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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.
Response to walking exercise in persons with lower limb amputation
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.
Alliance Brings Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Nation’s Top Rehabilitation Program, to Hennepin Healthcare
Hennepin Healthcare and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are joining forces to bring the services and expertise of the nation’s premier rehabilitation hospital to patients of Hennepin Healthcare. An alliance between Hennepin Healthcare and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will build on the legacy of high-quality care and services provided by the inpatient rehabilitation team and related therapies at Hennepin Healthcare.view all news
John and Kathy Schreiber Give $15 Million to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
The gift has been directed to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Accelerate Ability fundraising campaign. Specifically, it will fund innovative care and game-changing research targeted to patients with diverse brain conditions.
Brian’s Journey: Advanced Technology Leads to Explosive Gains After Locked-in Syndrome
Following a cardiac procedure, post-surgical complications led to multiple strokes for Brian. He developed locked-in syndrome and, despite paralysis, was fully aware of his surroundings.