The Chair for Rehabilitation Medicine headed by Prof. Dr Heinz Völler is researching new concepts in the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic and degenerative diseases.
The content includes, among other things, vocational reintegration and long-term care for older patients with mobility restrictions or malnutrition. The effectiveness of modern communications and use of telemetric interventions are also assessed from a scientific standpoint.
Above all, the professor is dedicated to interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral tasks within modern rehabilitation medicine. In this way, the development of new care models is driven forward both on the basis of intervention studies and within the framework of care research.
A further focus is participation in the development of research-based teaching in the FGW master’s courses “Public Health, Exercise and Nutrition” and “Public Health Research”.
The professor’s colleagues work in specialist national and international medical companies, work and study groups. Their key focuses are the effectiveness of multi-modal cardiological rehabilitation, telemedical training therapy and the creation of guidelines and position papers to standardise cardiological rehabilitation in the European context.
You can find a current list of publications on the professorial homepage.