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John and Kathy Schreiber

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.

Press Release

Hennepin Healthcare

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 and Missy

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.

Patient Story

Eva R. and Cheryl M. accept their awards.

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.


A man using a wheelchair and a woman hold hands outside.

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.


Jessica Curran, DPT, on set at WGN News

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 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.

Patient Story

Primal Movement

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!


Mylene Lagaya

"It Felt Like I Was Meant to Be Back Here" — Nurse Mylene Lagaya Shares Her “Why”

Mylene Lagaya, RN, registered nurse 2, Pain Management Center — who has been with SRAlab for five years — shares how a car accident as teen led her to a career helping others in a full-circle moment.


Dr. Annette Grotheer Honored for Bringing Preventive Health Screenings to Barber & Beauty Shops

Dr. Annette Grotheer Honored for Bringing Preventive Health Screenings to Barber & Beauty Shops

At an April 19 ceremony in Washington, D.C., Shirley Ryan AbilityLab medical resident Annette Grotheer, MD, MPH, was honored as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40," for founding The Shop Docs.


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iWear Study

Online questionnaire to gain knowledge on previous experience with activity monitors and preferences on incorporating wearable technology into healthcare.

Research Project

TBI patient Nirali Chauhan and her therapist Renee Keefer

Daily Herald Profiles Patient Competing on “The Great American Baking Show”

The Daily Herald recently published a profile of Nirali Chauhan — a Barrington resident, medical student and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab outpatient.