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Kathy Stevens honored at ARN conference

Kathy Stevens Honored as Fellow of Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

At the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ (ARN) annual conference in Providence, R.I., Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Kathy Stevens, director, Nursing Education, and director, Magnet Program, was inducted into ARN’s most distinguished level of membership: Fellow of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (FARN).

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Nick Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Research Institute

Gilbert Family Foundation Contributes Nearly $375 Million in Partnership with Henry Ford Health to Bring Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to Detroit

The Gilbert Family Foundation (GFF), Henry Ford Health and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab today announced a historic partnership to bring a 72-bed state-of-the-art physical medicine and rehabilitation facility to Detroit.

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National Limb Loss and Preservation Registry

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Joins National Limb Loss and Preservation Registry

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab recently signed on to take part in the National Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR), a new project aimed at advancing treatments and outcomes of patients with congenital and acquired limb loss and limb difference.

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Meet Charles and Discover Music Therapy

Watch this video to meet Charles C. and see his experience at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after experiencing issues related to his cervical stenosis.

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Inspiring Stories Featuring Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Watch this video to meet Mary, Lucy, Lewis and Cody as they navigate their rehabilitation.

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Satej Hiking

Raging Optimist Satej Recovers from SCI

Satej's doctors told him that he probably wouldn’t move again from the shoulders down. On his second day at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Satej stood for the first time.

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Dr. Colin Franz

Dr. Colin Franz Honored by AANEM for Research on Risk of Nerve Injury in Patients in ICU with Severe COVID

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recently announced that Shirley Ryan AbilityLab physician-scientist Colin Franz, MD, PhD, has received one of its 2023 Scientific Impact Awards.

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Rob Kozarek Racing

Peer Mentors Model a Life Well Lived

Returning home after a life-changing illness or injury is a positive step in recovery, but it can take time to adjust. Our peer mentor program helps patients and families through the transition.

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What is a Ventilator, and How Does it Work?

Traumatic injuries to the spinal cord at the neck-level (cervical) can result in damage to the nerves controlling the breathing muscles. Learn more about how a spinal cord injury (SCI) affects these nerves.

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USGA Hosts Second U.S. Adaptive Open with Help from Clinicians

USGA Hosts Second U.S. Adaptive Open with Help from Clinicians

On July 12, the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) hosted the U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst No. 6. This year marked the second edition of the tournament and, just like last year, was made possible by the vital contributions of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team members.

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Lungs

How does a spinal cord injury (SCI) affect breathing?

Not all spinal cord injuries affect breathing. The location of the injury on the spinal cord and the nature of the injury determine whether breathing is affected.

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Parent Holding Child

The 2 Most Common Myths of Childhood Speech Development

Advice from a speech-language pathologist about two common myths about speech therapy for kids.

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