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.

We are a significant national centre of expertise that serves as a global platform for the development of rehabilitation.

Happening now

14.1. 2022

New Master's Degree Programme: Digital Rehabilitation

In this totally new programme you will be building competences with presently available digital technologies while gaining additional skills in using and designing emerging technologies.

Our multidisciplinary work

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

National and international goals

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.
Multidisciplinary expertise

Multidisciplinary expertise

We have over 60 Specialists working in the Institute of Rehabilitation whose core competence is in the areas of education, development, global co-operation and research.
Researching, developing and learning at RehaLab

Researching, developing and learning at RehaLab

RehaLab is a research, development and learning environment with modern rehabilitation technology.
We are reforming and strengthening rehabilitation know-how to meet the changing national and international needs.
Renewing rehabilitation through development projects

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

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 experts of multidisciplinary rehabilitation

We educate nearly 200 solid experts in multidisciplinary rehabilitation each year: physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation counsellors. We also offer master’s degree studies, specialisation studies and diploma courses.
Our expert groups are working with topical and globally important rehabilitation themes

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

Asiantuntija, Specialist
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358503526606

Mirja Immonen

Johtaja Kuntoutusinstituutti, Director Institute of Rehabilitation
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405478949