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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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Kyle’s Story: Back to an Active Lifestyle Following a Brain Injury

Kyle’s Story: Back to an Active Lifestyle Following a Brain Injury

A car accident caused Kyle’s severe brain injury, which affected his speech, mobility, memory and activities of daily living. Watch this video to see the latest on his journey, and what the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team means to him.

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Announces First Kabiller Humanitarian Prize Winner

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Announces First Kabiller Humanitarian Prize Winner

Elissa Larkin Conlon, speech-language pathologist and research clinician, is the first recipient of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Kabiller Humanitarian Prize.
Watch the video below, which debuted at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s May 30, 2019, Spark! signature event, and see why Elissa was selected for this honor.

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Open-source Bionic Leg: First-of-its-kind Platform Aims to Rapidly Advance Prosthetics

A new open-source, artificially intelligent prosthetic leg designed by University of Michigan and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab researchers is now available to the scientific community. The leg’s free-to-copy design and programming are intended to improve the quality of life of patients and accelerate scientific advances by offering a unified platform to fragmented research efforts across the field of bionics.

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