Karl Landsteiner Gesellschaft

Institute for Remobilisation and Functional Health

Institute head
  • Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Quittan, MSc
    Kaiser Franz Joseph Spital
    SMZ-Süd, Kundratstrasse 3, 1100 Vienna
Research partners
  • Research Platform „Active Ageing“
  • Social medical Centre South –  Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna
    - Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    - 2nd Medical Department of Rheumatology, Osteology and Acute Geriatrics
    - Department of Neurology
    - Department of Surgery
    - Pathological-Bacteriological Institute
    - Central Radiology Institute and Imaging Centre
  • Medical University of Vienna
    University Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Institute for Medical Statistics
  • University of Vienna
    Department for Sport and Performance Physiology, Centre for Sports Sciences and University Sport
    Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Nutritional Science
    Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Karl Landsteiner Institute for Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Elektrostimulation and Physical Rehabilitation
Research focal points
  • Skeletal muscles (clinical, biochemical, histological and immuno-histochemical diagnosis of muscular atrophy and therapeutic measures to prevent muscular atrophy)
  • Early rehabilitation
  • Effect of combination physical therapy
  • painless rehabilitation
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Rehabilitation of vascular patients
International Background

The “International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health” (ICF) adopted by the World Health Organisation in 2001 covers functional health. This concept supplements organ diagnosis based on ICD-10, and describes the impairments to bodily function and structures, activity and participation.

Institut für Remobilisation und funktionale Gesundheit

In the post-acute and chronic phase of many illnesses, patients frequently suffer from severe deficits in the field of functional health that concern not only their musculoskeletal system (contractures, muscular atrophy etc.) but also organs and mental functions (e.g. hospitalism, depression). These changes are referred to as the deconditioning syndrome. This problem complex means that these patients need intensive medical-rehabilitative care.

Institut für Remobilisation und funktionale Gesundheit

The focus of the Institute's research is accordingly on the scientific investigation and further development of the therapeutic possibilities for re-establishing patient functional health following a serious illness or injury.

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Quittan, MSc
Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr.
Michael Quittan, MSc