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Occupational physiotherapist services

An occupational physiotherapist is an occupational healthcare specialist. Apart from physiotherapist training, he or she has specialist training in occupational healthcare, ergonomics and improving physical functionality. The occupational physiotherapist is part of the multi-professional occupational healthcare team, and helps treat musculoskeletal problems which are caused by or interfere with work.

Occupational physiotherapists try to find ergonomic solutions and adapt the working environment to the needs of the worker, thereby preventing the symptoms from recurring or the pain from becoming chronic. The occupational physiotherapist assesses physical functionality in relation to the individual’s resources and personal characteristics and the physical demands of his or her work. Based on the individual’s own goals, an interview and a set of physical examinations and tests, the physiotherapist draws up an exercise plan and modifies the working environment and working practices according to the worker’s needs. Usually, the first appointment with the occupational physiotherapist takes place at the medical centre. Workplace visits can be arranged as necessary, also for the entire organization. 

Physical fitness and performance tests

Good physical fitness means adequate levels of strength, flexibility, durability and body control. Good physical fitness speeds up recovery and improves musculoskeletal health in office workers. In physically demanding jobs, it is a necessity. Fitness tests help you take care of your health. Your personal exercise plan can be adapted according to the test results, and follow-up tests let you see the positive effects of the training.

Our physical fitness and performance test battery consists of scientifically designed tests. Tests are selected according to your goals and overall condition from among the following options:

  • Body composition assessment (BMI and waist circumference)
  • Submaximal bicycle ergometer endurance test
  • Muscle strength tests (compression force, abdominal muscles, squat test, modified push-ups or weightlifting test)
  • Flexibility tests (back and shoulder flexibility)
  • Balance test (dynamic and/or static)
  • FMS muscle balance and body control testing

FMS testing is particularly suitable for athletes and persons whose work require high levels of body control. A comprehensive physical fitness and performance test, including feedback, takes around 1.5 hours. You can make an appointment through our centralised booking service or at any of our medical centres, 


Instructions

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Make an appointment online or by calling our centralised booking service on 09 7750 800. Test sessions lasting 1.5 hours can only be booked through our centralised booking service or at the medical centre.

3.

If you are coming to a health and funtional capasity test, please fill preparatory survey form and read more how to prepare.

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Please arrive in good time, sign in and sit down for a few moments before the testing begins to allow your blood pressure to stabilise. If you have any old exercise plans or test results, please bring them with you.

Expenses

The employer is responsible for the costs of occupational healthcare, to the extent specified in the occupational healthcare agreement. If your occupational physician or occupational health nurse refers you to the occupational physiotherapist, his or her services and workplace visits will be considered part of the preventive healthcare your employer is legally required to provide. A visit that is part of the occupational healthcare programme is free of charge to you, and you do not need a separate physiotherapy referral (SV3F). 

Experts

Bergdahl-Härkönen Marjo

Occupational Physiotherapist

MDT therapist (McKenzie Method), Personal Trainer. Occupational physiotherapy, MDT therapy (McKenzie Method), PhysioPilates

Besselink Nina

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, workplace visits, ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, fitness tests, guidance, heart rate variability (HRV), physical exercise, group exercise

Bogdanoff Arnikki

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer. Workplace surveys, workplace visits, ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluation, muscle balance tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, guidance, heart rate variability (HRV), sports physiotherapy (endurance sports and ball sports), group exercise, PhysioPilates

Ekroos Katja

Occupational Physiotherapist

 Occupational physiotherapy, musculoskeletal disorders, physical functional capacity evaluation, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), Firstbeat heart rate variability (HRV) tracking

Eskola-Oliva Johanna

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer, PhysioPilates instructor. Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, space planning, ergonomics, workplace visits, guidance, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, heart rate variability (HRV), group exercise, sports physiotherapy (football, track and field, swimming, golf), physiotherapy for groups, physical exercise

Forsberg Päivi

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational physiotherapy, ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, workplace surveys, assessments of physical functioning, fitness tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, Firstbeat heart rate variability (HRV) tracking

Grönqvist Tony

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, workplace visits, ergonomics, space planning

