Institute of Rehabilitation

The Institute of Rehabilitation is a centre for education, development and research in the field of multidisciplinary rehabilitation. We respond to changing societal needs by renewing rehabilitation and by producing expertise in the field of rehabilitation through education, continuous learning, research and development.

Research in multidisciplinary rehabilitation

Research carried out in the competence area of multidisciplinary rehabilitation is extensive and Interdisciplinary research. The focus of the research is on the development of new rehabilitation methods and operating models for rehabilitation and the evaluation of their effectiveness. The interdisciplinary nature of our research activities is highlighted when different disciplines, methods and professional groups meet.

Renewing rehabilitation through development projects

The goal of our development projects is to widely renew and develop the approaches and competence of rehabilitation.

We create partnership, entrepreneurship and innovations at the Institute of Rehabilitation

One of our main goals is to develop cooperation with companies and create versatile partnerships within education, research and development activities and business development.

We educate experts of multidisciplinary rehabilitation

We educate nearly 200 solid experts in multidisciplinary rehabilitation each year. We also offer master’s degree studies, specialisation studies and diploma courses.

Global cooperation to develop rehabilitation

Our global work advances sustainable development and the most important international initiatives to develop the field of rehabilitation.
We are reforming and strengthening rehabilitation know-how to meet the changing national and international needs.

Our multidisciplinary work

Get to know our multidisciplinary work, experts and new research, development and learning environment RehaLab. 

National and international goals

Our vision is to be internationally recognised developer and implementer of education, continuous learning as well as research, development and innovation activities.

Researching, developing and learning at RehaLab

RehaLab is a research, development and learning environment with modern rehabilitation technology.

Our expert groups are working with topical and globally important rehabilitation themes

We have five expert groups: Digital rehabilitation and guidance, Older people's agency and home-based rehabilitation​, Work well-being and vocational rehabilitation, Active life and exercise rehabilitation and Service paths and client guidance.

More information

Kari-Pekka Murtonen

Johtava asiantuntija, Chief Specialist
Kuntoutusinstituutti, Institute of Rehabilitation
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies

Pekka Anttila

Johtaja Kuntoutusinstituutti, Director Institute of Rehabilitation
Kuntoutusinstituutti, Institute of Rehabilitation
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies