Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Off the sidelines, on the slopes

[Star Tribune, Jan. 14, 2014] The Courage Kenny Ski and Snowboard Program gives people with disabilities the chance to enjoy winter sports. Six years ago, Mat Rhode was a student at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., when a car accident left him with a severe head injury. After six weeks in a coma, he awoke […]

Physical therapist Martha Sullivan worked with cancer patient Jackie Fischer at Courage Kenny Institute in Minneapolis last week.


After chemo, it’s not time to take it easy; aerobics and a 5K?

[Star Tribune, December 2, 2013] Holly Flynn didn’t exactly feel like jogging or taking aerobics class after she finished chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer earlier this year. But Flynn took advantage of a new therapy called cancer rehabilitation, adopted by Allina Health and a handful of other Minnesota medical providers, designed to help […]

Allina uses exercise to increase cancer survival

[KARE11, Nov. 5, 2013] Allina Health is doing for cancer patients what health systems have done for cardiac patients for decades. The Twin Cities health system is including individualized exercise programs in cancer rehabilitation to improve overall patient survival. It’s called the Courage Kenny STAR Cancer Rehabilitation Program, and it offers a boost to anyone […]

ABRA Helps Raise Over $60,000 to Support Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center

[ABRA Blog, Aug. 21, 2013] ABRA Auto Body & Glass and its partners raised over $60,000 for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, formerly Courage Center, during the ABRA Challenge Golf Tournament. Read more here.

Health beat: Minnesota therapist tackling ‘chemo-brain’ for cancer patients

Health beat: Minnesota therapist tackling ‘chemo-brain’ for cancer patients

[Star Tribune, July 28, 2013] It’s a condition known to many cancer patients — chemo-brain. It includes all kinds of cognitive problems that crop up after chemotherapy treatments, from poor word recall to difficulty focusing to managing even the most simple daily activities. The condition, once largely overlooked, has been getting the attention of a […]

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Eleven Who Care Honoree: Perry Hendricks

[July 17, 2013] Perry Hendricks loves being active. You can often find him backpacking, hiking and playing golf. Perry is also a man that believes that we are our brother’s keeper and that when we receive kindness we are obligated to pay it forward. Perry volunteers with the Courage Kenny (formerly Sister Kenny) Golf Program. […]

Courage Kenny invention could help prevent senior falls

[KSTP-TV, July 14, 2013] A new high-tech medical breakthrough right here in the Twin Cities is making it possible to help prevent falls and make seniors walk steadier. The breakthrough is a device called the Walkasin. It’s being developed at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis, part of Allina Health.

Courage Center hosts water skiing for disabled

Courage Center hosts water skiing for disabled

[KMSP-TV, July 11, 2013] Every Wednesday night, a small crowd gathers on northeast end of Lake Owasso. On Wednesday, 23-year-old Christy Kierstead is one of the first to get in the water. Kierstead arrived to the lake in her wheelchair and would never be able to water ski if it were not for the Courage […]

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

[Star Tribune, June 28, 2013] Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that 14 patients have died from complications associated with its SynchroMed implantable pump, which was formally recalled by the FDA on Wednesday. But with few alternatives available, doctors and patients said they will continue to use the device and tout its benefits. “Most of my patients, […]