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


Aquatic therapy increases the speed of healing and improves outcomes. Increased buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure decrease pressure on
joints, making it possible to “unweight” the patient. Warmth and increased motion lead to increased muscle activity, which in turn improves circulation and decreases inflammation and pain.

The pool can accommodate as many patients, therapists and group activities as possible and is equipped with a state-of-the-art lift to transfer patients safely into
the water. The water temperature is maintained at an optimal therapeutic temperature. The Center also includes a wheelchair “parking” alcove, locker rooms for patients and staff and semiprivate bays for patients who need privacy to dress.