Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
28th Street and Chicago Avenue
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Address800 E 28th Street

The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is a rehabilitation medicine institute in Minneapolis, United States.


The Institute is part of Allina Health. It was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Sister Kenny, which opened in 1942, and Courage Center, which started serving children in 1928, were both founded to serve people with disabilities.[1]

Sister Kenny was founded by Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse, whose unconventional treatment for polio survivors led to today’s innovative rehabilitation therapy methods.

Courage Center’s predecessor organization, the Minnesota Society for Crippled Children and Adults, had a legacy in advocating the needs of children and adults in education, by granting access to health care issues.[1]


The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute serves people with disabilities and those recovering from serious injuries such as a brain injury, stroke or spinal cord injury. It provides physical rehabilitation therapy and a variety of independent living services, including testing services for senior drivers. Courage Center also advocates for people with disabilities at the Minnesota state legislature and in other public forums.

The Institute serves clients of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses. The Institute’s care team provides physician, therapy, community and mental health services in more than 40 locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. Services are provided at several Allina Health hospitals. Some of the locations include:

Courage Center had formerly operated a sports and recreation office in Duluth, and camps at Maple Lake and Lake George.

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  1. ^ a b Allina Health System (2005). "History, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute". Retrieved 2007-01-23.

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