Hakonen Maija

Occupational Physiotherapist

Musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics, peripheral vertigo, physical testing, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping)

Huikuri Pirjo

Occupational Physiotherapist

Iisakkila Jaana

Occupational Physiotherapist

M.Sc. (Health Care), Occupational Physiotherapist

Knuutinen Annukka

Occupational Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Ergonomics, workplace visits, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, fitness tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, guidance, assessment of work ability, heart rate variability (HRV), Mediracer testing, group exercise, PhysioFit, Personal Trainer (Trainer4You), PhysioPilates instructor

Koskela Satu

Occupational Physiotherapist

Musculoskeletal system, assessments of work ability, ergonomics and development of working conditions, health enhancing physical activity, physical testing

Kosonen Minna

Occupational Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer, Nordic Walking Instructor. Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, space planning, ergonomics, workplace visits, guidance, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, fitness tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, Firstbeat heart rate variability (HRV) tests, physical exercise, group exercise

Kosonen Tomi

Occupational Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer. Workplace surveys, workplace visits, ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluation, fitness tests, guidance, systemic vascular resistance (SVR), exercise, group exercise

Laitala Maarit

Occupational Physiotherapist

Ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, fitness tests, guidance, heart rate variability (HRV), Mediracer testing, exercise, group exercise (FysioKimppa, PhysioPilates, neck and back), relaxation for groups

Laukkarinen Tuija

Occupational Physiotherapist

Personal Trainer (Trainer4You). Occupational physiotherapy, Somatic Fysio, Anatomy trains 1&2, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests

Leino Riitta

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Counsellor (Bachelor of Health Care)

Nyman Annamaija

Occupational Physiotherapist

Personal Trainer (Trainer4You). Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, space planning, ergonomics, workplace visits, musculoskeletal symptoms, physical stress, guidance, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), physical functional capacity tests, physical performance test, fitness tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, heart rate variability (HRV), Somatic Fysio, Anatomy trains 1 & 2

Palm Anne

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer, specializing in Sports Physiotherapy. Occupational Physiotherapy, workplace surveys, workplace visits, guidance, ergonomics, space planning, sports physioterapy (endurance sports, cycling), physical performance tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, heart rate variability (HRV), group exercise

Romppanen Pirjo

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational physiotherapy, Personal Trainer (Trainer4You), Diacor Omavalmentaja

Rosenström Markku

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, workplace visits, guidance, ergonomics, space planning, sports physiotherapy (endurance running, tennis, ice skating), physical performance tests, heart rate variability (HRV), systemic vascular resistance (SVR), physical exersice, group exercise

Salo Mari

Occupational Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer. Ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, fitness tests, guidance, physical exercise, group exercise (FysioKimppa, Pilates, neck and shoulder exercise groups, low-threshold groups, musical exercise, relaxation)

Salvén Anu

Physiotherapist, Occupational Physiotherapist

Acupuncture, lymph therapy, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational physiotherapy

Sivander-Heinonen Tuula

Occupational Physiotherapist

M.Sc. (Health Care), Occupational Physiotherapist

Sydänoja Sirpa

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational Physiotherapist, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, ergonomics, space planning, guidance, workload assessments, heart rate variability (HRV), physical performance tests, group exercise, neck and shoulder exercise groups

Tissari Jari

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method), FAF Personal Trainer. Occupational physiotherapy, workplace visits, musculoskeletal disorders, sports physiotherapy, post-operative physical therapy, sports physiotherapy (football, basketball, gym, kettlebell), physical testing, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), acupuncture, heart rate variability (HRV)

Toikka Minna

Occupational Physiotherapist

Ukkonen Tuukka

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, workplace surveys, workplace visits, ergonomics, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, muscle balance tests, Firstbeat heart rate variability (HRV) tracking, sports physiotherapy (swimming, gym), Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests (Functional Movement Systems, Level 2 certified), injury risk assessments for manual workers and athletes, preventive and remedial exercise, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping) and athletic taping

Valpio Riitta

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, Personal Trainer. Workplace visits, lectures, heart rate variability (HRV), physical functional capacity evaluation, sports physiotherapy (rowing, dance, gymnastics), coaching, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping)