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Chris Ward and his family

Chicago Tribune: Glen Ellyn dad has survived COVID-19, 9/11 and cancer

Chris Ward was diagnosed with COVID-19 the day before Thanksgiving. He had a headache, a rarity for him, and got a rapid test to rule out the virus before the holiday.

By the day after Thanksgiving, his heart was racing and he spiked a fever, so he went to the hospital.

He didn’t leave until February.

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Novel device records, senses and manipulates “mini-brains”

Tiny Machine Poised to Unlock Brain’s Mysteries

Novel device records, senses and manipulates “mini-brains”

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Woman rock climbing

A Guide to Rock Climbing Post-Pandemic

Rock climbing is a rigorous sport that is very demanding on the whole body. From the fingertips to the toes, large forces are constantly being placed on small structures, which can create a potential for injury.

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Physical Activity Engagement

Our goal is also to understand factors that maybe related to individual engagement in physical activity and how that changes in certain conditions e.g. lung cancer diagnosis or mitigation strategies of COVID-19.

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Strength and endurance lab

Outcomes of Musculoskeletal Treatments

Our work in this area focuses on outlining factors that maybe related to the outcome of musculoskeletal procedures or treatments for degenerative musculoskeletal conditions.

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wheelchair sports athletics teams

Adaptive Sports Research

We are investigating physical activity and common injuries in individuals playing adaptive sports.

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women playing soccer

Knee Osteoarthritis

Learn more about our projects and focus on assisting sports injury and biological markers for knee joint distress.

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Elderly Bathroom Safety

10 Tips from an OT to Make Your Bathroom Safer for Aging in Place

Many adults experience trouble as they age getting into and out of the shower or bathtub, or standing up from the toilet, resulting in an increased risk of falls. Whether you or a loved one are looking to safely age in place, or are recovering from an impairment, there are many ways to make bathrooms safer.

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CBS's Mission Unstoppable Features Brenna Argall

CBS's Mission Unstoppable Features Brenna Argall

The CBS show Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove recently featured Brenna Argall, PhD, director, argallab, in a story about new robotics technology being added to assistive devices. "We do this to make operating assistive devices accessible to people with very severe motor impairments," she said.

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"Hearts of Hope" Valentines Bring Smiles to Patients' Faces

"Hearts of Hope" Valentines Bring Smiles to Patients' Faces

On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 nearly 200 personalized Valentine's Day cards were delivered to every inpatient. The cards are the result of our "Hearts of Hope" event.

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