Maitland physiotherapy

The Maitland Concept, which was developed by the Australian physiotherapist Geoffrey Maitland, is the most widespread approach within orthopaedic manual physiotherapy globally. Physiotherapy according to the Maitland concept is particularly suitable for treating disorders in the musculoskeletal system. 

Maitland therapy is given by physiotherapists who have special training in this type of physiotherapy. Manual physiotherapy means that the examinations and treatment are performed by hand. Typical examination and treatment techniques include mobilisation and manipulation, which are used to treat functional disorders and pain in the joints and surrounding tissues. Neural tissue can also be mobilised. Pain is treated with gentler techniques, and if stiffness is the main problem, the intensity of the treatment can be increased to a suitable level. A trained manipulative physiotherapist can treat pain and movement restrictions in the musculoskeletal system safely and efficiently.

The patient and his or her own experiences are central to the Maitland concept. The physiotherapist strives to spend sufficient time on each examination so as to ensure that the patient receives appropriate treatment. The effects of each technique are systematically assessed in light of the results from the examinations. This system ensures efficient treatment. Apart from manual therapy, exercise also plays a key role in restoring optimal mobility and functionality.



Make an appointment by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment at the reception desk at any Diacor medical centre. When making your appointment, please mention that you wish to see a physiotherapist who specialises in Maitland therapy.


Please arrive on time to make sure you have sufficient time to sign in. If you have previously received treatment elsewhere, please bring any relevant test results and case histories with you.


You can pay at the reception desk after your treatment session.


The price for Maitland therapy depends on the length of the treatment session. For instance, the price for a 60-minute session starts from 90 euros. However, a doctor's referral for physiotherapy entitles you to a small Social Insurance Institution (Kela) reimbursement. You can make an appointment for Maitland therapy even if you do not have a referral.

Medical centres


Suunnittelijankatu 2 (Silkkikutomo building)
00880 Helsinki

Monday - Friday 7.30-17
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.12-5.1.17 7.30-16
6.1.17 Closed


Shopping Center Kaari, 3rd floor
Kantelettarentie 1
00420 Helsinki

Monday - Friday 7.30-20
Saturday 10-17
Sunday 10-17
6.12. 10-17
24.12. 7.30-12
25.-26.12. 10-17
31.12. 10-17
1.1.17 10-17
6.1. 10-17

Ruoholahti Physiotherapy

Tallberginkatu 2
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-16
5.12. 7.30-16
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.-29.12 Closed
5.1.17 7.30-16
6.1. Closed


Järvi Joni

Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Manipulative therapy (Maitland Concept), lower limb analysis, individual orthoses (Footbalance Medical), sports physiotherapy (running, triathlon,ball sports, badminton, tennis, basketball), acupuncture, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping)

Kinnunen Tero

Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Specializing in manipulative physiotherapy (Maitland Concept). Musculoskeletal disorders, neck and back disorders, foot, ankle and knee disorders, post-operative physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy (ball sports), sports injuries, podiatric physiotherapy, lower limb analysis, orthoses

Lundström Staffan

OMT Physiotherapist, Physiotherapist

OMT physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, manual therapy, post-operative physiotherapy, exercise therapy, acupunctrure, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), neck, back, hip, shoulder, jaw, pain, working age people, seniors, adolescents, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy