International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Activity Based Restorative Therapies (ABRT)

Using equipment like the Therastride, ABRT have shown great promise in helping individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries recover sensation, movement, and independence.
Advancing Treatment Through Research

Our program's scientific focus provides patients with opportunities to participate in research studies and ensures the swift translation of study findings from the lab to the clinic.
ICSCI therapist and patient
Customized Activities That Drive Recovery

Based on the firm belief that patients can regain function, intensive therapy helps patients find the right activities to promote recovery
Empowering Patients Through Innovative Therapies

Video game-based therapies provide an interactive environment to improve patients' skills and help them learn new strategies to accomplish everyday tasks.

Research. Restoration. Recovery.

Founded in 2005, the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) represents something remarkable in the field of paralysis treatment: hope.

For many years, experts held that most improvements from spinal cord injuries (SCI) occurred in the first six months of recovery, and that improvement was impossible after two years. “Rehabilitation” focused mostly on teaching patients how to compensate for injuries they thought to be irreversible. The experts were wrong.

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute was founded on the philosophy that individuals with paralysis can always hope for recovery of sensation, function, mobility, and independence, months and even years after injury. To maximize on this potential for recovery, ICSCI offers an intense, medically-supervised therapy program with a unique focus on Activity-Based Restorative Therapy. ICSCI is one of the first facilities in the world to combine innovative research with a unique focus on restoration and rehabilitation for both children and adults with chronic paralysis.

Mission of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Transitioning today's science to near-term therapeutic applications, we focus on developing and applying advanced restoration strategies for optimizing spontaneous recovery in those living with paralysis.

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