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Recent Publications and Presentations

Our ICSCI researchers and clinicians investigate and publish on various avenues of recovery, paralysis, and regeneration.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Our ICSCI researchers and clinicians investigate and publish on various avenues of recovery, paralysis, and regeneration.

Peer Mentoring Program

Peer Mentoring ProgramNo one fully understands life with paralysis like those who live it every day. Often, the best source of knowledge is experience.

Activity-Based Restorative Therapy

Progress in Practice is a premier educational event bringing together physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, and rehabilitation professionals.

Classes and Support Groups

Regeneration Generation

Join us for our monthly group, "Regeneration Generation." Each month a speaker presents a new and exciting topic, presentation, or discussion. This group is open to anyone living with paralysis, as well as their family members, friends, and caregivers.
Please contact us for more information about upcoming dates or topics, or to RSVP, at ICSCIsupport@kennedykrieger.org or 443-923-9468.
Meetings are held one Tuesday a month and begin at 12:15 p.m. All meetings are catered and held at:

Seating & Mobility Clinic at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 801 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205

Learn About Our Seating and Mobility Clinic

Achieving independent mobility and being able to access your environment can be difficult following a spinal cord injury or paralysis. The Seating and Mobility Clinic within the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides comprehensive evaluations and fittings of wheelchairs and specialized seating systems to determine the best equipment to meet your mobility and positioning needs.

Facilities and Technology

At the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, innovation and technology are key components of our advanced treatment and rehabilitation programs. Our state-of-the-art therapy center, medical clinic and aquatic therapy center all include a variety of rehabilitative equipment that we use together with expert hands-on therapy.

Therapy Center

Professional Education and Training

Professional Education and Training

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury offers several educational programs for healthcare and rehabilitation professionals who work with patients with spinal cord dysfunction or paralysis.

Activity-Based Restorative Therapy Training Workshops

The center sponsors clinical continuing education workshops for rehabilitation professionals to gain and advance their skills in various rehabilitation techniques related to Activity-Based Restorative Therapy.

Our Spinal Cord Therapy Program

Our spinal cord therapy program is built on the philosophy that with the right combination of therapies, recovery is always possible. Even many months or years after an injury. Our medically supervised therapy program uses techniques that have shown great promise in helping people who have chronic spinal cord injuries. Many patients recover some degree of sensation, movement and independence, as well as improved health and quality of life.

Meet the Team

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 and paralysis.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Mahim Jain, MD, PhD, Director
Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, Baltimore MD 21205

Telephone:

443-923-2703


Staff Directory:

Mahim Jain, MD, PhD
Director
Telephone: 443-923-2703
Email: JainM@KennedyKrieger.org

Jennifer Nagy, RN
Nurse Clinician
Telephone: 443-923-2704
Email: Nagy@KennedyKrieger.org

Specialized Medical and Therapeutic Services for Spine Patients

In addition to our activity-based restorative therapy program and medical clinic, the, center offers a wide range of specialized medical and therapeutic services.

Aquatic Therapy Program

Learn About Our Aquatics Program

Designed to build upon the progress that you make in land-based therapy, our aquatic therapy program features two state-of-the-art pools with a range of warm water temperatures. The pools offer different aquatic environments depending on your individual needs.
Features include:

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic Staff

Mahim Jain, MD

  • Director, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Directions

We are located next to the Johns Hopkins Hospital on the East Baltimore campus. We offer free, all-day valet parking for our patients and guests.

Spine Center News & 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.

Research

Because no cure exists for OI, current treatment is aimed at preventing or correcting symptoms. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, however, research on improving current treatment regimes and understanding the natural history of OI is well under way. In addition we are a member of the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium, an international collaborative effort.to better understand the natural history of OI. A sampling of our research topics and interests include:

Spine Program Videos

Tour of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Patient Stories

For Professionals

Brittle bone disease—clinically referred to as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)—affects between 25,000 and 50,000 individuals across the United States. If that sounds like an extremely wide estimate, it is. Unfortunately, patients with this disorder often go undiagnosed, particularly those with less severe forms of OI.

About OI

What is osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)?

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic skeletal disorder characterized by abnormally fragile bones. It is often called "brittle bone disease" and affects individuals throughout their lifetime. OI individuals may have blue sclerae, a bluish "tint" in the whites of their eyes, a history of fractures and dental changes in some individuals. OI occurs because of changes in genes (mutations) that affect connective tissues and bone cell function.

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