About NRN clinical centers

Our five NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) clinical centers offer intensive activity-based therapies to promote functional recovery and improved health and well-being for people living with paralysis. They are open to those individuals with a complete or incomplete cervical or thoracic spinal cord injury who have some muscle tone in their legs and a lesion above T12.

If you are looking for more information on the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) or have a specific question, our Information Specialists are available business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

Craig Hospital (Englewood, CO)

Craig Hospital is world-renowned as a premier rehabilitation and research hospital exclusively specializing in treating patients who have sustained spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Craig is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit, free-standing hospital that provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical interventions, and long-term follow-up services.

Contact Craig Hospital for more information:

Phone: 303-789-8127 | Email: Meghan Joyce, [email protected]

Frazier Rehab Institute (Louisville, KY)

Frazier Rehab Institute continues its commitment to excellence in rehab medicine through advancements in the area of spinal cord injury treatments.

Susan Harkema, PhD, relocated her Human Locomotion Research Center to Louisville through a collaborative partnership between Frazier Rehab Institute and both the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. This move led to the establishment of Frazier Rehab as the lead center in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network.

In addition, the partnership mentioned above has formed the Neuroscience Collaborative Center, a research center focused on neurological disorders including movement disorders and spinal cord injury.

Contact Frazier Rehab Institute for more information:

Phone: 502-407-3296 or 1-866-540-7719 | Email: Jamie Ochsner, [email protected]

Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (West Orange, NJ)

For more than 65 years, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Today, as the nation's largest single rehabilitation hospital, we continue to define this field - providing the highly specialized care, advanced treatment and leading-edge technologies.

Kessler is one of only eight centers in the country to receive federal designation as a Model System for the treatment and research of both spinal cord injury and brain injury treatment and research.

Kessler is proud to have been selected as one of only five centers in the United States to participate in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). Dr. Gail Forrest, the associate director of Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, is director of Kessler's NRN site.

Contact Kessler for more information:

Phone: 973-324-3518 or 973-324-3535 | Email: Gail Forrest, [email protected]ndation.org

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)

Magee Rehabilitation offers one of the nation's leading rehabilitation programs for people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). With more than 4,000 SCI patients in its system, Magee has the clinical experience and the unique peer resources that no other Greater Philadelphia, PA rehabilitation program can offer.

At this time, referrals for outpatient therapy using Locomotor Training are being accepted for individuals with any neurologic dysfunction. Anyone referred to this clinic must be evaluated for appropriateness and medical stability prior to initiating this intervention. All standard outpatient therapy procedures will be followed.

Contact Magee Rehabilitation for more information:

Phone: 215-218-3900 | Email: Liz Watson, [email protected]

Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH)

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is a nationally ranked and accredited facility that provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. We provide coordinated care throughout every phase of your rehabilitation to ensure all of your healthcare needs are addressed over time.

As part of caring for people with spinal cord injury, we aim to deliver the most leading-edge rehabilitation approaches using expertise from across the medical center. One of the unique ways we do is is through our membership in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network. Bringing experts together to deliver the best care in neurorehabilitation translates into improvement in function and quality of life after spinal cord injury.

Contact OSUWMC for more information:

Email: Carol P. Eskay, [email protected]

Apply to become an NRN clinical center participant

If you have a complete or incomplete cervical or thoracic spinal cord injury and some muscle tone in your legs and a lesion above T12, you are eligible to apply to become a participant at an NRN clinical center. Please complete the form below to submit your application.

Pediatric Centers

  • Frazier Rehab Institute, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Louisville, KY Email: Andrea Behrman, [email protected]
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsbugh, PA Email: Meg Stanger, [email protected]
  • St. Mary's Hospital for Children, Bayside, NY Email: Sonali Loboda, [email protected] Phone: 718-281-8987