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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

  Rehabilitation services

To make an appointment
or for more information, call 612-863-4105.

Clinic hours

Monday to Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Insurance

Most insurance providers cover our services. The Brain Injury Clinic coordinator can help patients verify their insurance coverage.

Brain Injury Clinic
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-863-4105

Brain Injury Clinic

Improving quality of life after a brain injury

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Brain Injury Clinic is an outpatient service designed to help people who have had a mild-to-moderate brain injury due to a head injury, stroke, non-progressive brain tumor, anoxia (lack of oxygen) or encephalitis.

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Head injury

A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury.

Learn more about head injury in our health encyclopedia.

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Stroke

A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel. Doctors may use the terms cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebral infarction or brain attack to describe stroke.

There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Learn more in our manual for stroke patients and their caregivers.

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Brain tumor

A brain tumor is a mass created by the growth of cells in the brain. When a tumor is non-progressive, it is not spreading to other parts of the body.

See what a brain tumor might look like in our health encyclopedia.

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, usually due to infections.

Learn more about encephalitis in our health encyclopedia.

Those who can benefit from our program are:

  • two to three months post-injury
  • independent in self-care activities
  • able to participate in therapies without supervision
  • living within a comfortable commute to our site in order to attend therapy consistently.

A major focus is helping people to improve work and school performance. We work closely with state vocational services and workers' compensation departments on evaluation, counseling, return-to-work or school preparation.

Treatment plan

A treatment plan is developed for each person's unique needs and goals. Patients typically attend therapy one to two times a week, for two to three months, with follow-up as needed.

The Brain Injury Clinic assists with:

  • learning new strategies for thinking, communicating, concentrating and improving memory
  • improving the ability to be organized and get things done
  • enhancing self-esteem
  • improving the ability to deal with stress
  • dealing with personal feelings about the injury and resulting changes
  • improving personal relationships
  • assisting family members to understand and cope.

Brain injury treatment team

inpatient rehabilitation care team

Patients work with an experienced multidisciplinary team:

  • Occupational therapists help patients learn ways to cope with attention, memory and organizational problems at home and work or in school environments.
  • Speech-language pathologists work with patients on communication skills, including social interactions, verbal and written expression, and comprehension.
  • Neuropsychologists provide an assessment of thinking abilities and emotional consequences of an individual's brain injury.
  • Psychologists work with patients to achieve awareness, acceptance and adjustment to the effects of a brain injury.

Each patient also is assigned a case coordinator who serves as the primary contact and advocate during treatment. The case coordinator provides planning and coordination of therapies, periodic reviews of progress, correspondence, and serves as a liaison with the entire care team.


Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Sandra Schwalbe, coordinator, Brain Injury Clinic
First Published: 03/02/2011
Last Reviewed: 04/05/2011