Program, Services & Patients
You want to recover what’s most important in your life — be it mobility, independence or walking again. Together we reach for those goals.
See what sets us apart from other rehabilitation hospitals and why our outcomes for spinal cord injury patients are exceptional.read more
Our wide array of services, many available only here at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, will help you and your family navigate your recovery.read more
How We Heal
Our integrated team of physicians, nurses, therapists, researchers and case managers understand the most complex injuries. They create programs for each patient – tailored to your individual goals. Therapy may take place in one or several ability labs.
With hundreds of clinical studies under way — several specifically dedicated to improving recovery from damage to the vertebrae and spinal cord — we offer you access to the world’s most advanced research, which can directly impact your recovery.
Clinical Trials and Research Studies
A Multi-Center Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Intermittent Hypoxia Therapy in Individuals with SCI
A study to investigate the effectiveness of daily acute intermittent hypoxia therapy (dAIH), coupled with a massed practice intervention or the use of high repetition training.read more
Locomotor function following transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation in individuals with hemiplegic stroke
This study is looking for persons who have had a stroke to determine if spinal stimulation helps improve walking ability.read more
This research is being conducted to study the effects of breathing low oxygen air (hypoxia) and exercise training on recovery of upper limb (arms and hands) and lower limb (legs) function in people with spinal cord injury.read more