Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Conditioning exercises can take strokes off your golf game

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2017] Looking for ways to improve your golf game. How about some exercise. Bradley Zasada, a physical therapist with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked with WCCO-TV about how exercise can improve your golf game and help prevent injury.

Courage Kenny begins Minnesota’s first wheelchair lacrosse league

[KSTP-TV, April 20, 2017] Wheelchair lacrosse is now available in Minnesota. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, had it’s first practice yesterday, and KSTP-TV was there.

Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicks off

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 5, 2017] The Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicked off this weekend and will continue until April. For more than 45 years, Courage Kenny Research Institute‘s ski and snowboard program has been helping people with disabilities ski right past their limits. Four hundred-plus volunteers and donations help make 1,200 ski lessons possible every year. “So […]

Amputee is back in the water with new prosthetic leg

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 25, 2017] A scuba diver before a work accident cost him a leg 17 years ago, a man is back in the water and swimming again at a Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute pool. KMSP Fox 9 talked with this remarkable man with a remarkable new prosthetic leg.

Courage Kenny wheelchair basketball players scrimmage Olympic alums

[KMSP Fox 9, December 27, 2016] Two Paralympians returned home to Minnesota for an alumni wheelchair basketball game with the Courage Kenny Jr. Rolling Timberwolves. The two Paralympians got their starts with the Courage Kenny team. WCCO News also reporter on the game.

Occupational therapy can help ease symptoms of ‘chemo brain’

[MinnPost, December 23, 2016] Living through cancer treatment is hard enough — so the foggy feelings of cognitive dysfunction commonly known as “chemo brain” that sometimes accompany cancer therapies can feel like insult added to injury. Along with her clinical partners, Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, senior scientific adviser at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, wanted […]

Courage Kenny holiday cards

[TV12, December 8, 2016] More than one million Courage Kenny holiday cards are sold each year, featuring not only snowy landscapes, but religious scenes and pictures that are undeniably from around the Twin Cities. The cards are a big financial boost for the programs at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, which is one reason why artists […]

Allina hospitals see progress with stepped-up approach to stroke therapy

[Star Tribune, December 4, 2016] A more aggressive approach to stroke therapy at Allina Health hospitals has helped patients get back up to speed with daily life. Therapists have encouraged stroke victims to pick up the pace, or gait, of their walking as part of their inpatient rehabilitation, often within 24 hours of being hospitalized. […]

When is it time to take away the car keys?

{KMSP Fox 9, October 15, 2016] Taking care of an aging parent can be stressful, especially when it come time to think about taking away the car keys. Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Driver Assessment Program can be a big help when it comes time to think about that.

When are kids too young to run?

When are kids too young to run?

[KMSP-TV, August 22, 2016] Most kids love to run and be active. But when should they compete or train for runs? Dr. Chris Leisz, a sports medicine physician with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, talks about when kids should participate in organized sports and other questions parents should ask.