The purpose of physiotherapy is to address the illnesses or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. The content and duration of physiotherapy are planned individually by a physiotherapist together with the client.
Physiotherapy is provided to citizens of Rauma, who have a musculoskeletal or neurological disease or injury. Physiotherapy begins with an evaluation and assessment to understand a patient’s problems with locomotion or the ability to perform everyday activities. Through the interview and assessment of clients, the physiotherapist determines the need for further interventions. Physiotherapy can be implemented as an individual or a group therapy. Every patient is encouraged to take responsibility for their own health.
Physiotherapy for clients older than 18 years old are 11,40 euros by appointment and 12,00 euros for a home visit. The group therapy sessions are also subject to charges. Clients usually require a healthcare center doctor’s referral to receive physiotherapy, unless the condition meets the criteria for a direct appointment with a physiotherapist. The physiotherapy unit is situated in the Medical rehabilitation unit, (lääkinnällinen kuntoutus), on the ground floor of the Healthcare center (Pääterveysasema), Steniuksenkatu 2, 26100 Rauma.
Patients contacting the healthcare center with acute musculoskeletal pain, for example back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee pain, can be referred directly to a physiotherapist for treatment.
These appointments are held on the Rauma acute clinic and NOT in the physiotherapy department. Patients receive an accurate assessment of the problem, plus self-care instructions. The physiotherapist can also write a few days sick leave if necessary.
Physiotherapy for children under school-aged
Physiotherapy aids child development and rehabilitation by improving motor skills and performance. The physiotherapist works to improve gross motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking as well as flexibility, strength and endurance. A child requires a referral from the children’s clinic, outpatient’s clinic or a healthcare center doctor to receive physiotherapy.
To book an appointment with the children’s physiotherapist Mirva Heinonen, please call +358 44 403 2842, Mon–Thu 8.00 am–16.00 pm, Fridays 8.00 am–15.00.
Mirva Heinonen is based in the Nortamo Family Center (Perhekeskus), Nortamonkatu 30, Rauma.
Physiotherapy for school-aged children
Rehabilitation aims to prevent problems of the musculoskeletal system as early as possible. A physiotherapist can examine the child’s posture and musculoskeletal system, providing guidance and advice for improving musculoskeletal health. A child needs a referral from a school nurse/doctor, or the outpatient’s clinic or a healthcare center doctor to receive physiotherapy. Physiotherapist’s reception is located in Healthcare Center, ground floor.