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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.
Six Years of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
To commemorate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s six-year anniversary in our flagship hospital, we’re celebrating bold moves, big bets and breakthroughs that are advancing rehabilitation science and patient care.view all news
Speeding Drug Repurposing for Patients
Using an Anti-Cancer Drug to Treat Muscle Contractures in Cerebral Palsy
Translating Research into Recovery
For those with aphasia — a disorder challenging language production and processing — the ability to communicate could be right at their fingertips