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Inspiring Stories

Meet Ben, an inpatient who came to Kennedy Krieger following surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. He received interdisciplinary evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative services including physical and occupational therapies and tutoring. View video

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Professional's Perspective

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Mikaela Deenen's spine was injured when the swing set she was playing on came loose from the ground. Read her inspiring story.
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No Limits

No Limits

Mohammed and Ahmed Al-Ali are brothers with a diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), who traveled halfway around the world in search of help.
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Innovative Rehabilitation Approaches & Technologies

Adaptive aquatic therapy pools

Adaptive aquatic therapy pools

Adaptive aquatic therapy pools are equipped with underwater treadmills, video systems, sensory temperature controls, and hydraulic lifts that allow the floors to be raised and lowered for easy access by patients in wheelchairs. The buoyancy eliminates stress on the body, letting patients work on increasing muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion.


Vsail simulator is a "ride on" computer-assisted sailing simulator that is a therapeutic intervention that can be used to improve an individual's trunk and upper extremity strength and coordination while providing a visually stimulating activity to follow.

RT100 & RT300 FES lower extremity ergometers

The RT100 & RT300 FES lower extremity ergometers provide electrical stimulation to the muscles of the lower or upper limbs in a set pattern to allow the patient to power the bicycle. This activity improves muscle bulk and strength and improves cardiovascular health.


The MediTouch HandTutorTM is a glove and software system that provides hand biofeedback. Challenging games and biofeedback provide patients with the motivation to continue intensive repetitive fine motor finger and wrist exercises.