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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, UChicago Medicine Partner for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services

UChicago Medicine and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have joined forces to bring the services and expertise of a premier rehabilitation hospital to patients of the academic health system.

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Former College Hoops Star Fights MS: 'She's Not Going To Give Up'

After insurance refused to pay for six-figure stem-cell transplant, Jasmine Matthews kept fighting, launching a Go Fund Me campaign.


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Humboldt Park man driven by dance to walk again

A combination of perseverance and passion for dance is the driving force behind the recovery of a Humboldt Park man.


Monica Rho, MD, Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Monica Rho, MD, Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently announced that Monica Rho, MD, chief, Musculoskeletal Medicine, is one of 125 professionals chosen for the organization’s new IF/THEN program.


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Healthcare Outside of the Hospital

3 remote monitoring devices are transforming how we track health


kevin and Erica on the ice after Blackhawks sled hockey game

Surprise on the Ice After Blackhawks Victory with Kevin and Erica

After meeting more than 10 years ago through our Blackhawks Sled Hockey team, Kevin proposed to Erica after a victory on the ice.

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derek Daniels playing hockey with the adaptive hockey team

Derek Daniels: Adaptive sports program director brings out the best in others

Highlighting the director of adaptive sports and fitness at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Derek Daniels shares what its like couching and involving others in sled hockey and other adaptive sports.


paralyzed patient from Peoria working with her physical therapist

Paralyzed by Bullets, Peoria Teen Fights for Mobility

At just 19 years old, Destiny Floyd is learning how to get in and out of a wheelchair on her own. She hopes her story will urge people in the river city to put down the weapons.


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Chicago Lab Creates Cutting-Edge Bionic Prosthetics

In a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Chicago, the next generation of bionic prosthetics is being developed at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


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Promoting Function and Independence in the Cerebral Palsy Population

While CP can affect one’s mobility and independence, both children and adults with CP can live healthy and active lifestyles with the appropriate interventions and equipment. At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a heavy focus is placed on gait training and standing with this patient population during physical therapy.


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No. 1 in Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report for 29th 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 29th consecutive year. It remains the only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction.

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