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Highly trained and dedicated professionals from various fields and departments collaborate with patients and families to create a rehabilitation treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
The use of state-of-the-art technology and specialized programs, such as our new aquatics therapy program, allow us to maximize rehabilitation outcomes for each patient.
Our commitment to research allows patients to benefit from the newest innovations and proven treatment options. Many of our faculty and clinical staff are actively involved in research programs.
We strive to help each patient transition successfully back into home, school, and community activities. Our therapies integrate preferred recreation activities and real-life situations to ensure a smooth transition.
Rehabilitation is a cornerstone of everything we do at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Founded in 1937 as the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, Kennedy Krieger is an international resource with a strong tradition of providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and young adults with ...continue reading → disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Depending on a patient’s needs, we offer patient care in a variety of settings through our Rehabilitation Continuum of Care for children with both acute and chronic rehabilitation needs. Our philosophy emphasizes individualized care, using innovative approaches and evidence-based therapies. We strive to help each patient maximize their potential for recovery, with the goal of successful transition back to home, school, and community life.
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Continuum of Care provides comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to children and adolescents with a range of rehabilitation needs. continue reading → Services are provided for patients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy (primarily post orthopedic surgery), and other developmental disabilities. Patients can be seen through all phases of treatment, including 24-hour inpatient programs; day treatment; home/community-based services; and outpatient specialty programs. Experienced rehabilitation specialists evaluate each patient in order to tailor individualized assessment and treatment plans that best fit the needs of the patients and families.
The Physician Referral Line at Kennedy Krieger is staffed by care managers and support personnel who link pediatricians, family practitioners, continue reading → pediatric specialists and other healthcare providers to the Institute’s many programs and services. We provide a direct contact for you when you have questions, concerns or specific problems accessing or navigating one of our services. To contact our Physician Referral Line, call 443-923-9403
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 videoMore Stories →
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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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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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.More Technology →
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.More Technology →
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.More Technology →
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.More Technology →