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Adaptation training course for adults with rheumatism

The rehabilitation course is suitable for you, if

  • you are over 18 and you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or some other inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • you are in need of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and the initial treatment period has ended or your condition is otherwise stable
  • you are able to function independently enough to move around the service provider’s premises and to participate in the rehabilitation without constant assistance.

Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged

Use the search term “reuma-kuntoutuskurssi”. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.

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Rehabilitation is arranged for the following target groups:

  • adults in work with rheumatoid arthritis
  • adults in work suffering from ankylosing spondylitis
  • adults suffering from psoriatic arthritis
  • persons aged between 18 and 39 with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or some other inflammatory rheumatic disease.
  • adults not in work suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or some other inflammatory rheumatic disease.

The course is also available in Swedish.

Purpose of the course

The aim of the course is to provide support and guidance and to help you cope in everyday life. The course aims to increase your resources and skills so that you are able to participate in activities in your own living environment.

Content of the course and implementation

The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.

The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.

The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. The course lasts 15 days and it is divided into three 5-day periods. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day.

The service provider contacts you before and after the rehabilitation and between the rehabilitation periods.

Course personnel

The course is implemented by the following experts:

  • specialist in rheumatology
  • 2 physiotherapists or a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist
  • psychologist
  • registered nurse or public health nurse.

Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.

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Last modified 19/6/2023