Our Patients & Programs

You want to recover what’s most important in your life. We challenge ourselves to innovate ways to make that possible.

Kyle’s Story: Back to an Active Lifestyle Following a Brain Injury

Kyle’s Story: Back to an Active Lifestyle Following a Brain Injury

A car accident caused Kyle’s severe brain injury, which affected his speech, mobility, memory and activities of daily living. Watch this video to see the latest on his journey, and what the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team means to him.

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Brett walks out after TBI

Back to College After a TBI

Brett suffered a severe TBI after a skiing accident, but through our AMiCouS Program, daily speech therapy and inpatient care he defied the odds and walked out of the hospital.

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Restoring reponsiveness, brain function and communication

AMiCouS Program

Our unique program is one of the few in the country to offer care for a loved one who has suffered a severe brain injury and is now in a minimally conscious state.

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Brain Injury Patient Stories & News

How We Heal

Doctors in our Brain Innovation Center care for the most complex brain injuries and conditions. Our Ability Labs infuse science into treatment. The goal: helping you get your life back.

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Brain Innovation Center

With three dedicated floors of inpatient care and over 100 beds, the Brain Innovation Center is designed to take care of patients with diverse conditions and to promote brain healing and recovery by providing the world’s best medical & nursing care supported by our novel research.

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Legs + Walking Lab

This Lab is designed for patients and research participants with diagnoses affecting lower-body function due to brain or spinal cord injury and diseases of the nerves, muscles and bones. Researchers and clinicians focus on advancing trunk, pelvic and leg function, movement, coordination, strength and balance.

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Arms + Hands Lab

The two-story Harris Family Foundation Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills — turning a key, picking up a pen, reaching for a glass, putting on a sweater…all the many things we do with our hands, arms and fingers.

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Think + Speak Lab

Recovering the ability to think, reason, perceive, swallow, eat, talk, interact with others and make decisions are key for returning to yourself, loved ones and life. In this Lab, combined therapeutic care and scientific application help you recover these building blocks of ability.

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Strength + Endurance Lab

This Lab is designed for patients and research participants working on building stamina and resilience. Therapy is targeted to improve complex motor and endurance activities, coordination and higher-level activities of daily living (cooking, dressing, gardening, sports).

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Pediatric Lab

Pediatric patients (inpatient and outpatient) work with doctors, researchers and therapists in this kid-customized Pediatric Lab, scaled for smaller bodies, developing brains and appealing to young imaginations. 

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Our experts have dedicated their lives to helping patients recover following all acquired brain injury (ABI) — from concussion and stroke to traumatic brain injury.

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Science-Driven Care

With more than 350 clinical studies underway, access to the world’s best research directly impacts your recovery.

Center for Brain Stimulation (CBS)

The mission of CBS is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for neurological and psychiatric disorders utilizing non-invasive brain stimulation. We also conduct studies on healthy volunteers to understand how the human brain works.

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Clinical Trials & Research Studies


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