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COVID Care Unit Honored in Crain’s “Notable Health Care Heroes” Feature

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's COVID Care Unit Honored in Crain’s “Notable Health Care Heroes” Feature

Crain’s Chicago Business recently featured SRAlab’s COVID Care Unit in its “Notable Health Care Heroes” feature, which highlighted individuals and teams on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in our community.

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At home workout series from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

At Home Workout: Lower Back

This exercise routine entails general core strengthening and low back mobility for any population capable of independently laying down on a surface and getting into the supine, quadruped, and prone positions.

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Marathon runners

Training for the 2020 Chicago Marathon? Stick to Your Training Plan & Start Now

Teachers always say “don’t cram for a test” — well, the same applies to running a marathon. You can’t cram a six-month training plan into three months and expect the same results.

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Pelvic Floor: Where Kegels Come in

Stop me if you’ve heard this advice from a well-meaning person in your life: “Do your Kegels…” but with no other instructions on how to do them or how often. What even is a Kegel anyway?.

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What Is Your Pelvic Floor? And Why You Should Stop Ignoring It

The pelvic floor is a bowl of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that helps to control bowel, bladder and sexual function. It consists of three layers from superficial to deep that have differing functions.

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Sitting All Day May Be Causing Your Jaw Pain

Have you noticed tension in your jaw, face or neck? Headaches? Clicking or popping while chewing? Pain when yawning?
These symptoms may be associated a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMJ — and may be linked with prolonged sitting or postural changes.

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Structural posture mobility

Sit for Five Minutes & Improve Your Posture

If you find yourself sitting for most of the day, you may feel tension throughout certain areas of the midback and neck. Without appropriate interventions, tissues in these areas can become stiff, weak, tight or too loose. And, imbalanced muscles often contribute to poor posture and can potentially lead to an injury.

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At Home Workout: STOMPS

Strengthening and Optimal Movements for Painful Shoulders, STOMPS for short, is a home-based exercise program that has been shown to be effective in reducing long-standing shoulder pain in people with spinal cord injury.

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