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Born with cerebral palsy (CP), Michelle started receiving rehabilitation when she was only 6. Since then, she has made amazing changes and now leads a full, active teenage life.
A minimally invasive, fiber-optic technique that accurately measures the passive stretch and twitch contraction of living muscle tissue could someday be an alternative to the painful muscle biopsies.
Go Baby Go enables toddlers with paralysis to enjoy the physical and social benefits of mobility, empowering them to be part of the action at home and on the playground.
A new study led by Ming Wu, PhD and research scientist, and his team at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is the first to provide direct evidence to indicate that improving weight shifting capacity of children with CP may improve their overall walking function.
A form of botulinum toxin improved active arm movement for stroke and brain trauma patients in a clinical trial that involved Christina Marciniak, MD, attending physician at AbilityLab.
Although the cause of CP remains a mystery, researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) are at the forefront of those working to understand, treat — and ultimately cure — this life-long neurological disorder.