News Archive

  • July 15, 2014

    Kessler Again Ranked Nation's #2 Rehabilitation Hospital by U.S. News

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has been ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the country for 2014-2015, and as the leading facility of its kind in New Jersey and the greater New York metropolitan region by U.S. News & World Report.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Kessler to participate in "Walk to Victory Over Paralysis" for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation, members of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network (NRN), will participate in the 24-hour, "Walk to Victory Over Paralysis," from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014. This unique event is being held at Kessler's West Orange campus, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Dr. Neil Jasey honored by Essex County Freeholders

    Neil N. Jasey, Jr., MD, Director of Brain Injury Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, was recognized by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for his outstanding commitment to patient care and contributions to the community. Dr. Jasey was one of ten healthcare professionals to be honored at this year's ceremony.

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  • May 2, 2014

    Kessler Center for Wound Care in Ramsey to Host Special Open House and Ribbon Cutting

    Kessler Center for Wound Care will host an official ribbon cutting and open house celebration at its new center for the specialized care of individuals with chronic wounds on Thursday, May 8, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The center is located at 470 North Franklin Turnpike, Suite 107 (Ramsey Medical Building), Ramsey, N. J.

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  • April 28, 2014

    Enter to Win a Free Fully-Equipped Van from the NMEDA

    In celebration of National Mobility Awareness Month, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is holding a contest and will be giving away three fully equipment motor vehicles. To enter, individuals with disabilities, or their family members, friends or caregivers, must submit a 400-word or less essay about why he or she (the person with a disability) is a "local hero" - someone who perhaps volunteer in the community, helps to educate others, advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities, or through perseverance and determination has accomplished good things. For more information on the contest or to submit an entry before the May 9, 2014 deadline, please visit http://www.nmeda.com

    Please note that contest is not sponsored by nor affiliated in any way with Kessler Institute. We provide this information simply as a public service to our patients and their families.

  • March 14, 2014

    10 Top Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy

    There are many ways to protect our brains from injury, such as always wearing seat belt when in a car or a helmet when playing certain sports. It's equally important to protect the health of our brains by staying physically and mentally active, especially as we age.

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  • December 19, 2013

    Kessler Institute Honors Patients & Staff at Annual Triumph of the Human Spirit Event

    Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation paid tribute to its patients and staff for their exceptional achievements at the hospital's annual Triumph of the Human Spirit celebration.

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  • December 3, 2013

    The Best Holiday Gift: Tips to stay healthy and injury-free

    The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful, exhausting and dangerous to your health. All the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating and entertaining can impact an individual's physical and emotional well-being and lead to injury or illness.

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  • December 2, 2013

    Kessler Center for Wound Care Opens in Ramsey

    Kessler Center for Wound Care, located at 470 North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey, offers leading-edge treatment to help heal wounds, including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, and skin grafts and flaps, and improve the quality of life for its patients.

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  • August 22, 2013

    As Cheerleaders Fly High, So Does the Risk of Injury

    As the fall sport season kicks off, parents, coaches and trainers are focusing their attention on the safety of their players, but statistics show that injuries on the sidelines -- among cheerleaders -- rank almost as high as those that take place on the field.

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  • July 16, 2013

    Kessler Institute Named #2 Rehabilitation Hospital in the Nation

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has again been ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the country and as the leading facility of its kind in New Jersey and the greater New York metropolitan region by U.S.News & World Report.

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  • July 10, 2013

    Cool Tips to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

    As temperatures heat up and more people are heading out to enjoy summer activities, accidents and injuries are also on the rise.

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  • April 15, 2013

    Kessler Institute Physicians Named to Best Doctors List

    Eight doctors from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation have been named among the "Best Doctors in America®" for 2013 in an annual independent survey conducted by Best Doctors, Inc.

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  • April 1, 2013

    Kessler Institute to Host Art Exhibit and Reception Honoring Former Patient

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation will host a free art exhibit featuring the work of renowned painter and former Kessler patient Arthur Bucknor on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital's gallery, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ. A live jazz band will provide music and refreshments will be served.

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  • December 20, 2012

    Are the Holidays Hazardous to your Health?

    Kessler Institute offers tips to avoid injury and enjoy the holiday season

    To many people, the holidays are a magical time. But there's no magical way to get all the shopping, decorating, cooking, cleaning and travelling done without the risk of stress, exhaustion and even injury.
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  • July 24, 2012

    Kessler Patient Eric LeGrand Honored at 2012 ESPY Awards

    Injured football player receives the Jimmy V Perseverance Award

    Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers University football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a 2010 game against Army, was presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at this year's ESPY ceremony in Los Angeles.
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  • July 18, 2012

    Kessler Institute Again Named One of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals

    Nation's largest rehabilitation hospital ranked #2 in the country; tops in the East by U.S. News & World Report

