Rehabilitation and aid equipment services

Rehabilitation and mobility aid services are available in case of an injury, disability or illness. Medical rehabilitation helps maintain and improve the client’s physical, mental and social ability to function. The aim is to support independent management of mobility and daily functions. Medical rehabilitation services include physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy for adults as well as mobility aid services.

On this page you will find information on services for the adults and the handicapped.

 

Aid equipment services

HUS Apuvälinekeskus provides aid equipment for Espoo residents whose ability to function has been weakened due to illness, disability or advanced age. HUS Apuvälinekeskus is located in Espoo Hospital, Karvasmäentie 6.

 

Physiotherapy

Appointment booking

The online booking service for physiotherapyallows you to book an appointment for an examination or guidance and counselling for yourself or a child between eight and 14 years of age. You can also change or cancel the appointment in question.

Booking by telephone weekdays 8.30 am-1 pm, tel. 09 816 36000 (call-back service)

Please note that if you need an interpreter for the appointment, you can only book the appointment by telephone.

  • When booking an appointment, give the reason for the appointment and say whether you have a referral.
  • You should reserve 45 minutes for your first visit.
  • You can print out the preliminary information form and fill it in before you come to your first appointment.

Services: individual appointments and groups

Outpatient physiotherapy provides individual and group activities that aim to develop mobility and functional capacity through evidence-based physiotherapy. You will meet with a physiotherapist 1–5 times. If necessary, we also organise follow-up appointments.

Seeking services

  • You can have 1-3 advisory visits to a physiotherapist without a referral.
  • For further treatment, you need a referral from a health centre doctor, a nurse, a special health care doctor or a private doctor.

Physiotherapy groups

The need to participate in a group is considered during the physiotherapist’s examination. Physiotherapy groups meet 1–2 times a week for 30–60 min at a time. The group period lasts for two months at the most. Group activities aim to motivate patients to begin exercising spontaneously.

Client fees in physiotherapy

Locations

Physiotherapy in Kanta-Espoo / Espoo Centre
Visiting address: Kaivomestarinniitty 2
Mailing address: P.O.Box 2512, 02070 City of Espoo

Physiotherapy in Espoonlahti
Visiting address: Merikansantie 4 (0-kerros)
Mailing address: P.O.Box 2400, 02070 City of Espoo

Physiotherapy in Leppävaara
Visiting address: Konstaapelinkatu 2 (3. kerros)
Mailing address: P.O.Box 2119, 02070 City of Espoo

Physiotherapy in Tapiola
Visiting address: Ahertajantie 2 (4. kerros)
Mailing address: P.O.Box 2229, 02070 City of Espoo

Foot therapy

The Foot Therapy Unit is located at the Tapiola Health Centre. We give treatment to people with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Contact information for foot therapy

Foor therapy at Tapiola Health Centre
Tel. 09 816 27770 weekdays 8 am−2 pm (call-back service)
Visiting address: Ahertajantie 2
Mailing address: P.O.Box 2200, 02070 City of Espoo

Seeking services

You need a referral from a doctor or a nurse before you can book an appointment to foot therapy. Please contact your health centre in order to get the referral.

Client fees for foot therapy

The cliet fee for foot therapy is 9 euros per visit.

Rehabilitation services for people with developmental disabilities

Rehabilitation services assesses the need for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, and draws up rehabilitation plans in Finnish for children and adults who live in Espoo and have been diagnosed with a developmental disability in special health care before the age of 18 years.

Contact information

Telephone services weekdays 8.30 am–1 pm, tel. 09 816 36000 (call-back service)
Visiting address: Pihatörmä 1 C, 3. floor
Mailing address: Avokuntoutus, PL 2311, 02070 City of Espoo
Fax: 09 816 42381
Parking on level P3, handicapped parking in front of building C

Seeking services

A customer relationship with us can be sought at the end of a follow-up period in special health care or when a person with a developmental disability moves to Espoo from elsewhere.

Services

Most of the rehabilitation is conducted as medical rehabilitation of severely disabled persons organised by Kela, which means that the service is provided by private therapists who have a contract with Kela. If the rehabilitation does not meet the criteria for medical rehabilitation of severely disabled persons, it is conducted by EKKU’s own therapists, either through group rehabilitation or individual therapy.

