Establishing the NeuroRecovery Network: multisite rehabilitation centers that provide activity-based therapies and assessments for neurologic disorders

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Sep;93(9):1498-507. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.01.023. Epub 2011 Jul 20.


The mission of the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) is to provide support for the implementation of specialized centers at rehabilitation sites in the United States. Currently, there are 7 NRN centers that provide standardized activity-based interventions designed from scientific and clinical evidence for recovery of mobility, posture, standing, and walking and improvements in health and quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury. Extensive outcome measures evaluating function, health, and quality of life are used to determine the efficacy of the program. NRN members consist of scientists, clinicians, and administrators who collaborate to achieve the goals and objectives of the network within an organizational structure by designing and implementing a clinical model that provides consistent interventions and evaluations and a general education and training program.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Movement
  • Nervous System Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • Patient Selection
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / organization & administration*
  • Posture
  • Quality of Life
  • Recovery of Function
  • Rehabilitation Centers / economics
  • Rehabilitation Centers / organization & administration*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • United States
  • Walking
  • Young Adult