    To many people, the holidays are a magical time. But there's no magical way to get all the shopping, decorating, cooking, cleaning and travelling done without the risk of stress, exhaustion and even injury.
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  • July 18, 2012

    How to Stay Cool as Summer Heats Up

    Kessler Institute offers outdoor safety tips

    With summer in full swing, children and adults are spending more time outdoors - and with that comes the risk for more accidents, injuries and heat-related complications.
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  • May 1, 2012

    How to Take the Pain out of Spring Cleaning

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offer tips to get the job done without injury

    It's that time of year when many people feel compelled to clean their closets, houses or garages and get rid of the piles of "stuff" that accumulated over the winter months. What most people don't realize is that these chores can be extremely hard on their muscles and bones and can lead to aches, pains and injury.
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  • April 18, 2012

    Spring Sports

    Kessler Institute Offers Tips on Training and Injury Prevention


    Tennis - Ready to Hit The Courts?
    Cycling - Ride On!
    Lacrosse - Sticks And "Zones" Can Break…
    Baseball - Play Ball!
    Golf - On Course: Getting Fit for Golf Running - Get in the Running!
  • January 23, 2012

    Neil Jasey, M.D. appointed Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

    Neil N. Jasey, Jr., M.D. has been appointed the Director of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this role, Dr. Jasey will direct the comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation program at Kessler's three campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, New Jersey.
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  • September 10, 2011

    Kessler Institute to host 3rd annual Adapted Recreation Expo

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation will host the third annual Adapted Recreation Expo on Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kessler Conference Center, located at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, N.J. People of all abilities are invited to come and explore new activities, participate in a variety of sports and games, and learn about support groups and other networking opportunities.
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  • July 19, 2011

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Kessler Institute One of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has again been ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the country and as the leading facility of its kind in the East by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Kessler has been listed among the nation's best hospitals in this annual independent survey.
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  • July 18, 2011

    Kessler is First U.S. Rehab Center to Use New Robotic Gait Training System

    Kessler Foundation and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation are the first rehabilitation centers in the U.S. to implement the new LokomatPro V6, an advanced robotic training system designed to improve mobility in individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or other neurological diseases. This new system, developed by Hocoma, a Swiss-based manufacturer, offers appropriate patients an intensive program of activity-based therapy that has been shown to improve overall function, movement and walking.
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  • June 24, 2011

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Honored for Contributions to Hispanic Community

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation was recently presented with the 2011 Golden Age Award from the Latino Center on Aging (LCA) for its significant contributions to Latino/Hispanic communities. The LCA, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, recognized Kessler for its outstanding leadership in the field of health care and, in particular, medical rehabilitation.
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  • June 15, 2011

    Get in the Running: Kessler Institute offers Training Tips for Runners of all Levels

    Whether you take a leisurely jog or sprint to the finish line in a marathon, running is great exercise. In fact, running is one of the easiest and most popular sports among non-professional athletes, with more than 25 million Americans putting on their sneakers and heading out to local streets, parks and gyms. Running offers many benefits, including improved cardiovascular and respiratory function, weight loss, reduced cholesterol and increased muscle and bone strength, as well as a healthier mental outlook. But with any sport or activity comes the risk of injury.
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  • May 25, 2011

    Kessler offers tips on preventing hearing loss

    The roar of a jet, the blare of a siren and even the blast of music from radios and media players are putting people of all ages - from toddlers to seniors - at risk for developing Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). It is estimated that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have some degree of hearing loss resulting from exposure to excessive noise at home, work or out in the community.
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  • February 24, 2011

    Kessler offers tips on preventing falls

    Falls are the most common cause of injury in the United States, particularly among older adults. Whether it's a slip on wet or icy pavement or a trip on a rug or stairway, the risk of bruises, broken bones and back and head injuries is significant.
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  • February 24, 2011

    Kessler offers guidelines on stroke awareness, prevention

    Stroke is the leading cause of disability - and the third leading cause of death - among adults in the United States. Once thought of as a disease that only affected older individuals, increasing numbers of younger Americans are experiencing strokes due in part to lifestyle issues, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.
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  • January 10, 2011

    The Scoop on Shoveling Snow

    Kessler Institute Provides Tips to Help Avoid Injury

    Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck ... or the back or elsewhere. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be good exercise if done safely and correctly.
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    Click the play button above to view a video on snow shoveling tips
  • September 14, 2010

    A look at Kessler's Neuro-Recovery Network

    A recent visit to Kessler by members of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation prompted one staffer to share her impressions of the locomotor training program that is part of the national Neuro-Recovery Network.
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  • August 20, 2010

    Kessler offers guidelines on recognizing and treating concussions

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 3.8 million young athletes will sustain some type of brain injury this year. With the fall sports season about to kick-off, Kessler physiatrist Neil N. Jasey, M.D., offers important information and guidelines for parents, coaches and players on identifying and treating mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion.
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  • July 15, 2010

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Kessler Institute One of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals

