Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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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 fox21online.com.

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 fox9.com.

Paralyzed, but hopeful

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2016] A young father, paralyzed after diving into Lake Minnetonka, is telling his story for the first time. He crushed his spine. Now at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, he’s fighting his way back.

Courage Kenny basketball teams are top seeds at national conference

[WCCO-TV, April 2, 2016] March Madness isn’t just for college basketball fans, high school players in Minnesota are preparing for a national conference. These players, who happen to use wheelchairs, are working hard to maintain their championship status.

Courage Kenny wheelchair basketball teams top seeds in nationals

[KMSP-TV, March 29, 2016] Four local youth teams are competing in the national wheelchair basketball tournament April 7 to 9 in Louisville. The Jr. Rolling Timberwolves, sponsored by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, are the number one seed in their division, having lost just one game all season.

Smartphone use could lead to “text neck”

[12 News, March 1, 2016] Passing time at Champlin Park High School brings a stampede of students through the halls walking from one class to another. It doesn’t take long to notice many of them have their heads buried in smart phones. “And that’s a daily thing, I mean people are playing games on their […]

Photo by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune

Camp for skiers with disabilities marks 13th year

[Duluth News Tribune, February 24, 2016] The first few times Cody Schlecht aimed down the bunny hill at Spirit Mountain on Wednesday afternoon there were straps that ran from his skis to a ski instructor trailing behind. That didn’t last long. After a few practice runs Schlecht, 15, from Willmar, Minn., was on his own, […]