Miland E. Knapp Rehabilitation Center

Although rehabilitation happens all over the hospital to many patients, the Miland E. Knapp Rehabilitation Program (Knapp) is an acute inpatient specialty program of Hennepin Healthcare serving adolescent and adult patients who have been traumatically injured or disabled.


Amazing Patient Stories from Knapp

Some of the conditions we serve:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Anoxic or metabolic encephalopathy
    • Brain cancer
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Other diffuse brain pathology
  • Stroke
    • Ischemic stroke
    • Hemorrhagic stroke
    • Aneurysm
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Cardiopulmonary or metabolic conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
    • Incomplete at all levels
    • Complete equal to or distal to spinal cord level Cervical 7
  • Neurological conditions
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuropathy/myopathy
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions/injuries
  • Arthroplasty with complicating conditions
  • Amputation
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Burns

Inpatient Services

The experienced, interdisciplinary Knapp rehabilitation staff knows the importance of patient and family as valuable members of the team They partner with the patient and family to plan progress by maximizing function, preventing complications, teaching compensatory strategies for persons’ activity limitations and by assisting with planning for a safe discharge.

The rehabilitation physician provides program management for each patient served. Other hospital physicians may be involved during the rehabilitation program to manage medical or surgical care.

Steven D. Lockman, MD is the Interim Medical Director for Knapp.

Admission Criteria

A pre-admission evaluation is conducted before admission to the Knapp inpatient rehab program. This evaluation is done by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. To ask questions about a referral to Knapp or to begin the evaluation process, contact contact the program manager at 612-873-8544.

Age 13 or older

  • Ability (endurance and energy) and willingness to participate in at least 3 hours of therapy each day
  • A specific plan for discharge to a destination other than another facility with enough assistance or supervision as needed
  • Freedom from ventilator support
  • If a complete spinal-cord injury, the level must be at or lower than cervical 7
  • Medically stable condition

Specialty Programs

Brain Injury Program

A comprehensive program for traumatic brain injury and other brain conditions is implemented by a team of specialists. The team works with the patient to minimize the physical/cognitive impairments experienced with brain injury.

Stroke Specialty Program

An individualized intensive, coordinated rehabilitation program is designed for persons who have experienced ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes, including aneurysms.

Outpatient Program

Outpatient services are available at Hennepin Healthcare after patients have completed their Knapp inpatient acute rehabilitation program.

Services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology and social service.

Admission Criteria is Met

After evaluation and criteria are met, the process begins.

Rehabilitation After a Stroke

Depending on the severity, rehabilitation begins right on day one. 

Rehabilitation After a TBI

Rehabilitation after a TBI can be a long process - we're there every step.

Team of Experts

 A team of experts are at your command vested in your success, see what they do. 

History of Miland E Knapp

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation began here and was then taught to others. 

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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