When a patient comes to a rehabilitation hospital for an inpatient stay, our goal is to get the patient stable and back home. But what happens if a patient is stable enough to be at home, but not personally ready to go back into the community?
"I came to the U.S. to follow my passion for helping people," Dorcas said. "My favorite part about working at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is my 20th Floor team and what we do for patients. I like to call this place a 'miracle center.'"
Anne Marie was born with a rare condition in which the liver is missing a portal vein. After undergoing two surgeries, she came to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to relearn how to sit, stand, walk and regain activities of daily living.
Typically affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60, "frozen shoulder" is a condition marked by stiffness of the shoulder joint capsule, a bag-like structure that surrounds the ball and socket of the shoulder joint. When the capsule becomes stiff, it severely limits shoulder motion.