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ABLE Activity-based locomotor exercise

  • ABLE, the Activity-Based Locomotor Exercise program, is an innovative approach for people living with paralysis or neurological conditions. ABLE delivers standardized activity-based exercises based on current scientific and clinical evidence.

    The ABLE program delivers a complete fitness and wellness program that incorporates locomotor training, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), the Giger MD therapy device and guided fitness activities to challenge muscles and movement below the level of injury. 

    The ABLE program is customized to individual goals following a thorough functional and physiological assessment. 

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute takes a holistic mind-body approach to rehabilitation and lifelong wellness. Most ABLE Program participants experience improvements in health, fitness, strength and quality of life. To learn more, contact us at 612-775-2200 or able@allina.com.

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  • Scholarships

    Scholarships based on financial need are often available for the ABLE Program. Please contact us for more information. If you wish to donate to the ABLE Scholarship fund, you may do so using our   Donation page and selecting "Scholarship-ABLE Program" from the drop down designation menu.

    Minnesota's only NRN facility

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    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s ABLE program is one of only six community fitness and wellness facilities nationwide that are part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). And it’s the only NRN facility in Minnesota.

    NRN is leading research on spinal cord injury. Dr. Susan Harkema, head of NRN also is doing epidural stimulation research.

    ABLE staff training is through national leaders in spinal cord injury. Continued learning is through the annual national summit.