    U.S.News & World Report

    Nation's largest rehabilitation hospital ranks #2 in the country; tops in the East.
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  • July 1, 2010

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Offers Tips on Tennis Fitness

    On local courts or at Wimbledon's center court, tennis players who want to perform at their best and avoid injury should focus on fitness. Kessler specialists offer tips on training and game techniques.
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  • June 1, 2010

    Kessler Institute Offers Tips to Avoid Golf Injuries

    Proper warm-up, strengthening exercises and improved swing techniques can help golfers avoid injury and even improve their game. Kessler's certified back-to-golf specialist provides some recommendations.
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  • June 1, 2010

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presented with Gallup Great Workplace Award

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has been named one of this year's recipients of the prestigious Great Workplace Award from The Gallup Organization. The award recognizes those companies with the best performing workforces in the world and Kessler is one of only 25 companies to receive this honor this year.
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  • April 19, 2010

    Kessler Rehabilitation Center opens second facility in Edison

    Kessler Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newest outpatient physical therapy facility at 3 Progress Street, Suite 106, in Edison. The Center is part of the outpatient division of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive medical rehabilitation services.
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  • March 26, 2010

    Kessler Institute on NBC News

    Kessler patients Linda and Dave Kubert, who were profiled in a feature story on NBC News, have something in common that few other married couples can claim – their left legs were amputated following a motorcycle accident in September of 2009. Together, they have fought to recover the skills and mobility to move forward. Equally important they have begun to fight for new laws targeting "distracted drivers."
    Read their story and watch the video

  • March 14, 2010

    New tour of duty: Military moms and wives serve as caregivers

    The role of caregiver is not an easy one. Just ask the mother or wives of three soldiers injured in separate incidents in Iraq, who are now Kessler Institute receiving comprehensive treatment for traumatic brain injury.
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  • October 12, 2009

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Helps to "Lighten the Load"

    Specialists offer tips for carrying backpacks, bags and briefcases
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    Click the play button above to view a video on bag safety tips
  • September 16, 2009

    Kessler Institute to Hold Second Annual Adapted Recreation Expo

    The Recreation Therapy Department of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation invites people of all abilities to explore new activities, participate in a variety of sports and games, and learn about networking and support group opportunities at the second annual Adapted Recreation Expo to be held at the West Orange campus on Saturday, October 3.
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  • September 16, 2009

    Kessler Institute Physicians and Nurses Honored for Achievements in Patient Care

    Physicians and nurses at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of the nation's leading medical rehabilitation hospitals, have been recognized for their excellence and expertise in patient care.
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  • July 22, 2009

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Kessler Institute One of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals

    U.S.News & World Report

    Nation's largest rehabilitation hospital ranks #2 in the country; tops in the East.
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  • June 23, 2009

    Before You Take the Plunge...

    PRNewswire

    Kessler Offers 10 Important Tips on Water Safety.
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    Click the play button above to view a video on water safety tips
  • June 9, 2009

    Kessler Rehabilitation Center Opens New Facilities in Elizabeth & Bayonne

    Kessler Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the opening of its two newest outpatient physical therapy facilities.
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  • June 9, 2009

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Recognized for Excellence in Medical Marketing

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of the nation's leading medical rehabilitation hospitals, has been awarded several honors for excellence in medical marketing.
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  • June 9, 2009

    Kessler Introduces New Programs for People Living with MS

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has launched two new wellness programs for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
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  • May 28, 2009

    On Course: Getting Fit for Golf

    Kessler Institute Offers Tips to Avoid Golf Injuries.
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  • February 10, 2009

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation First in North Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

    Kessler Offers Proprio Bionic Foot to Amputees.
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  • July 21, 2008

    Kessler Ranked Top Rehabilitation Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report

    For the 16th consecutive year, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has been named as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • June 30, 2008

    Kessler Named 2008 "Health Care Hero"

    NJ BIZ

    NJ BIZ, the state-wide business news organization, presented Kessler with its 2008 Healthcare Hero award citing the "excellence in programs, treatments and quality of life for their patients" and the significant impact the hospital has on the overall quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Full Story

  • June 15, 2008

    "After one big scare, two miracles for thankful family"

    The Star Ledger

    When John Seville, a police officer, suddenly began to experience nausea, vision problems and numbness in his leg, his wife Connie, who was 40 weeks pregnant at the time, knew he needed help – fast. Full Story

  • June 10, 2008

    "Legend of the Fall"

    ABC - Good Morning America

    In an interview with Diane Sawyer, window washer Alcides Moreno discussed his slow but steady recovery from a 550-foot fall that occurred when from scaffolding gave way at a New York high-rise. Full Story

  • June 8, 2008

    "A Paw to Lean On"

    The Star Ledger

    Pete, a highly trained facility dog at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ, works closely with occupational therapist Sean McCarthy to provide practical support and inspiration to patients as they participate in their daily therapy sessions. Full Story

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