Meet Our Patients

You want to recover what’s most important in your life — be it learning to walk or speak again, make breakfast, or play golf.

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Norman Plays Guitar as Therapy

Music therapy helps patients relax while providing another way for them to build strength and work on movements. Check out this video of Norman just 17 days after his stroke.

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Heather and her family after stroke recovery

New Mom Recovers from Stroke After Birth of First Baby

Heather experience every now mother's nightmare: a sudden stroke after the birth of her new child. However, with the AbilityLab's help and support of her family, she can now keep up with her son.

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Emily and Georgia the Therapy Dog

Emily Finds Help from Man's Best Friend

After having a stroke while running on the treadmill, Emily Rutledge found help from an unlikely source: Georgia, the AbilityLab's therapy dog. Sometimes the best technology is man's best friend.

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How We Heal

The needs of stroke survivors are unique. From offering best-in-class inpatient care in our Brain Innovation Center to leveraging the latest scientific breakthroughs in our Ability Labs, our state-of-the-art facility offers the greatest chance for your best outcome.

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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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Our clinicians are the best in the world.

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Science-Driven Care

With nearly 200 clinical trials and research studies specifically dedicated to improving treatment for and recovery from stroke (including treatment for aphasia) — we offer you access to the world’s most advanced research, which can directly impact 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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Training Hand Muscle Patterns For Stroke Survivors

The purpose of this study is to investigate a new use of an allergy medicine,to reduce spasticity and muscle hyperexcitability and to evaluate the effectiveness of a new therapy using active practice of your arm and hand compared to passive stretching.

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