The physiotherapist conducts a physical examination, devises a treatment plan, and discusses it with the patient. The patient is always responsible for their own recovery, with the physiotherapist playing a supportive role.

The goals of the treatment may include:

Improved functioning of specific body areas Optimal functioning within the limitations of a chronic condition Pain reduction Since January 1, 2007, individuals can directly visit a physiotherapist when experiencing complaints; before this date, a referral from a general practitioner or specialist was necessary.