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Rob Heitz

Drs. Chen, Jayaraman and Rymer Featured in Documentary About Former Patient

In mid-August, Rob Heitz plans to swim the San Francisco Bay — from Alcatraz Island back to shore — to raise funds and awareness for the Paralysis Recovery Foundation, which he founded. Episode 3 of Escaping Paralysis — a docuseries following Rob's story — includes interviews with three Shirley Ryan AbilityLab experts: David Chen, Arun Jayaraman and Zev Rymer.

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Assessing Feasibility, Efficacy, and Acceptability of Visual Feedback during Heart Rate Monitoring in Rehabilitation

We are interested in monitoring patients' heart rates during group and individual rehabilitation sessions that focus on improving endurance.

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Watch Spark! 2022 Featuring Patient Stories, “Say I Won’t” by MercyMe

Watch Spark! 2022 Video Featuring Patients Stories and “Say I Won’t” by MercyMe

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Adaptive Cycling Group

Exciting Developments with the Adaptive Cycling Program

Updates from our Adaptive Cycling Program.

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Exercise and Physical Activity Surveys: Measurement Validation

In this study, we are looking to validate exercise and physical activity questionnaires compared to an activity monitor.

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Maria Reese, MD

Meet Dr. Maria Reese as She Discusses Performing Arts Medicine

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Performing Arts Medicine Program is led by Maria Reese, MD, who treats a new generation of dancers, musicians and actors who need specialized rehabilitation care because of the unique physical and emotional challenges they face.

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Dr. Levi Hargrove Featured on CNBC

CNBC’s The News with Shepard Smith recently aired a segment on artificial touch in prosthetic limbs. The story included quotes from Levi Hargrove, PhD, scientific chair, Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine, offering expert opinion on the future of bionics.

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The Best (& Worst) Toys for Early Childhood Development

If you are an expecting parent, one of your biggest concerns is likely whether you have everything you need. Here are common toys and equipment our Shirley Ryan AbilityLab expert pediatric physical therapists and movement specialists recommend.

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