Brain injury rehabilitation services
If you or a loved one are recovering from a brain injury, we're here to help. We offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to help you improve function and gain as much independence as possible. Our goal is to partner with all people to live, work and play to their full potential.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s brain injury program provides a comprehensive team approach. We offer acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, follow-up care, 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 brain injury care team of experts treats individuals and helps you to understand your diagnosis and provides 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 use the latest evidenced-based innovative technology available to help you regain function. Treatment may include the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices, functional electrical stimulation, environmental controls, virtual reality, neurovisual training tools and more.
Getting back to what you enjoy!
Beyond the health care services you can find opportunities to achieve physical and emotional fitness and participate in hobbies and activities you enjoy!
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers a number of activities ranging from fitness classes, aquatic classes, competitive and recreational sports, support groups, driver’s assessment and training, and community living resources—all to help you get back to doing what you enjoy!
What it is
A brain injury can happen at any age. The physical, mental and emotional impact can range from mild to severe. Each person’s challenges and rehabilitation goals vary and may change over time. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides comprehensive care for people with brain injuries. No matter where you are in your journey, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is the place to be.
Good for treating
Brain injuries due to head injury, stroke, progressive and non-progressive brain tumor, anoxia, encephalitis, encephalopathy, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, concussion and other neurological conditions.
Brain injury 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 brain injury at:
• Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis
• United Hospital in St. Paul.
For more information about inpatient care, call 612-863-4457.
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 the Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP), call 612-775-2837.
Our comprehensive outpatient programs focus on your continued recovery for those with mild to severe brain injuries, 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.
The Brain Injury Clinic (BIC) offers outpatient rehabilitation for people who have had a mild to moderate brain injury. Our services can help you improve your ability to work and complete school. We’ll partner with you on strategies to improve your memory, concentration, communication, organization and coping skills.
Our Community Reintegration Program (CRP) is intensive outpatient group treatment designed to maximize your abilities and independence. Through group support we focus on your individual goals to help you gain independence and improve pre-work skills.
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 Resource and Support Services 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 brain injury.
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 individuals that have a brain injury and their care circle, helping them to cope with physical, emotional and lifestyle changes following their injury or head trauma.
Good to Know
Our rehabilitation team has built a reputation for exceptional quality of care and outcomes. Team members who specialize in the treatment of brain injuries or head trauma include:
- physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- psychologists and neuropsychologists
- rehabilitation nurses
- care management
- 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 brain injury or head trauma. Learn more.
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