Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Kennedy Krieger Partners with Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Create Wallet-Sized Autonomic Dysreflexia Cards

December 28, 2011
New wallet-sized informational cards help caregivers and first responders to address signs and symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia, a potentially dangerous condition for persons with a spinal cord injury.

(Baltimore, MD) — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center has created wallet-sized Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) cards, available to the public free of charge. These cards have been produced in collaboration with medical personnel at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute to educate and empower individuals living with paralysis, as well as their caregivers and medical professionals.

Chris Mason-Hale Is Back On His Feet

July 19, 2011
The Baltimore Sun profiled patient Chris Mason-Hale and his journey to walk again after a spinal cord injury.

Chris Mason Hale suffered a paralyizing spinal cord injury in a football scrimmage. Three years later, the Baltimore Sun tells the story of his first steps since the injury. Read the full story here.

UMBC Senior Walks At Graduation Five Years After Being Paralyzed

May 23, 2011
The Baltimore Sun featured patient Matt Courson and his triumph of walking across the stage at his college graduation following a paralyzing spinal cord injury.

Kennedy Krieger patient Matt Courson's triumph of walking across the stage at his college graduation following a paralyzing spinal cord injury was featured in The Baltimore Sun. Read the article about Matt's walking after spinal cord injury here

Family Meetings: an Important Resource

July 27, 2009
"Family Meetings: an Important Resource," is a new article published in "Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants" and written by ICSCI physical therapist Varsha Gandhi.

When continued rehabilitation at home would benefit a patient, a family meeting with the medical team can help patients and their families to become more involved in the patient's treatment program. Read the article "Family Meetings: An Important Resource" published in "Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants" and written by International Center for Spinal Cord Cord Injury physical therapist Varsha Gandhi.

Progress in Practice: Activity-Based Restorative Therapy (ABRT)

Feb 22 2014 (All day) - Feb 23 2014 (All day)

Hosted by the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Progress in Practice: Activity-Based Restorative Therapy (ABRT) a premier educational event for physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and other medical professionals. This one-day workshop covers a wide range of topics related to neurorehabilitation for neurological populations beyond spinal cord injury.

In My Own Words: John Manison

November 2, 2012
“You can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it.”

John Manison is an 18-year-old freshman at Ashland University in Ohio. He is dedicated to his rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and focused on achieving therapy goals en route to living his life without a wheelchair.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Partners with Groupon Grassroots for Fundraising Initiative

September 3, 2012
Life Through Motion campaign to provide wellness center memberships to individuals with disabilities

Baltimore, Md.  Kennedy Krieger Institute and Group Grassroots (http://grassroots.groupon.com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to raise funds to support patients who cannot afford wellness center memberships. 

CNN: From Horseback-Riding to a Wheelchair and Back

May 9, 2012
Krystal Greco, 16, shares her story about pursuing her passion despite a life-changing injury

adaptive horseback riding rehabilitation

New Experiment Allows Rats with Spinal Cord Injuries to Walk and Climb

June 1, 2012
The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute Releases a Statement about New Study published in Science

The recent article published in Science entitled "Restoring voluntary control of locomotion after paralyzing spinal cord injury" by van den Brand et al.1 is a great basic scientific demonstration of the degree of plasticity and endogenous re-organization both above and below the injury level associated with recovery.

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