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Physiotherapy in the Netherlands

Physiotherapy is a profession that focuses on assessing, diagnosing and treating physical impairments. Physiotherapists work with patients to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement and well-being. We have listed the best with English speaking staff.

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FAQ about Physiotherapy

Do i need a referral from my GP?

In the Netherlands, you do not necessarily need a GP referral to see a physiotherapist. Since 2006, the Dutch healthcare system allows direct access to physiotherapy services without a referral. However, some health insurance policies might still require a referral for reimbursement purposes, so it is advisable to check the specific conditions of your health insurance policy.

What are conditions physiotherapy can help me with?

  • Musculoskeletal problems (e.g., back pain, neck pain, joint injuries)
  • Neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, multiple sclerosis)
  • Cardiovascular issues (e.g., rehabilitation after a heart attack)
  • Respiratory conditions (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain management



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