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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 32nd Consecutive Year
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) again has been recognized as the national leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation, topping the U.S. News & World Report list for the 32nd consecutive year. It remains the only hospital of any kind to hold this distinction.
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Six Years of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
To commemorate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s six-year anniversary in our flagship hospital, we’re celebrating bold moves, big bets and breakthroughs that are advancing rehabilitation science and patient care.
Speeding Drug Repurposing for Patients
Using an Anti-Cancer Drug to Treat Muscle Contractures in Cerebral Palsy
Translating Research into Recovery
For those with aphasia — a disorder challenging language production and processing — the ability to communicate could be right at their fingertips
Reframing a Problem as a Solution
Exploiting Spasticity's Promise: Biomarker Points to Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury
Scoring Start-up Funding for Breakthrough Research
Regrowing Cartilage to Turn Back the Body’s Aging Clock
Accelerating Next-gen Rehabilitation Technology
Immediate-impact Research Through Industry Collaboration
Humans Are Not Just Big Mice: Study Identifies Science’s Muscle-Scaling Problem
Findings have significant implications for surgery, computational musculoskeletal modeling, muscle performance and rehabilitation.
The Physiologist Magazine Highlights Dr. Monica Perez’s Research on Speeding SCI Recovery in Cover Story Feature
The March 2023 issue of The Physiologist Magazine featured a cover story on the groundbreaking Shirley Ryan AbilityLab researcher Monica Perez, PT, PhD, and her career-spanning research to help speed recovery for patients with spinal cord injuries.
Watch Tyler’s Story
Tyler, a St. Louis resident, was a newlywed when a car accident left him with a severe traumatic brain injury and in an unconscious state. In the months that followed, and thanks to intensive rehabilitation and care provided by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s 25th Floor team, Tyler hit milestone after milestone. Watch his story.
Winter Sports Safety Q&A with Meredith Ehn, DO, DPT
Learn about winter sports safety straight from the expert, Meredith Ehn, DO, DPT, Sports Medicine Attending Physician.