Stroke rehabilitation care
If you or a loved one are recovering from a stroke, we're here to help. We offer comprehensive stroke rehabilitation services to help you improve personal function and gain as much independence as possible, reaching your full potential.
Partnering with you toward your recovery
Your coordinated stroke care team of experts provides expert care and helps you understand your diagnosis, providing treatment options throughout your health journey and follow-up care. Our approach is comprehensive and tailors care to meet your individual goals to optimize recovery and well-being.
Stroke rehabilitation services at Allina Health
At Allina Health, our stroke rehabilitation services through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, follow-up care and community-based services and resources. The Institute's physician-directed stroke program provides comprehensive care, a team approach and support at every stage of your recovery.
A stroke can happen at any age. The physical, mental and emotional impact can range from mild to severe. A stroke is a brain injury, and as with other types of brain injuries, each person’s challenges and rehabilitation goals vary and may change over time. No matter where you are in your journey, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is the place to be.
We strive to use the latest evidenced-based walking and gait technology available. We support you on your path to recovery with our use of robotics and adaptive technology for body weight-supported treadmill training, robotic walking systems, functional electrical stimulation, environmental control access, virtual reality and more.
Your stroke rehabilitation experts at Allina Health
Our stroke rehabilitation team has built a reputation for exceptional quality of care and outcomes. Team members who specialize in the treatment of stroke include:
- physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- psychologists and neuropsychologists
- rehabilitation nurses
- care coordinators
- social workers
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- speech/language pathologists
- therapeutic recreational specialists
Other rehabilitation care team members include nurse practitioners, pediatric specialists, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, chaplains and other health professionals that may participate in your rehabilitation and recovery.
The team is led by medical director Diane Chappuis, MD, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, who is also the lead physician for spasticity management.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Research Center is committed to advancing the treatment and outcomes for individuals that have experienced a stroke. Learn more.
Our comprehensive outpatient programs focus on your continued recovery, helping you learn new skills and managing symptoms to improve your day-to-day function and regain as much independence as possible. Services are available across the lifespan – from pediatric to adults. A referral from a provider is needed for most services.
To schedule a therapy appointment, call 612-262-7900.
To schedule an outpatient PM&R (physical medicine) clinic appointment, call 612-863-4495.
A wide range of community services are available to help you get back to living, working and playing as independently as possible. These include:
- Activity Based Locomotor Exercise ABLE
- Adapted Sports and Recreation
- Assistive Technology (virtual reality, environmental controls)
- Community Behavioral Services
- Drivers Assessment and Training
- Fitness, wellness and pool services
- Community Resources and Support Services and Housing Stabilization services
- Vocational Services
Education and support
Our care coordination team works closely with stroke survivors and their families based on individual need after a stroke. The team consists of an RN, care guide and social worker.
Comprehensive education prepares you, your family and caregivers for the emotional, social and physical needs after a stroke.
Peer visitors provide the opportunity for inpatients and outpatients to visit with others who have had a similar experience.
Support groups provide encouragement and guidance for stroke survivors and their care circle, helping them to cope with physical, emotional and lifestyle changes following their stroke.