Research on general healthcare.

Osteoarthritis hip-knee (guideline)

The updated guideline for Osteoarthritis hip-knee by Rehab Lab is designed for general physiotherapists and remedial therapists who treat individuals suffering from osteoarthritis in the hip and/or knee, including the pre- and post-operative periods related to joint replacement surgery.

Code of Ethics for Physiotherapists.

The “Professional Code for Physiotherapists” has been revised from the 2012 edition of the “Professional Ethics and Rules of Conduct for Physiotherapists” and emphasizes the growing significance of the patient’s role.

Stroke (guideline)

The “Stroke Guideline” from the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy is designed to assist first, second-, and third-line physiotherapists in treating patients with cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) as the primary diagnosis, across the entire healthcare continuum.

Ankle sprain (guideline)

The Ankle Sprain guideline by the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy (KNGF) focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries resulting from inversion trauma to the lateral capsular ligament apparatus and functional instability of the ankle. The guideline also covers measures to prevent recurring injuries, as well as sport-specific treatment and rehabilitation recommendations for acute ankle injuries and functional instability.

Guideline for Physiotherapeutic Record-Keeping 2019

This guideline outlines the necessary information that must be documented in a physiotherapeutic file. It specifies the data required for compliance with the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) and for physiotherapeutic clinical reasoning. The guideline provides a concise overview of this data with a brief explanation, while the accountability and explanatory notes offer more detailed information. This directive has been effective since January 1, 2020. For dossiers created between 2016-2019, the 2016 reporting guideline applies, while the 2011 reporting guideline is applicable for the period 2011-2015. Both can be accessed under the downloads section.

Cardiac rehabilitation (guideline)

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Guideline of the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy provides guidelines for physiotherapeutic treatment of patients eligible for cardiac rehabilitation, both in the clinical and outpatient phases.

The guideline on information exchange between general practitioners.

The recently released paramedic guideline by HASP offers a framework for the exchange of patient referral information between physicians and paramedics. This collaborative effort involved other professional associations in the paramedical field, and supersedes the 2012 HAFT guideline (Information exchange between general practitioners and physiotherapists).

Information exchange GP-paramedic (2020)

The new HASP paramedic guideline provides physicians and paramedics with the basis for transferring patient referral information. The guideline was created through a collaboration between other paramedical professional associations, and thus replaces the HAFT guideline (Information exchange between general practitioners and physiotherapists) published in 2012.

Complaints of the arm, neck and/or shoulder.

The guideline outlines the physiotherapeutic approach to treating patients experiencing pain and/or other symptoms in the arm, neck, and/or shoulder due to a health condition.

Low back pain and lumbosacral radicular syndrome (guideline)

The Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome guideline of the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy is a guideline for physiotherapists in the treatment of patients with low back pain and/or symptoms consistent with lumbosacral radicular syndrome.

This guideline provides recommendations for the physiotherapeutic treatment of patients who have undergone a meniscectomy.

The guideline on Meniscectomy by the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy outlines the physiotherapeutic diagnostic and therapeutic process for patients who have undergone a primary meniscectomy (arthroscopic or arthrotomy).

Guideline on neck pain provides a framework for physiotherapists to diagnose and treat patients with neck pain, including pain that radiates to the arm. The guideline covers various aspects of neck pain, including assessment, diagnosis, classification, and treatment options.

The guideline on neck pain from outlines the physiotherapeutic and manual therapeutic treatments that are recommended for patients experiencing neck pain.


The guideline on Oncology by provides a set of recommendations for physiotherapists and remedial therapists who are involved in treating patients with cancer or those who have undergone cancer treatment.

The guideline on Osteoporosis provides recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis, a condition characterized by reduced bone mass and increased risk of fractures. The guideline is aimed at physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis.

The guideline on Osteoporosis by the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy is intended to provide guidance for physiotherapists in managing patients with health conditions related to osteoporosis.

Parkinson (guidline)

The Parkinson’s Disease guideline of the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy (KNGF) is a directive for the physiotherapeutic management of patients with Parkinson’s disease, based on the European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease.

Guideline for rheumatoid arthritis is a guideline that provides recommendations for physiotherapeutic diagnosis and treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis guideline of the Royal Dutch Association for Physiotherapy is a guideline for the general physiotherapist in the treatment of people with this condition.

Guideline on stress urinary incontinence provides recommendations for physiotherapeutic treatment in patients with this condition.

On stress (urinary) incontinence provides guidance on the physiotherapeutic treatment of stress (urinary) incontinence (SUI) or mixed incontinence with SUI as the dominant form in both women and men.

Guidline provides guidance for the physiotherapeutic treatment of patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease.

Guideline on Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease provides guidance on the physiotherapeutic diagnosis and treatment for patients with this condition.

Self-management in healthcare.

Self-management in healthcare refers to the ability of patients to actively participate in the management of their own health, through behaviors such as monitoring symptoms, adhering to treatment plans, and making lifestyle changes. This approach is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of healthcare, as it empowers patients to take a more active role in their own care and can lead to better health outcomes.

Pregnancy-related pelvic pain (guideline)

Guideline for Pregnancy-related pelvic and/or low back pain (ZGBP) outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic process for women who experience pain in the pelvis and/or low back during pregnancy or up to 9 months after childbirth. The guideline is applicable when there is a clear correlation between the pregnancy and the onset of pain in the pelvis and/or low back, resulting in limitations and participation problems, and the patient actively seeks treatment.

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