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Paralyzed by Bullets, Peoria Teen Fights for Mobility

At just 19 years old, Destiny Floyd is learning how to get in and out of a wheelchair on her own. She hopes her story will urge people in the river city to put down the weapons.

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A Stimulus-Response Framework to Investigate the Influence of Continuous Versus Interval Walking Exercise on Select Serum Biomarkers in Knee Osteoarthritis

A study on the Stimulus-Response Framework to Investigate the Influence of Continuous Versus Interval Walking Exercise on Select Serum Biomarkers in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Chicago Lab Creates Cutting-Edge Bionic Prosthetics

In a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Chicago, the next generation of bionic prosthetics is being developed at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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Promoting Function and Independence in the Cerebral Palsy Population

While CP can affect one’s mobility and independence, both children and adults with CP can live healthy and active lifestyles with the appropriate interventions and equipment. At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a heavy focus is placed on gait training and standing with this patient population during physical therapy.

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No. 1 in Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report for 29th Consecutive Year

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) again has been recognized as the national leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation, topping the U.S. News & World Report list for the 29th consecutive year. It remains the only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction.

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Better Makers: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Brings the Patient Experience to Life at Spark!

Advancing human ability, from a traumatic brain injury to battling multiple sclerosis (MS), the world-class Shirley Ryan AbilityLab continues to reimagine what it means to be a rehabilitation hospital.

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