About Frazier Rehab

Frazier Rehab Institute was established as a physical rehabilitation institute in the early 1950’s after Amelia Brown Frazier was injured in a car accident and had to travel out of state for services because none existed in Louisville at that time. Now a part of the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary Health Care System, Frazier has a 135 bed inpatient facility and has 22 outlying outpatient clinics serving over 20,000 patients each year. In 2006, Frazier moved into a new 14 story building on the Downtown Medical Campus in Louisville, Kentucky that includes the University of Louisville Hospital and Medical School and other hospitals.

Frazier’s Spinal Cord Medicine Program includes: inpatient and out patient care, an outpatient medical clinic, research facilities, numerous leisure and competitive sports related activities, an Assistive Technology Resource Center, a Community Fitness and Wellness Center and houses the Michael Brent Resource Center. Each component is designed to provide services and a social network for those with spinal cord impairment, their families and friends across the entire life span. Additionally, in-house research focusing on Locomotor Training and Activity Based Therapy is designed to quickly translate research findings that stimulate spinal cord recovery from the lab into a clinical setting for use with patients. Frazier Rehab is the lead center for the NeuroRecovery Network, a program sponsored, in part, by the Christopher Reeves Foundation that coordinates spinal cord research in several rehabilitation/research settings across the country. For more information go to: www.spinalcordmedicine.org

Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Frazier Rehab Institute, along with physicians and researchers from the University of Louisville, are proud to be designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System. Frazier Rehab is one of only fourteen centers in the nation to receive this designation. All centers collaborate to share patient data and advance the science of spinal cord injury treatment.

The model system program is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is currently active through 2016 and funds a research project to better the field of spinal cord medicine.

The grant program encompasses a full continuum of care including medical rehabilitation and treatment and psychological services. Learn more about what designates a model system. To be considered as a patient, please fill out the linked form.