Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Adaptive climbing: Empowering kids with special needs

[KSTP-TV, November 24, 2015] It would be a challenge for many us. Climbing a huge wall isn’t easy, but imagine doing it with physical challenges. The Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation department has an adaptive climbing program that makes it possible. It takes place at the Midwest Climbing Academy in Minneapolis.

Minn. Cancer Survivor Faces Post Treatment Challenges

[KSTP-TV, November 20, 2015] Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. So, what happens after you go through treatment and survive? The challenges don’t always end. Dr. Nancy Hutchison a physiatrist” with the Allina Health system specializes in post-cancer rehab. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS caught up with her in the Piper Breast Center at Abbott […]

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Hosted in Hastings

[KSTP-TV, November 8, 2015] Some of the most competitive basketball players in the country will head to Hastings on Sunday for a big tournament. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been hosting a fall wheelchair basketball tournament for more than 30 years. Some of the athletes are as young as 5 years old. See coverage at […]

Health Check: Fall prevention starts with exercise

[Twelve News, September 15, 2015] At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the emergency department sees its fair share of injuries related to falls. “Probably four or five times a week we’re down in the emergency room seeing patients who have had a fall but probably didn’t hurt themselves bad enough to get admitted,” said Chris […]

ReWalk machine helps paralyzed patients walk again

ReWalk machine helps paralyzed patients walk again

[Star Tribune & Fox 9 News, August 22, 2015] Isaac Schreurs races sprint cars and likes to downhill ski. “Not even scared” is his personal motto. This week, the 24-year-old walked down a long hospital corridor in Minneapolis as his mom and girlfriend cheered him on. A TV crew captured the event. Afterward, Schreurs described […]

Cancer treatment is going beyond the chemo, surgery and recovery

[KSTP-TV, August 19, 2015] There’s a growing trend to help patients prepare ahead of time for treatment. It’s called “pre-habilitation” or “prehab.” Allina Health has launched a program. Todd Wilson looked into this new approach.

New program that helps cancer patients prepare for treatment

[KARE-TV, August 19, 2015] It’s called “prehab” and it just rolled out in the Allina Health network. It helps cancer patients physically and mentally prepare for chemo, radiation and surgery.

Sitting can increase women’s cancer risks

[KARE-TV, July 25, 2015] When it comes to health, sitting is the new smoking. But it holds greater dangers for woman than men. Dr.

Sitting too much can increase cancer risk

[KMSP-TV, July 27, 2015] When it comes to health, most of us have heard that sitting is the new smoking. Now, a recent study says women who sit too much have a greater risk of developing cancer than men. Dr. Nancy Hutchison, medical director of cancer rehabilitation, survivorship and lymphedema for

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Minnesota man recounts lengthy journey to recovery from cerebral hemorrhage

[Duluth News Tribune, June 30, 2015] On a November morning in 2011, Kraig Lee was hit with the worst headache of his life. The 58-year-old Wannaksa farmer took several over-the-counter pain pills. They didn’t help. He called his wife, Bonnie, who was at work at the family’s hardware store in Wannaska. By the time she […]