Patients – even years after an injury or diagnosis – are benefiting from these treatments and are doing things they previously thought impossible. Because of advancements in everything from spasticity management to new walking exoskeleton devices, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab offers patients with all conditions an expert evaluation.
Each evaluation is led by a physician and customized to meet your specific needs. Prior to your visit, our team will review your medical records, discuss your goals, and design the evaluation around your particular concerns.
Ready to see if you qualify? Whether you're in already in Chicago or traveling to AbilityLab, contact our Global Patient Services team at 1-312-238-1188 to learn more about getting your ExpertEval today.
"Second Look" for Spinal Cord Injuries
Our Second Look program was designed by our team of experts in SCI, lead by David Chen, MD, Medical Director, SCI Program. Dr. Chen has over 25 years of experience in treating spinal cord injuries and is one of the most renowned medical experts in his field. Dr. Chen and his team will evaluate any individual with a spinal cord injury to assess their current situation and make ecommendations for next steps in treatment. A "second look" is recommended every 18-24 months for all people with spinal cord injury.
A comprehensive medical evaluation is an integral component of Second Look, and it generally includes assessment and recommendations for preventing and managing secondary medical conditions and complications associated with spinal cord injury.
Once the evaluation is complete, the team will customize a treatment plan that can help the patient maximize his or her ability. We have customized several programs to meet the individual patient’s specific goals. Customized, cutting edge treatment options may include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal Cord Injury "Boot Camp" (an intensive program suited to each patient's needs, goals, and progress)
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Pain Programs
Make an appointment for our Second Look Program today. Please call 1-312-238-1188 today.
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
David Chen, MD
Richard L. Harvey, MD
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
David L. Ripley, MD, MS
Nerve, Muscle + Bone Program
Santiago D. Toledo, MD
Amputee & Limb Loss Program
Mark Huang, MD