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Rob Heitz

Drs. Chen, Jayaraman and Rymer Featured in Documentary About Former Patient

In mid-August, Rob Heitz plans to swim the San Francisco Bay — from Alcatraz Island back to shore — to raise funds and awareness for the Paralysis Recovery Foundation, which he founded. Episode 3 of Escaping Paralysis — a docuseries following Rob's story — includes interviews with three Shirley Ryan AbilityLab experts: David Chen, Arun Jayaraman and Zev Rymer.


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Watch Spark! 2022 Featuring Patient Stories, “Say I Won’t” by MercyMe

Watch Spark! 2022 Video Featuring Patients Stories and “Say I Won’t” by MercyMe


Adaptive Cycling Group

Exciting Developments with the Adaptive Cycling Program

Updates from our Adaptive Cycling Program.


Maria Reese, MD

Meet Dr. Maria Reese as She Discusses Performing Arts Medicine

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Performing Arts Medicine Program is led by Maria Reese, MD, who treats a new generation of dancers, musicians and actors who need specialized rehabilitation care because of the unique physical and emotional challenges they face.


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Dr. Levi Hargrove Featured on CNBC

CNBC’s The News with Shepard Smith recently aired a segment on artificial touch in prosthetic limbs. The story included quotes from Levi Hargrove, PhD, scientific chair, Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine, offering expert opinion on the future of bionics.


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The Best (& Worst) Toys for Early Childhood Development

If you are an expecting parent, one of your biggest concerns is likely whether you have everything you need. Here are common toys and equipment our Shirley Ryan AbilityLab expert pediatric physical therapists and movement specialists recommend.


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Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years (via U.S. News)

Patients were often very forgetful, struggling with the sort of "brain fog" that would often make it difficult to find the words to express themselves. Dr. Colin Franz, a physician-scientist with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, said the findings dovetail with his own experience with COVID-19 survivors.


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For COVID Long Haulers, Hope in Rehab (via Bloomberg)

Rehab facilities across the country have started to take in long Covid patients during the pandemic. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, one of the country’s top rehab centers, went so far as to open a wing dedicated to Covid patients.


prosthetic limb from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab

A Look Inside the P&O Lab

April was Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and we’re giving a behind-the-scenes look at our Prosthetics & Orthotics program.



Limb Loss Awareness Month: Meet Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics Team

During Limb Loss Awareness Month this April, meet our Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) team members from throughout our sites of care!