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Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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Symptoms of a Concussion


Concussion symptoms may appear right away, while others may go unnoticed for hours or days after the injury. If you experience any symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Physical changes such as balance problems, dizziness, headaches, neck pain or difficulty returning to activity or exercise
  • Mood changes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disturbance
  • Cognitive changes such as short-term memory problems, slowed thinking, confusion, difficulty concentrating, planning, organization or multi-tasking
  • Vision changes such as eye strain or double vision


Meet with the Experts


You will be evaluated by one of our Brain Injury Certified Physicians and Clinical Neuropsychologists. Based on your symptoms and presentation, you may have follow-up appointments and/or be referred to other concussion specialists on our team, including:

  • Physical Therapist: Vestibular Therapy, Management of Neck Pain, Return to Physical Activity/Sports, Return to Work/School
  • Occupational Therapist: Vision Rehabilitation, Cognitive Retraining, Return to Work/School
  • Speech and Language Pathologist: Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive and Speech Symptom Management, Return To Work/School
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Working with your employer to facilitate potential accommodations and return to work/school

Our Concussion experts will help you get back to work, school or other activities that are important to you. You may also be referred to other specialists, as needed.

Our Physicians

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Our researchers and physicians work collaboratively to advance the science and care for concussion.

Prakash Jayabalan helps a concussion patient on a gait track

College Students Take Longer to Recover from a Concussion

It takes 7-14 days to recover from a concussion. Researchers questioned if it takes longer in college students who find it difficult to find time to recover.

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Brett walks out after TBI

Back to College After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brett suffered a severe TBI after a skiing accident. Through our AMiCouS Program, daily speech therapy and inpatient care he walked out of the hospital.

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Upcoming Events

"We hold both free and fundraising events all year long! Whether you are a long-time donor or new to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, don't miss these educational events."


Oct 2023



Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023



Nov 2023



Willis Tower

SkyRise Chicago 2023


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