Chiropractor Jani Mikkonen

Professional ethos

I’m committed to patient-centered care, clinical excellence and lifelong learning. I’m clinically specialised in chronic (long term) and multifactorial neuromusculoskeletal patient cases.

Clinical work and expertise

Chiropractic and neurological rehabilitation specialist care is an effective treatment for many types of neuromusculoskeletal conditions (conditions that affect the locomotor and nervous systems). The most common complaints seen in the clinic are

  • Chronic musculoskeletal or head pain syndromes
  • Dizziness, vertigo, and,  balance problems
  • Functional breathing problems
  • Neurologic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal symptom treatment on different chronic neurologic and rheumatic diseases

The main goals of treatment are a decrease of symptoms and increased function of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The first office visit consists of a thorough history, examination, plan of management and most common treatment (if there are no other studies needed before treatment). Treatment can include manual therapy, acupuncture, neurological rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise and lifestyle advice. The initial consultation takes forty minutes and subsequent treatment and rehabilitation appointments take twenty or forty minutes depending on individual needs.

Academics and specialist studies

My academic background consists of  Chiropractic degrees in the U.K. 2003-2007 and clinical neurological rehabilitation specialist studies in the U.S. 2013-2017, where I was granted DACNB (Diplomate of American Chiropractic Neurology Board) status. Currently, I’m a PhD student in the Clinical Medicine program at the University of Eastern Finland, where I’m working at the multidisciplinary international research group. My main research interests are the relationship between pain and postural stability. The first two PhD articles were published in the prestigious BMC Neurology and The Journal of Clinical Medicine journals in 2021. I received a significant three-year research grant from ECCRE (European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence) in 2021.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

I’m a member and/or delegate of many national and international multidisciplinary expert panels, committees, and associations. I have an active collaborating national and international network with medical doctors, dentists, colleagues, physiotherapists, and psychologists. The clinic in the Helsinki city centre attracts patients from all corners of Finland.

Extensive publication record

So far, I have published over fifty articles in different health-related, professional, and scientific publications. I’m one of the authors of the evidence-based multidisciplinary Pain book, which was published in March 2020. I wrote book chapters about breathing exercises for pain management, manual therapy, and post-concussion pain syndrome. The Pain book will be translated also into German by Elsevier Publisher. The German version will be released in 2022.

I have been interviewed and featured numerous times for different leading Finnish national newspapers and health magazines on different aspects relating to neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Warmly welcome to the clinic,

Jani Mikkonen D.C, B.Sc (Hons), DACNB.

Treatment fees and appointment booking

1st appointment 40 minutes 90 euros. Following treatments 20 minutes 80 euros or 40 minutes 110 euros. Appointment booking: https://selkakuntoutus.fi/varaa-aika or tel. 044 706 7773 or jani@selkakuntoutus.fi