The new Medical Spa

Since 2014 we have been offering the pilot project "Gesundheitsvorsorge aktiv (GVA)". This new holistic medical spa therapy for musculoskeletal disorders was invented by the social pension insurance company (Pensionsversicherungsanstalt). In contrast to the conventional medical spa, it includes more active therapies.

The main focus of this therapy programme is laid on physical activity, nutrition and mental health, depending on the patients' needs.

Who would benefit from the GVA?

GVA is aimed at patients with

  • degenerative and inflammatory muskuloskeletal diseases
  • other inflammatory diseases e. g. psoriasis, gout, connective tissue disease
  • limitations after injuries or surgical procedures, e. g. joint or spine surgery


The new holistic medical spa "Gesundheitsvorsorge Aktiv" (GVA) focuses on physical activity, nutrition and mental health. It is aimed on prolonging the healthy years of life and decreasing the amount of sickness absence.

GVA supports you in adapting a healthier lifestyle on a long-term basis. Recovery and detachment from everyday life are two important factors of success. You can begin to change your normal behaviour outside your usual environment in how to deal with stress, adapt a healthy diet and include more physical activity in your everyday life.


In the course of your medical entry examination, your doctor will define the main focus of your treatment based on your individual therapy aims.

Physical activity
Gymnastics, medical training therapy, including nordic walking, cardio and strength training. In workshops and lectures you will gain noteworthy knowledge on healthy physical activity and training effects.

Mental health
In group sessions you will learn about psychological aspects in health behaviour and relaxation techniques.

Nutrition counselling
In group sessions patients learn about healthy nutrition. In special cases, dietitians advise patients on healthy nutrition in one-to-one-consultations.

Regular medical process examinations assure a therapeutic success.

Application form

Your doctor submits the completed application form to your insurance company in order to get the treatment costs covered.

You will be notified by your insurance company via mail when your application has been approved. Hence, we will send you the date of stay in our facility.

Download your application form here:


Our Team

Elke Böttcher, MD
Head of Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Medical Spa
Doctor of internal medicine and rheumatology

Sieglinde Bernögger, MD
Doctor of general medicine

Cornelia Gaggl, MD
Doctor of general medicine

Karin Hornbanger, MD
Doctor of general medicine

Head of therapy
Gudrun Aichern

Head of nursing staff
Claudia Blasnig