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Tules courses with accommodation (inpatient courses)

The Tules musculoskeletal rehabilitation courses are suitable for you, if

  • you are over 18 and you have been diagnosed with a back condition or a musculoskeletal condition affecting your neck, shoulders or upper or lower limbs
  • your symptoms have continued for more than 3 months and have not been alleviated by outpatient physiotherapeutic rehabilitation or your own efforts at self-management.
  • your condition makes it difficult for you to cope with your work or studies or to otherwise function in your daily life.
  • you are able to function independently enough to move around the service provider’s premises without assistance and to participate fully in the course
  • you are motivated to improve your functional capacity and to make lifestyle changes.

The following are not accepted to the course:

  • persons whose need for rehabilitation is related to immediate follow-up care after treatment provided within the healthcare system or to rehabilitation needed after discharge from inpatient care
  • persons for whom group-based rehabilitation is not a suitable alternative
  • persons with an acute or untreated substance abuse problem.

There are 3 different courses for persons currently in work:

  • clients with neck and shoulder symptoms
  • clients with back symptoms
  • clients with musculoskeletal disorders in the lower limbs.

There are 2 different courses for persons currently not in work:

  • clients under 68 (the same course for all diagnostic categories)
  • clients over 68 (the same course for all diagnostic categories)

Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged

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

Rehabilitation course search

The course is also available in Swedish.

The Tules course for Sámi speakers is held in Finnish and interpreted into Sámi as needed.

More information on Tules courses for Sámi speakers in

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. Each course lasts 13 days (5 + 5 + 3). 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:

  • doctor
  • physiotherapist
  • registered nurse or public health nurse
  • psychologist

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

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Last modified 16/1/2023

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