Classes and Support Groups

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute offers a series of classes and support groups that are open to patients, caregivers and the community. Classes focus on prevention and wellness, while support groups are specifically tailored to the specialized needs of patients who have undergone a life changing event and rehabilitation process.


The Center for Integrative Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland Rehabilitation &
Orthopaedic Institute Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207-6697
Academic Office: 410-448-6361
Fax: 410-448-1873
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Classes are offered through The Center for Integrative Medicine. For information on a specific class, including time, cost, and registration, please select one from the list below:

Prana Yoga - Thursdays, 4-5:15 p.m..
For those of you new to Prana Yoga, "prana" means life force, often referred to in other cultures as "chi" or "ki". The word "yoga" means union. The awareness of the two in a yoga class helps bring the body and mind to a place where it is possible to experience the subtle flow of energy through and around the body. The use of yoga postures, breathing and sound help create an intense and meditative experience, which can reduce stress and allow the body to feel strong and restored.

Qi Gong - Wednesdays, Noon-1 p.m.

Tai Chi - Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Tai Chi is a potent exercise for health and self defense. Regular practice improves muscular strength, flexibility and overall fitness.

Support Groups

*Please Note: Patient/Family Education classes are only available to The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute patients and their families.

Support Group Patient/Family Education*
Brain Injury:
1st Monday of the month at 6:30
Conference Room A
RSVP to Candace Rebuck - 410-448-6303
Our "snow policy" is that the group will not be held if Baltimore County or City has a delay or cancellation to insure everyone's safety.
Brain Injury Weekly Seminar:
Every Wednesday evening
2:00-3:00 p.m.
TBI Family Conference Room
Spinal Cord Injury:
2nd Tuesday of each month
6-8 p.m., SCI Gym
Learn more about this support group
View the latest Spine Times Newsletter
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Education:
Classes are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
11:30 a.m.-12 noon
Stroke Group:
Meets monthly
Contact Pam Cauley for specific dates/times

Open group for all caregivers and does not focus on a specific disability, disease or condition
4th Tuesday of each month
6-7 p.m., SCI-CMR Gym-room G615
Offering a variety of educational speakers relevant to amputees and their family members.
3rd Wednesday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Held in Outpatient PT GYM, Room G604
Trauma Survivors' Support Group
This group offers trauma survivors the chance to gain the experience, confidence and support necessary to move forward in the recovery process.
2nd Wednesday of each month.
6:30-8 p.m.
Women Embracing Abilities Now (WEAN)
Mentoring program for women with disabilities.
410-294-6930 or 410-433-0614
Multiple Sclerosis Day Program
A therapeutically structured day program for persons with MS.
Operates Monday – Thursday.
Brain Injury Association of MD (BIAM)
Information, referrals and assistance for persons with brain injuries and their families statewide.
410-448-2924 or 1-800-221-6443
Email: [email protected]
BARS (Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports)
Community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing year 'round recreational opportunities to both children and adults with disabilities.