Stroke rehabilitation services
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 to your full potential.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s physician-directed stroke program provides a comprehensive team approach. We offer acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, follow-up care and community based services and resources. Our team provides support at every stage of your recovery.
Partnering with you towards your recovery
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides a comprehensive and personalized program for your recovery. Our coordinated stroke care team of experts cares for individuals and helps you to understand your diagnosis, provide treatment options throughout your health journey and follow-up care. Our approach centers on tailoring care to meet your individual goals to optimize recovery and well-being.
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.
Getting back to what you enjoy!
Beyond the health care walls, you can find opportunities to achieve physical and emotional fitness, participate in hobbies and activities you enjoy!
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers a number of activities ranging from fitness classes, aquatics classes, competitive and recreational sports, and support groups.
What it is
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. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides comprehensive care for people with a stroke. No matter where you are in your journey, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is the place to be.
Stroke rehabilitation often begins while you are still in the hospital. Once your condition has stabilized, your medical care team will recommend the treatment that is best for you before you leave the hospital. In some circumstances, your physician may recommend comprehensive rehabilitation in a hospital setting where we can provide you with 24-hour medical care.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients recovering from a stroke at:
• Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis
• United Hospital in St. Paul.
Sub-acute inpatient care is available through the Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP) at our Courage Kenny facility in Golden Valley. This site is licensed as a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Therapy is provided at an intensity that best fits your needs and goals.
For more information about inpatient care, call 612-863-4457.
For more information about the Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP), call 612-775-2837.
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.
Additional specialty services are available in inpatient, outpatient and community settings – helping you address your individual needs. These include:
- Advanced primary care clinic
- Balance retraining and vestibular therapy
- Pain management
- Spasticity management
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
- Independent Living Skills and Housing Stabilization services
- Vocational Services
Education and support
Comprehensive education prepares you, your family and caregivers for the emotional, social and physical needs after a stroke.
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.
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.
Good for treating
Individuals with mild, moderate to severe stroke needs, as well as those with other medically complex conditions.
Good to Know
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.