Physiotherapy aims to help people to cope with the requirements of their everyday life in their own living environment. Physiotherapist training gives students the ability to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate the locomotion and operational ability of people of different ages using various physiotherapeutic methods. Through service activities, students have practised, for example, the organisation and supervision of events promoting physical exercise among special needs groups as well as other events promoting operational capabilities.
Service activities have been spread over to practical training and theory periods, in which the studies completed will be included in physiotherapy courses deemed appropriate for each student. Vocational studies emphasise both entrepreneurship and project management, which are realised in research and development projects conducted in collaboration with working life bodies. Many projects have also been realised as students' theses. Cooperation partners include the Sports Department of the City of Oulu, hospitals, rehabilitation institutions, organisations for the disabled, organisations for war veterans, patient associations, sports clubs and educational institutions.
Service activities offer:
- Group physiotherapy for special needs groups
- Events promoting well-being at work and physical exercise
- Research and development activities as separate projects
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