Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Allina Health opening $5M gym for people with disabilities

Allina Health opening $5M gym for people with disabilities

[Twin Cities Business Magazine, June 7, 2017] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, owned by Allina Health, will open one of the largest adaptive fitness and wellness centers in the nation next week. Minneapolis-based Allina said the $4.75 million needed to build the 6,300-square-foot exercise facility was funded entirely through donations. – See more at

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Lacrosse gains traction at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley

[Sun Post, May 18, 2017] At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, disabilities do not stop its clients from being active and having fun. This year, the organization introduced wheelchair lacrosse, the newest of its sports programs. “It’s passion and joy (to coach this sport),” said Barry Weintraub. Read the story at

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. […]