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Dr. Rho at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Q&A With Dr. Monica Rho: U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Physician

During her recent 13-hour flight from Chicago to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics (taking place in 2021), we caught up with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's (USWNT) team physician Monica Rho, MD — who, during her day job, is section chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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A-Z Guide: Pediatric Resources for Illinois Families

Like many parents of children with disabilities, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the quantity of resources available to you, and how to access them.
Use the following checklist of key entitlements and resources for residents of Illinois.

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 31st Consecutive Year

Remains only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction.

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Short of Breath for the Long Haul: Diaphragm Muscle Dysfunction Found in Survivors of Severe COVID-19

Short of Breath for the Long Haul: Diaphragm Muscle Dysfunction Found in Survivors of Severe COVID-19

Findings suggest that weakness of the breathing muscle is a highly prevalent underlying cause for prolonged functional impairments after hospitalization for COVID

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Honda Walking Assist Device Home Trial

In this study, we aim to verify the safety and validate the usability of the Honda Walking Assist (HWA) device in the home setting.

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Pelvic Health: The Missing Link in Athletes' Health

The health of pelvic floor muscles in active patients is crucial: these muscles work as part of your core muscles alongside the diaphragm, abdominals and spinal stabilizers. A healthy pelvic floor is able to both contract and relax, moving in tandem with the diaphragm as you breathe.

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In a First, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Researchers Observe Muscles Losing Basic Building Blocks After Stroke

In a First, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Researchers Observe Muscles Losing Basic Building Blocks After Stroke

 “This is the most direct evidence yet that chronic impairments, which place a muscle in a shortened position, are associated with the loss of serial sarcomeres in humans,” said Dr. Murray.

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Patient Care Technician Sonnita Fairfax

Patient Care Technician Sonnita Fairfax's Quick Thinking Saves a Child's Life

"I just jumped out of the car; I put my car in park, but I didn't take the key out or anything. I just jumped out"

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