See the latest news, updates and patient stories from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
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.
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Dr. Allison Kessler Featured in CBS 2 Story About Accessibility in Healthcare
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Dr. Allison Kessler was featured in a CBS 2 story about accessibility in healthcare.
Tim’s Triumphant Return to the Stage After Cancer
As a Shirley Ryan AbilityLab inpatient, Tim received intensive physical, speech and occupational therapy through our Cancer Rehabilitation Innovation Center.
Amplitude Magazine Interviews Dr. Levi Hargrove About Department of Defense-Funded Research on Neurally Controlled Bionic Legs
In the News: Amplitude Magazine Interviews Dr. Levi Hargrove About Department of Defense Grant.
RRTC: Employment Technical Assistance Highlights and FAQs
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.
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.
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.
Going the Extra Mile for Patients and Colleagues
Each year during National Nurses Week, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab honors two individuals for excellence in patient care.
Managing Changes in Self-Identity After a Serious Injury or Medical Condition
Self-identity is defined as how someone perceives their life roles and abilities. After a serious injury or medical condition, people’s self-identities — as employees or students, parents, spouses and children, or athletes — can change in ways that can be distressing. If you are struggling with changes in identity, use these four strategies to assist with coping.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's New Golf Performance Program Featured on WGN
A recent episode of WGN Morning News featured a segment with Jessica Curran, DPT, clinical manager, Outpatient Therapy, discussing Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's new Golf Performance Program.
WGN Profiles Pediatric Patient in Story About Young Survivors of Gun Violence
WGN news recently aired a story about children who have survived gun violence in Chicago, focusing on the experience of 12-year-old Shirley Ryan AbilityLab patient Mekhi.
Primal Movement: A More Functional Way to Exercise
As many people continue to work from home, one trend in fitness that has gained popularity is “primal movement.” If that name makes you think has to do with how a prehistoric human would move … you aren’t too far off!