What is a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist treats people with physical complaints. It generally concerns complaints to the joints, muscles and tendons that are caused by overload, incorrect posture or accidents. A physiotherapist helps with the recovery and prevention of injuries.
To be able to call himself a physiotherapist, the physiotherapist must first complete his or her HBO training in physiotherapy. It is a title protected by law. Physiotherapists must meet a number of quality requirements and are registered in the Paramedics Quality Register.
Do I need a referral
Since 2006 you no longer need a referral to see a physiotherapist. This is called Direct Accessibility Physiotherapy (DTF). There will be a short screening during the first visit. During this screening, the physiotherapist will ask you a few questions to estimate whether you have come to the right place for your complaints at the physiotherapist.
If you come with a referral from your doctor or specialist, you can immediately start investigating your complaints. In case of referral, take this with you to your first appointment.
Our physiotherapists do not have contracts with health insurers
Our philosophy is that the patient must be central and individual customization for the treatment plan is essential. The physiotherapists of VoetPortaal therefore do not have a contract with health insurers about standard rates and standard treatments.
Depending on the coverage provided by your health insurance (in-kind policy, reimbursement policy, supplementary insurance), your insurance will reimburse the consultation in whole, in part or possibly not at all.
We advise you to check your insurance conditions beforehand to find out whether – and if so for what part – you will be reimbursed for our treatment. Your insurance may require a referral from a general practitioner or other doctor as a condition for claiming the costs.