Rehabilitation services also has a psychologist who conducts support discussions with clients who have developmental disabilities and their parents, regarding matters connected to the developmental disability. The psychologist also performs evaluations as requested by the physician at the Rehabilitation services.

Our clients include approximately 1,000 people with developmental disabilities. Their rehabilitation is taken care of mainly by therapists. The medical care, medication and emergencies of people with developmental disabilities are managed or treated at health centres as normal.

Rehabilitation planning

Rehabilitation planners provide guidance and instruction in matters concerning medical rehabilitation

Our services

Contact a rehabilitation planner when you need

  • a rehabilitation plan in order to apply for rehabilitation organised by Kela or an insurance company
  • guidance or instruction for physiotherapy, occupational or speech therapy

Contact information

Appointment booking weekdays 8.30 am–1 pm, tel. 09 816 36000 (call-back service)
Mailing address: Outpatient rehabilitation services, Rehabilitation planning, P.O. Box 2311, 02070 City of Espoo
E-mail: kuntoutussuunnittelu@espoo.fi
When you contact us by e-mail, please include your name, your telephone number, and the reason for your contact.

Speech therapy for adults

Speech therapy flr adults is available in Finnish and Swedish.

Contact information for speech therapy

Appointments online:
You can make an appointment for speech therapy online if you are over 18 years of age, you do not need an interpreter and you have a recommendation or referral from a doctor or speech therapist to speech therapy for adults. You can also move or cancel an appointment online.  When making the appointment, tell us why you need an appointment for speech therapy and whether you have a referral.

Please note that all speech therapy appointments cannot be cancelled or moved online. Certain appointments may be tied to a certain period or location, in which case cancelling or moving the appointment requires discussion. If an appointment cannot be cancelled or moved in the online appointment system, please contact our centralised appointment booking. Appointments for speech therapy for the intellectually disabled are booked by telephone through the centralised appointment booking.

Appointments online

Booking by telephone;
Appointment booking weekdays 8.30 am–1 pm, tel. 09 816 36000 (call-back service)
Visiting address: Pihatörmä 1 C, 3. floor (entrance from level A3)

Nutrition therapy

Contact information

Appointment booking: tel. 09 816 34500 weekdays 7 am–6 pm
Visiting address: Ahertajantie 2, 5. floor

Seeking services

You will get personal nutrition therapy in case of e.g. food allergies, eatign disorders, underweight, overweight, kidney diseases, keliakia and gastro-intestinal disorders. You need a referral for nutrition therapy from a doctor or a nurse before you can book an appointment.

Food diary

Occupational therapy for adults

The aim of occupational therapy is to provide assistance with daily life to help people overcome occupational limitations and find and master methods to take care of themselves, interact with people, work or study and enjoy recreational activities.

Contact information

Appointments online:
You can make an appointment for occupational therapy online if you are over 18 years of age, you do not need an interpreter and you have a recommendation or referral from a doctor, nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist to occupational therapy for adults. You can also move or cancel an appointment online. When making the appointment, tell us why you need an appointment for occupational therapy and whether you have a referral.

Please note that all occupational therapy appointments cannot be cancelled or moved online. Certain appointments may be tied to a certain period or location, in which case cancelling or moving the appointment requires discussion. If an appointment cannot be cancelled or moved in the online appointment system, please contact our centralised appointment booking. Appointments for occupational therapy for the intellectually disabled are booked by telephone through the centralised appointment booking.

Appointments online

Booking by telephone:
Appointment booking weekdays 8.30 am–1 pm, tel. 09 816 36000 (call-back service)
Visiting address: Merikansantie 4 C, entrance D, 02320 Espoo
Mailing address: PL 2708, 02070 Espoon kaupunki
Parking: Handicapped parking in front of the elderly home

Seeking service

Customers usually come to occupational therapy with a referral from a doctor, home care, a social worker or physiotherapist. You can also contact us on your own initiative, without a referral.

Services

Examples of occupational therapy services for adults:

  • Assessment of occupational capacity
  • Assessment of the need for aid equipment
  • Assessment of the need for accommodation adjustment work (see also Disability services)
  • Assessment of functions concerning using services and living at home
  • Promoting management of activity sets, such as taking care of oneself, home care, hobbies or services
  • Practising different occupational capabilities, such as fine motor skills, perception or memory
  • Promoting other factors, which facilitate activity, such as making static hand orthoses.
  • Guidance and instruction: for the customer, their families and other relevant parties