International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Life Through Motion Wellness Program


Christy Sachs
Adapted Aquatics and Wellness Manager

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CNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps

May 24, 2011
Read about the experiences of Kennedy Krieger patient Matt Courson, and his determination to walk across the stage at his college graduation.

Matt CoursonCNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps


Feb 23 2012 - 9:00am - Feb 24 2012 - 3:30pm

Liberty Ski Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS) invites adapted skiers to bring their family, friends and caregivers for a special winter day on the snow.

Kennedy Krieger Patient to be Featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Friday, October 21st at 8/7c

October 17, 2011
Twelve days before his 21st birthday, Brian Keefer, an all-around college athlete, suffered a drastic gymnastics injury that paralyzed him from his neck down. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featured Brian and his family in a special two-hour episode.

Kennedy Krieger Featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition(Baltimore, MD) -- We hope that you will share in our excitement that one of our patients was chosen as the deserving recipient of a new home through the ABC reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Patient Resources


For hotel recommendations and general assistance with your stay, please contact a care coordinator at (443) 923-9222.


Parking at the North Broadway Campus

Families and visitors may park in the Kennedy Krieger Parking Garage for free. To enter the garage, pass the Institute on North Broadway, cross Madison Street, turn right on Ashland, and turn right into the garage. Validate your parking ticket at the front security desk.

Recent Presentations

Brooke Bamford, PT, DPT, "Neurological and Functional Recovery Following Long-Term Activity-Based Restorative Therapy in a Patient with Chronic Cervical Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury"

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Success Stories

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury offers more than just the hope of recovery from what was once thought to be an irreversible and life altering injury. Through the use of Activity Based Restorative Therapies (RT) great promise has been shown helping adults and children with chronic spinal cord injuries recover sensation, movement, independence, and overall improved quality of life even many months or years after an injury.

Our Staff

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience caring for children and adults with disabilities. The Center’s leaders, in particular, have dedicated their careers to providing the most comprehensive, innovative therapies possible for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Patient Education

Regeneration Generation Patient Education

Join us for our monthly spinal cord injury patient education group, "Regeneration Generation". Each month features a new and exciting topic presentation or discussion. All current and former patients and their families are welcome to attend. 

Please contact us for more information, or to RSVP, at or (443) 923-9468.

All meetings are catered by David & Dad's and are held at:

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