Our Patients & Programs
You want to recover what’s most important in your life. We challenge ourselves to innovate ways to make that possible.
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.read more
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.read more
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.
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.learn more
Our experts have dedicated their lives to helping patients recover following all acquired brain injury (ABI) — from concussion and stroke to traumatic brain injury.
Science-Driven CareWith more than 350 clinical studies underway, access to the world’s best research directly impacts your recovery.
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.view lab