kenzie), osteopathy, craniosacral therapy
- Fascia treatment
- Kinesio taping
- Device-aided physical treatments
- Electrical pain- and ultrasound therapy
- CRYO cryotherapy
- FES (functional electrostimulation)
- Acupuncture and dry needling
- Physiotherapeutic guidance
- Therapeutic exercises
- Technology-assisted rehabilitation
- Direct access to a physiotherapist
- Temporomandibular treatments (TMD)
- Specialist pain physiotherapists
- Amputation rehabilitation
- Certified Kinetic Control movement therapist (KCMT)
The core idea of the Kinetic Control method is that excessive, uncontrolled movement leads to pain. With the help of exercises, it attempts to activate muscles whose triggering is delayed, and thus restore the normal control system for a person’s movement. The idea is to map out the individual reasons behind each person’s pain and/or functional problems using carefully-defined tests, and to design an individual exercise plan, the progress of which is monitored on a regular basis. This is done with the aim of making an impact on the factors causing the pain and/or functional problems, and thereby prevent problems from recurring.
HOW CAN I ACCESS THESE PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES?
These rehabilitation services can be paid for by oneself, or with a voucher paid for by (for example) KELA, an insurance company, one’s employer, one’s municipality of residence, or elsewhere.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can help patients, depending on their specific issues, to progress step-by-step towards a more lasting treatment outcome. Physiotherapy can initially be carried out on a frequent basis, and the frequency can then be gradually reduced. Sometimes, a few visits to a professionally-competent physiotherapist are enough. Setbacks can occur, but it is also important for the customer to understand the meaning of long-term progress as he/she does the exercises.
The long-term goal is that the client will no longer need a physiotherapist’s help, but will instead be able to maintain the achieved results through his/her own life habits, ergonomic choices and movement habits. The aim is to improve the client’s functional and work capacity, and for the client’s day-to-day experience to be pain-free.