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“My Sweet Spot“: Ignacio Perez's Return to Rehabilitation Nursing after Acute Care

“I'm in a sweet spot here,” he said. “I have the ability to put in quality work, spend time with and get to know patients, and hone my craft. The pace is good — busy yet steady — and I am able to produce my best work and provide quality care.”


Nicole's Story

What “The Soul Moves First” Means to Nicole

Nicole posted the below reflection to Facebook about her recent Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and the reawakening she had seeing “The Soul Moves First” after therapy at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Impact Report 2021

2021 Impact Report

On behalf of everyone at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, we thank you for your support. We invite you to take a look at our FY21 Impact Report below.


Samantha Lewis at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for Long-Covid recovery

NYT: Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy

Nearly two years into the pandemic, advances have been made in treating Covid itself, but long Covid — a constellation of lingering health problems that some patients experience — remains little understood.


Top Climber SkyRise Chicago

SkyRise Chicago – Event Recap

On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, we hosted the 13th annual SkyRise Chicago at Willis Tower. This year’s event included both in-person participation in the world’s tallest indoor stair-climbing event, as well as a virtual option for participants — running, stepping and cycling in their communities in support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


woman stomach gripping

How Sucking in Your Stomach Could be Bad for Your Health

Dr. Sarah Hwang, MD, comments on how 'stomach gripping' - sucking in your stomach all the time - can negatively impact your health.


Thanksgiving 2021

Surviving Holiday Meals with Picky Eaters (Part One): Preparation

The holidays can be a stressful time for families, especially those with picky eaters. Most holiday traditions center around food and, unfortunately, many of these foods are not high on the “preferred food lists” of picky eaters (e.g., green bean casseroles, Brussels sprouts, etc).



Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Hosts 13th Annual SkyRise Chicago, World’s Tallest Indoor Stair-Climbing Event

Hundreds of participants to climb Willis Tower in support of rehabilitation hospital

Press Release

Carved Pumpkins for Halloween

Carve a Pumpkin!

Print these decals out to carve a pumpkin!