Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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.

Young athletes compete in Wheelchair Softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2016] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute played host to the Junior Wheelchair World Series this summer. Four teams came to Minnesota to compete for the title including a Minnesota team. WCCO-TV was out to watch. KSTP-TV, KARE 11 and cable News 12 also covered the event.

No Boundaries Camp shows kids there are no limits

[Sun Sailor, July 20, 2016] For the third summer, Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute staged the No Boundaries Camp for handicapped youngsters. Kids ages 6-12 with physical disabilities were introduced to several sports at the camp. Campers had the chance to try out wheelchair basketball and softball on Friday and tennis, track and field, […]

Courage Kenny makes scuba diving possible for those who couldn’t before

[12 News, July 13, 2016] A splash of hope is being delivered to people with disabilities. Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is offering adaptive scuba diving to it’s clients for the first time.

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Courage St. Croix helps Hudson man manage chronic pain

[Pioneer Press, May 16, 2016] “I was in complete agony. I couldn’t stand up,” Kubasta said. “Everybody else had gone home. … I had to crawl into my truck to get home.” It took nine months of medical appointments to determine that his back was broken. Three months later, he had lumbar spinal fusion surgery […]

Matt Monsein, MD
Chronic Pain Specialist
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Treating withdrawal from opioid addiction

[WCCO-AM, May 7, 2016] The recent death of the musician Prince has reinforced the nation’s concern over opioid addiction. Attorneys say Prince was supposed to start addiction treatment with a drug that requires special training for physicians who want to prescribe it. To learn more about opioid addiction treatment, WCCO-AM talked with Matt Monsein, MD, […]

Kids come out to celebrate the annual Arrowhead Games

Kids come out to celebrate the annual Arrowhead Games

[KQDS-TV, May 5, 2016] The annual Arrowhead youth games is an activity extravaganza for those with disabilities. It is a cooperative event between regional schools, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. See the story at

Sam Sellie is a Courage Kenny client. Photo is by Colin Michael Simmons

‘Amputee adventure club’: Skateboarding friends find new life after losing limbs

[City Pages, May 4, 2016] On a spring afternoon, Walton skate park is a brutal wash of white, a valley of scuffed concrete and sheet metal fixed in the shadow of the Oakdale police station. Lanky young men in their 20s with bruised knees and banged-up boards — the reigning generation of neighborhood skaters who […]

Orlando Charry, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

The DEA wants your unused, expired prescription drugs

[KMSP-TV, April 29, 2016] The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement officials helped Minnesotans dispose of more than 5,000 pounds of prescription drugs Saturday as a part of a national effort to curb prescription drug abuse. Read more at