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Providing exceptional care for more stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury patients than anywhere else in the USA.
How Can We Help?
Patients from around the world choose us for acute rehabilitation. Our hospital is designed to treat the whole patient – physically and mentally. See all the Conditions + Services offerings.
What Sets Us Apart?
Choosing the right rehabilitation partner is vital to achieving your best outcome.
Why Choose Us?
Our new research hospital serves our patients in ways that are unprecedented in medicine.
We treat more patients for stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury than any other rehabilitation hospital.
Our patients report better functional improvements for self-care and mobility than the national average.
Over 50% of our therapists have advanced certifications beyond their Master’s and PhD’s.
At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, you’ll become part of a thriving medical-research community that will champion and celebrate your successes. We’ll help you achieve your best outcome, faster.
Research fuels our passion and informs our patient care. See if you quality for one of our studies.
Intuitively-controlled Virtual Reality to Treat Phantom Limb Pain
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of two different forms of virtual reality training as a treatment for phantom limb pain.
Response to walking exercise in persons with lower limb amputation
The purpose of this study is to better understand how walking exercise impacts the knee joint in lower limb amputees.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic gait training and gait-focused physical therapy programs for children with cerebral palsy: A mixed methods RCT
This study is seeking children with Cerebral Palsy to participate in Lokomat therapy with parents engagement and education.
HANDS: A Multi-Center Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Intermittent Hypoxia Therapy in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
A study to investigate the effectiveness of daily acute intermittent hypoxia therapy (dAIH), coupled with a massed practice intervention or the use of high repetition training with the Rapael Glove, to improve upper-extremity function in individuals with chronic incomplete cervical SCI.
Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Equity and Quality in Assistive Technology (EQuATe)
The objective of this project is to investigate the equity and quality of assistive technology (AT) provision and outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) or a diagnosis that affects the spinal cord.
Dr. Allison Kessler Featured in CBS 2 Story About Accessibility in Healthcare
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Dr. Allison Kessler was featured in a CBS 2 story about accessibility in healthcare.view all news
Tim’s Triumphant Return to the Stage After Cancer
As a Shirley Ryan AbilityLab inpatient, Tim received intensive physical, speech and occupational therapy through our Cancer Rehabilitation Innovation Center.
Amplitude Magazine Interviews Dr. Levi Hargrove About Department of Defense-Funded Research on Neurally Controlled Bionic Legs
In the News: Amplitude Magazine Interviews Dr. Levi Hargrove About Department of Defense Grant.