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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.
Dr. Brenna Argall Inducted to Prestigious AIMBE College of Fellows
At a March 27 ceremony in Washington, D.C., Brenna Argall, PhD, research scientist and director, argallab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The AIMBE College of Fellows is a unique honor, recognizing the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.view all news
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Celebrates the First Graduating Class from Our Oak Point University CNA Career Accelerator Program
On March 25, the first class of graduates from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Oak Point University CNA Career Accelerator Program received their certificates in a ceremony attended by colleagues, family and distinguished guests. This unique program provides a fully-paid fast track to educate, certify and employ certified nursing assistants (CNAs) — what we refer to as patient care technicians, or PCTs, at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. PCTs provide basic care to our patients, including basic hygiene, activities of daily living and therapeutic rehabilitation activities.
Dr. Rick Lieber Receives 2023 Elsass Foundation Research Prize for Impacting Lives of People with CP
On March 27, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s chief scientific officer, Richard Lieber, PhD, was named the recipient of the 2023 Elsass Foundation Research Prize in recognition for being “one of the world's leading researchers in the field of cerebral palsy (CP).” He was nominated by his long-time collaborator Jan Fridén, MD, PhD, professor of hand surgery, Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil, Switzerland.