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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Biologics Lab

The Biologics Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is only one of its kind in the world, and .employs studies of living cells to solve human problems.

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Join the CHAT - A Community of Hand Ability Training

We invite you to come and explore exercise training opportunities for persons with stroke and spinal cord injury in the Perez Lab at the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab.

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Vibration For Muscle Spasms

This study will use closed-loop control of tendon vibration to implement clinically meaningful management of muscle spasms, and to understand how spinal circuits responsible for spasm generation change in response to vibration

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Chicago Health: Controlling Chronic Pain

“…we want to put the patient in control and teach them how to better manage their pain,” says Dr. Shana Margolis, attending physician at AbilityLab.

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Dr. Prakash Jayabalan Receives Research Grant from Foundation for PM&R

Dr. Prakash Jayabalan Receives Research Grant from Foundation for PM&R

Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD, attending physician and clinician-scientist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, recently was honored with the 2019 Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Improve dynamic lateral balance of humans with SCI

This project will test whether robotic balance training paired with transcutaneous spinal stimulation will be effective in improving dynamic balance and locomotor function in humans with SCI.

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Dr. Monica Rho, Chief of musculoskeletal medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Dr. Monica Rho Named to Crain's Chicago Business' 2019 40 Under 40

Dr. Monica Rho, Chief of musculoskeletal medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, named to Crain's Chicago Business' 2019 40 Under 40.

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Thousands scale Willis Tower for tallest stair-climbing event in the world

The tallest stair-climbing event in the world, and for a great cause. 2,000+ people climbed 103 floors to the top of the Willis Tower during SkyRise Chicago.

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Patient and Speech Language Therapist work on Aphasia therapy

Aphasia Trajectory Research Study

This study aims to recognize, identify, and evaluate the trajectory recovery and abilities of a person who has had a stroke and living with cognitive-communication challenges and their respective quality of life.

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