Spinal Cord Injury

Kennedy Krieger Launches World's First Center Focused on Rehabilitation and Restoration for Children with Paralysis

June 14, 2005
Dr. John McDonald, Lead Neurologist to Late Actor Christopher Reeve, to Spearhead Novel Rehabilitation Therapy for Chronic Injuries and Paralysis

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute today opens the doors of its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, the world's first center focused on rehabilitation and restoration for children with paralysis. The Center's director, Dr. John McDonald, was the lead neurologist whose pioneering techniques helped the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. The same novel therapies that produced remarkable results in Reeve will be applied to children at the new Center.

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