Patient Education

Education is empowerment. Our LIFE Center is a massive collection of resources — printed, video, online; classes; peer mentoring; unique requests.

Education for patients and family members

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Clinical Education

We offer a range of accredited programs — many interdisciplinary. Faculty represent top experts from our ranks and from around the world
Academy Course


Our Academy is known globally for rehabilitation education and training. We teach thousands — clinicians and therapists learn, then teach. We’re advancing ability exponentially.

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PTs and doctors referance the database for outcomes information

RehabMeasures Database

The RMD helps clinicians and researchers identify reliable instruments for assessing patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation.

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Upcoming Events

24Oct 2018

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Adaptive Fitness Center

Fitness Center Education Session: Speech Therapy

29Oct 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lakeshore Sport and Fitness Center

Volunteer Workshop: Adaptive Climbing

4Nov 2018

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Willis Tower

SkyRise Chicago 2018

10Nov 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Broadway Armory Park

10th Annual Second City Showdown Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

30Nov 2018

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

S. J. Gregory Auditorium

NOV 30 - Annual Sports & Fitness Awards Dinner

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Academic Partners

Located on Northwestern University’s medical campus, we have access to the rich sources of our academic partners — Northwestern and its Feinberg School of Medicine, and Lurie Children’s Hospital. Many Feinberg faculty have privileges at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and many of our researchers are also Feinberg investigators.

Medical Students & Residency Programs

Medical Students & Residency Programs

We are proud of our many academic affiliations with institutions from around the world, including Northwestern University

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Studying patient on the Lokomat helps physicians learn

Fellowship Program & Research Jobs

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab offers several types of research fellowships, suitable for funding physicians or PhD scientists in rehabilitation research.

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Scientists work in our wet lab focusing on new discoveries

Federal Research Designations

Our research discoveries set new standards and protocols for rehabilitation. We are honored to be recognized by the government and private agencies.

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Health System Partnerships

Healthcare systems looking at opening or improving their own rehabilitation care units can learn from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Learn about the Advantage Program

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