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Leah Recovers from a Brain Injury

Thousands Rally Around Girl Left Unconscious in Accident

Leah Dinchak continues her rehabilitation after a tragic accident left her in a coma from a traumatic brain injury.

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Lynn Rogers runs an Ironwomen

Despite Disease, Ironwoman Lynn Rogers Goes for her 11th Chicago Marathon

Dr. Lynn Rogers - Ironwomen & AbilityLab researcher - battles back from CIDP and Guillain-Barre to return for her hometown marathon.

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The manikin in the Sim Lab

How the Sim Lab Helps Clinicians Hone Their Skills

The physician is real. The RN is real, too. But the patient isn’t real, and this conversation isn’t taking place in a patient room. Instead, it’s in the Patient Simulation Lab — commonly called the “Sim Lab” — on the 12th Floor of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The “patient” is a robotic manikin in a wig, and its voice belongs to Pam Pfeifer, RN, clinical nurse manager.

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Beau Zanca stretches before  Marathon

A House Fire Burned 60% of His Body. Two Years Later, He’s Making His Marathon Debut at Chicago

Severe burns left him in a medically-induced coma. Now, with the help of the AbilityLab, Beau Zanca tackled the Willis Tower & will run 26.2 miles through the city he calls home.

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2019 chief residents

Meet the Chief Residents:

Meet our 3 Chiefs for the Class of 2019! Ryan Doyel, Courtney Stefanski, and Matthew Haas

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MSK Ultrasound Education class

Pushing the Boundaries of Resident Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Education

There has been a clear, growing trend of using musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound within the field of physiatry. MSK ultrasound is now an ACGME-required component for PM&R residency training programs. At Northwestern McGaw/Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the MSK ultrasound resident curriculum has expanded and developed significantly over the past few years to provide a robust opportunity for our residents to have great exposure to this emerging technology.

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brad and wife

Pain Awareness Month: How the Pain Management Center Changed One Patient’s Life

After a decade searching for treatment for his chronic pain, Brad finally found the help he needed at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center (PMC).

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Jenni Grover, the "ChronicBabe"

Why the “ChronicBabe” Loves the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Jenni Grover came to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center for treatment. In the 21 years since she was first diagnosed, Jenni estimates that she’s participated in just about every therapeutic offering at PMC, from biofeedback to occupational therapy. Today, she blogs about her experience with chronic pain as the "ChronicBabe."

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Chris and Walter

Patient with Quadriplegia and Aspiring Doctor Reflects on Care

Chris Connolly is a brilliant medical student. He's also a quadriplegic — and the person who may change the way we think about doctors

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Introduces the Patient and Family Advisory Council

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Introduces the Patient and Family Advisory Council

The Patient and Family Advisory Council serves an important role in promoting AbilityLab’s patient-focused care. It offers a forum for patients and families to give input regarding our programs and policies, identifying opportunities to optimize the patient experience. Are you a patient or family member of a patient who would be an asset to the Patient and Family Advisory Council? Apply today!

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