Welcome to
Evolution physiotherapy!

This page is specifically created for expats in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, aiming to provide information on how physiotherapy works and what you can expect from what we provide at Evolution Fysiotherapie.


How does physiotherapy work?

In the Netherlands, physiotherapists are the go-to professionals to visit after an injury or for physical pain, in contrast to many other countries where people typically turn to chiropractors or osteopaths.

Dutch health insurance usually covers the entire cost of physiotherapy, while osteopathy and chiropractic care often have only partial coverage.

Moreover, no doctor referral is required, and appointments are typically available within 48 hours.


How to Identify a Qualified Physiotherapist?

The Netherlands prioritizes accessible and high-quality healthcare. Every physiotherapist completes a rigorous 4-year education and receives a professional healthcare registration number (BIG). Additionally, they must work a minimum of 20 hours weekly to maintain their practical skills.

To showcase their professional dedication and commitment to staying up-to-date with evolving medical practices, physiotherapists also have the opportunity to enroll in the Central Quality Register (CKR), established by the professional organization Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF).

Our practice, Evolution Fysiotherapie, proudly maintains both BIG and CKR registrations, ensuring the latest and highest-quality treatment and examination techniques for our patients. We are dedicated to innovation, meeting patient needs, and staying at the forefront of physical therapy in the Netherlands.

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At our practice, we prioritize a comprehensive approach to physiotherapy, with each therapist specializing in specific areas of the body.

Our specialized therapies include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck and headache complaints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Injuries

By focusing our expertise on these areas, we ensure that you receive targeted and effective care tailored to your personal needs.

Expert Physical Therapy for Expats in Amsterdam

Newcomers often suffer from desk-related discomfort, particularly in the back, shoulders, elbows, and neck due to extended sitting and poor ergonomics. We offer quick pain relief and promote long-term solutions by improving your posture and workspace if needed, so you can stay active in Amsterdam’s busy life.

Here’s why you should choose us:

  • Highly skilled physical therapists specializing in shoulder, elbow, back, and neck pain.
  • Appointments are available within 48 hours
  • Extended sessions and convenient payment options.
  • Centrally located in Amsterdam.
  • You can easily schedule appointments via WhatsApp.
  • Personalized coaching.
  • Treatment can be provided in English.

How many treatments do I need?

The number of treatments required varies based on your injury. In the Netherlands, the average number of sessions provided for recovery is 12.  In our practice, it typically takes just 7.26 treatments to help you become injury-free!

Preparing for Your First Visit

For your initial appointment, bring your ID for verification; your health insurance card is optional. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate easy access to the affected area and that allow you to move confortably.

While we can examine you through your clothing, certain techniques like ultrasound and taping require direct skin contact.

If you have a therapist preference, mention it when booking, or select your choice on our website. We prioritize hygiene, providing fresh towels and bed covers for each patient.

Physiotherapy Fees

The first session costs 75 euros, during which we take the time to properly diagnose the issue. We then discuss and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. If you agree to the plan, we can begin the treatment immediately. The following sessions cost 40 euros.

  • You have Dutch health insurance: your therapy is covered.
  • You are uninsured: you can conveniently pay cash or through online banking.

Our services include:

  • Deep Friction massage (DFM)
  • Manipulation (commonly referred to as “cracking”)
  • Dry needling
  • Medical taping and advanced taping techniques
  • Customized exercise programs (including stretching, strength, endurance, and stability)
  • Expert coaching to guide your recovery and enhance your overall health.

Convenient Location

Evolution Fysiotherapie
Hugo de Vrieslaan 3
1097 ED Amsterdam

Our Amsterdam East location is easily accessible by car, train, tram, and bus. With a bus stop right in front of our practice and a tram stop just around the corner, transportation is a breeze.

Both Amstel station and Science Park train stations are nearby, and you can reach us from just three connecting bus stops from either station.

Hugo de Vrieslaan 3, 1097 ED Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Experience our dedicated care for a pain-free life in Amsterdam

and make an appointment!

Making an appointment is easy. The fastest way is by Whatsapp. Text us you’re injury, name and when you are available to come. We check your request and confirm what time we are available.

Mail: info@evolutionfysiotherapie.nl
Tel: +31 (6) – 42 55 73 07