International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

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Take a tour of our Center and get information on our Therapeutic Interventions, Aquatic Therapy, and the benefits of our Adaptive Sports Program.

Activity Based Restorative Therapies (ABRT)

Activity Based Restorative Therapies (ABRT)

The Center's ABRT have shown great promise in helping individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries recover sensation, movement, and independence.

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

Kennedy Krieger uses the latest technologies and robotics equipment, like the Exoskeleton, as part of their therapy to help patients build function and gain independence.

Advancing Treatment Through Research

Our program's scientific focus provides patients with opportunities to participate in research ensuring a swift translation of study findings from lab to clinic.

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.

What You Should Know about Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Our pediatric spinal cord injury experts discuss what Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is and the various treatment options available at Kennedy Krieger.


Erin's Story


Regeneration Generation Patient Education

Next Meeting: February 28, 2017

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Leading causes of spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligament or disks on the spinal column or to the spinal column itself.

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