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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny KidsTM Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

Courage Kenny Kids

Courage Kenny Kids is a specialized pediatric rehabilitation program offered by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

We are dedicated to providing personalized treatment for children from birth to late adolescence who have medical conditions or syndromes that may interfere with normal development. (Pediatric therapy is also offered at many of our other Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute sites).

The Courage Kenny Kids staff consists of occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who have extensive training in pediatric rehabilitation.

Patient stories

Hanna Maslowski

Hanna Maslowski: Patient of the Year

Hanna Maslowski, the recipient of the Institute's highest Inspiration Award, has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She overcame shyness to enter pageants and start the Pageant of Hope. The program gives confidence to girls with special needs.

Kenny Kids

Scott Benz: Determination well beyond his years

Imagine being only 14 years old and suffering four ischemic strokes. That's what happened to Scott Benz. The strokes occurred during a five-month period, until a Microplex coil was inserted into his vertebral artery to prevent further episodes.

Bailey Kircher

Courage Kenny Kids: Making lives work through play

Bailey Kircher is a fun 5-year-old who happens to have autism. Therapy twice a week at Courage Kenny Kids – Owatonna taught her how to communicate with her parents and siblings.

At-home ideas for families

Our Pinterest board is a resource for parents looking for ways to continue working with their children at home. Check it out at pinterest.com/kennykids.


Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Lora Anderson, PT, physical therapy manager
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011

Services

Courage Kenny Kids is designed to help children who experience the following:

Courage Kenny Kids also provides services for children with autism, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, chronic illness, cleft palate, delayed motor development, genetic syndromes (i.e., Down syndrome, Fragile X), hearing loss, orthopedic injuries/surgeries and spasticity.

Courage Kenny Kids helps children with their perceptual, social, motor and handwriting skills. Information is provided on augmentative communication, fitness and exercise and on safety concerns for children with special needs.

Education is provided through classes, home programs, family conferences, care coordination with schools and a resource library.


Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Lora Anderson, PT, physical therapy manager
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011

About our staff

Our staff consists of occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who have extensive training in pediatric rehabilitation.

Occupational therapists focus on:

  • strength and fine motor coordination such as reaching, grasping and writing
  • sensory processing, including sensitivity training to touch, movement and noise
  • daily living skills such as feeding and dressing
  • cognitive skills, including problem solving, organization, attention span, and following directions
  • wheelchair positioning and special equipment needs.

Speech language pathologists focus on:

  • improving the ability to produce speech, put words together and understand language
  • evaluating and treating swallowing problems and feeding disorders
  • oral-motor treatments
  • voice disorders
  • stuttering
  • sign language and other communication systems
  • cognitive skills, including memory and reasoning.

Physical therapists focus on:

  • increasing flexibility of muscles and joints
  • balance and coordination skills, such as standing on one foot or kicking a ball
  • gross motor skills such as rolling, crawling, running, jumping
  • posture, positioning and equipment needs
  • lower extremity serial casting.

Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Lora Anderson, PT, physical therapy manager
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions for parents

Does insurance cover the cost of therapy?
What should my child wear to therapy?
Who should attend therapy?
How do the therapists make treatment recommendations?

Frequently asked questions about scheduling

In an effort to provide your children the best care possible, we encourage regular and timely attendance at scheduled therapy appointments. Children demonstrate more objective progress toward their goals when they attend appointments consistently.

Our goal is to provide excellent rehabilitation services and maintain the productivity of our staff by improving scheduling and reducing last minute cancellations.

Please review your child's printed itinerary report for appointment confirmation. You should receive a copy of this itinerary on your first scheduled therapy appointment. You may request an itinerary report at any time from the schedulers/receptionists.

How do I know how many appointments to schedule?
How do I schedule or change an appointment?
When should I cancel my child's therapy appointment?
What is Courage Kenny Kids' attendance policy?
What happens if my child will arrive late for his/her scheduled appointment?

A referral is needed from your child's health care provider before therapy can begin. Once your doctor has referred you to the Courage Kenny Kids Rehabilitation Program, contact the location of your choice below.

Courage Kenny Kids - Buffalo
Buffalo Hospital
300 Catlin Street, Suite 101
Buffalo, MN 55313
763-684-3888

Courage Kenny Kids - Coon Rapids
3111 124th Ave. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-236-7337
763-236-8966 fax

Courage Kenny Kids - New Ulm
New Ulm Medical Center
1324 Fifth North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-217-5000

Courage Kenny Kids - Owatonna
Owatonna Hospital
2250 26th Street NW
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-977-2150

Courage Kenny Kids - Burnsville
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Burnsville
12400 Portland Avenue S, Suite 140
Burnsville, MN 55337
763-520-0312

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Forest Lake
1467 N Lake Street South, Suite 300
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Office: 651-241-3840 Scheduling: 612-262-7900

Courage Kenny Kids - Golden Valley
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Golden Valley Campus
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55422
763-520-0312

Courage Kenny Kids - Stillwater (ages 8 and under)
Early Childhood Family Center
1111 Holcombe Street S
Stillwater, MN 55082
763-520-0312

Courage Kenny Kids - St. Croix (ages 9 and up)
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - St. Croix
1460 Curve Crest Boulevard
Stillwater, MN 55082
763-520-0312