Our Patients are Our Priority
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has varied departments and resources specializing in addressing all levels of pain for patients. Check out a few of these groups and individual success stories.
Learn life-long pain-management skills through interdisciplinary treatment. Our goal is to help patients manage their own pain and improve their quality of life.read more
Persistent pain can upset your teen’s ability to concentrate in school, participate in sports and socialize with friends. We’re here to help.read more
How We Heal
All of our pain programs are informed by the innovative research conducted in our Ability Labs. Our doctors, therapists and scientists work together to bring you the best care with the most advanced medical research and technology.
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.
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