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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates

a patient gets help at the Courage Kenny Sports Therapy Center

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates

Specialists in rehabilitation

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates is a group of board-certified physiatrists – some with board certification in additional specialty areas – and rehabilitation nurse practitioners.

They serve as primary physicians for patients in receiving acute comprehensive rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Edina, Centennial Lakes, and at United Hospital, St. Paul, with additional outreach offices in Edina and Shakopee. They also have offices at the Golden Valley Campus (former Courage Center location).

They provide consultation services to hospital inpatients, assessing each patient's need for rehabilitation. Courage Kenny physiatrists see patients in their outpatient clinic and in other community settings where they develop treatment plans, prescribe medication/equipment; direct rehabilitation and educate patients and families.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates provides comprehensive rehabilitation care for many conditions, including:

Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011

Frequently asked questions

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders that can produce disabling conditions, particularly those related to the nerves, muscles and bones.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation provides integrated care in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, from brain injury to low back pain. Physiatrists complete four years of additional training after medical school prior to beginning their medical practice.

How do rehabilitation physicians diagnose?

Rehabilitation physicians take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment.

Their specific diagnostic tools are the same as those used by other physicians (medical histories, physical examinations, laboratory tests, and imaging studies), with the addition of special techniques such as electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCS) that assist in understanding nerve and muscle function.

What is the rehabilitation physician's role in treatment?

After a diagnosis is made, rehabilitation physicians design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of the rehabilitation team.

This team may include medical professionals, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and urologists; and other health professionals, such as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, therapeutic recreation specialists, vocational counselors, psychologists and social workers.

Physiatrists may also inject medications into soft tissues, joints, or the spinal column to decrease pain, spasticity or dystonia.

What is the aim of physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called the quality-of-life profession because its aim is to enhance patient performance.

The job of a rehabilitation physician is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury involving any organ system.

The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive treatment program for putting the pieces of a person's life back together – medically, socially, emotionally and vocationally – after injury or disease.

Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011


Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates outpatient clinics are at the following locations:

Call these locations directly to schedule a first appointment.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Directions and parking: 612-863-5550
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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - United Hospital
Doctors Professional Building
280 North Smith Avenue, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55102

Directions and parking: 651-241-5678
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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates - Edina, Centennial Lakes
7373 France Avenue S., Suite 204
Edina, MN 55435

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Golden Valley Campus
3915 Golden Valley Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55422

612-863-2123 - Cancer rehabilitation program

St. Francis Specialty Clinic
1515 St. Francis Avenue, Suite 250
Shakopee, MN 55379

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Unity Hospital
550 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432
612-863-2123 - Cancer rehabilitation program

Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling an appointment to determine if Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates is in your insurance network.

Also, you should ask your insurer if a physician referral or prior authorization is required.