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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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COMPLETE: 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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John walking again after multiple brain and spinal cord injuries

John's Journey to Walk Again

John sustained a major multiple trauma with brain and spinal cord injuries, and was not walking upon arrival. Immediately following the accident, John’s trauma team said that he might never be able to walk again or reach his hands over his head. Just one month into his rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, John was able to do both.

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HCBS Webinar: The Evolution of Person-Centered Practices

Understand more about person-centered practices, person-centered skills and evolving efforts related to person-centered planning.

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Roberto Rodriguez

In the News: NBC 5 Profiles Patient Following COVID Double Lung Transplant and 11-Month Hospitalization

On May 26, NBC 5 Chicago aired a report on Roberto Rodriguez from Waukegan, who was discharged from SRAlab's 19th Floor Nerve, Muscle & Bone Innovation Center.

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