Forerunner in rehabilitation

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation is one of the three recognised focus areas of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. We act as a forerunner in rehabilitation, developing the best rehabilitation solutions in collaboration with working and business life.

We have a significant educational mission, in addition to which we engage in a number of RDI development projects and competent service business and research activities.  

At the heart of everything is a well-functioning everyday life that we pursue in a customer-oriented and multidisciplinary way by promoting working and functioning.

  • Active life and excercise rehabilitation
  • Client and Service guidance and rehabilitation processes
  • Technologies ​and operating environments ​to support rehabilitation

JAMK and Venture Development Finland Ltd to engage in cooperation

11 October 2018

JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Venture Development Finland Ltd have initiated cooperation that aims at setting up a new service package focused on multidisciplinary rehabilitation. The cooperation is also part of the Growth Accelerator programme jointly implemented by the City of Jyväskylä, the University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Venture Development Finland.

A large number of smart services and solutions that utilise digitalisation have emerged around health and well-being activities. The network of services is very extensive, and in many cases, clear service packages are missing. In the field of rehabilitation in particular, easy-to-use and customer-oriented turnkey solutions that utilise modern technology are almost completely lacking. 

Rehabilitation activities have a long tradition in Finland, especially because of our war veterans. The current lifestyles, increasingly stringent demands of working life, changes in the social structure (such as increased loneliness) and strong growth in the number of elderly people have changed and increased the need for rehabilitation, and rehabilitation activities have been unable to pick up the pace. The demands of contemporary life and long institutional rehabilitation periods are difficult to combine. Instead, new forms of rehabilitation are needed that are more of the outpatient type and take account of and provide support for everyday activities. Special effort is also needed to develop coherent and timely rehabilitation processes.

To address this demand, Venture Development Finland and JAMK signed a contract on 11 October 2018 to launch a Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation development programme and cooperation. The purpose of the cooperation is to create new, easily accessible and deployable products and services in the rehabilitation sector and improve the quality of rehabilitation activities. In addition to the domestic market, the service package will be commercialised for the international market as well.

The services and technologies may relate to the detection, prevention and rehabilitation of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, to people of different ages living at home or in a home-like environment, or to rehabilitation from sports- and exercise-induced injuries, to name but a few examples. This new, productised turnkey service concept will be tailored for the end customer to be as easy to use as possible. The best operators in the field will be selected for the programme, and co-operation will be used as a means of ensuring the quality of the operations. 

Venture Development Finland Ltd has 10 years of international expertise in business and value growth. The company has experts not only in Finland, but also in Stockholm, Rome, Frankfurt and the United States. In addition to planning, the company’s experts have developed in practice the business of more than 150 companies – from sales to partnerships and from financing to international growth.

JAMK is a nationally recognised developer and forerunner in the rehabilitation sector. JAMK educates rehabilitation experts to address future needs and responds to challenges related to working and functional capacity by developing new rehabilitation services. In collaboration with working and business life and institutes of higher education, research and development, JAMK engages in multidisciplinary research and development activities and provides consultation services.

The Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation project is included as part of Venture Development Finland’s Wealth & Health and Smart Digital Home development programmes that focus on health and well-being, safety, energy efficiency, communication, construction and interior design, and living comfort.


RDI activities in multidisciplinary rehabilitation

We act as the forerunner of rehabilitation and pilot interesting ways to implement rehabilitation. Take a look at our projects currently under way!


Applied research

In the field of multidisciplinary rehabilitation, special effort has been put on the development of applied research at the regional and national level. The aim of applied research is to help in developing new rehabilitation methods and operating models and to increase knowledge of the usability and effectiveness of rehabilitation methods. The activities are practice-oriented and are carried out in collaboration with regional operators and researchers in the field of rehabilitation.

We educate hundreds of experts in multidisciplinary rehabilitation every year

The Institute of Rehabilitation educates nearly 200 solid experts in multidisciplinary rehabilitation each year: physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation counsellors. We also offer master’s degree studies in multidisciplinary rehabilitation and sport and exercise physiotherapy.

We also provide diploma courses and specialisation studies in the form of continuing education to address the evolving needs of working life.

Contact information

Malkki Pertti

Malkki Pertti

Yksikönjohtaja, Director
HYVI Hallinto, Administration
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
Immonen Mirja

Immonen Mirja

Johtaja Kuntoutusinstituutti, Director Institute of Rehabilitation
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies