Hours of Operation

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

Assisted Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM




Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E Erie St
Chicago, IL 60611
United States


Our program offers a variety of services including clinical care, research, education and community outreach. We offer comprehensive clinical visits for new patients and ongoing treatments, customized early-stage evaluations, opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and individualized rehabilitation therapy services in addition to fitness and education services. 

We Treat


  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes including:
    • Corticobasal Degeneration
    • Multiple System Atrophy
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Dystonia
  • Functional movement disorders
  • Gait disorders
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Tremor and essential tremor

Clinical Care


Our Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders (PDMD) program cares for patients collaboratively to create individualized care plans. Your care team includes physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and many others. Together, we see patients in a variety of ways, but always with a shared goal of optimizing your outcomes and improving your function.

The interdisciplinary PDMD team approach of our clinic focuses on your best outcome at the forefront of all evaluations and plans. Patient care assessments and plans are made in real time, and clinicians meet with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your specific goals and make recommendations for next best steps. Our translational model utilizes research studies and the most current data to drive our approach and the variety of team members allows us to assess your individualized needs.

Early Intervention Program


Current research shows that an active lifestyle, with regular exercise at the right intensity, can benefit those living with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. We want to partner with you to build an active lifestyle and assist with any future needs as they arise.

Our program is tailored to be proactive and to optimize function and enhance quality of life by:

  • Performing individualized evaluations
  • Assessing walking, balance, posture, fine-motor skills, cognition and communication among other areas
  • Creating customized exercise programs
  • Teaching use of technology to support work and leisure activities
  • Offering ongoing guidance to help maximize mobility and achieve goals

Research Opportunities


The document below includes a list of research studies that are currently recruiting participants (last updated September 2023)


Research & Education

Our program offers a wide range of research opportunities for the motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional aspects of PDMD. Providing education and support for our patients and their families is an essential part of our mission.

Researchers work together to solve problem


We’re committed to sharing what we’re doing and what we learn — with all who seek greater ability and practitioners the world over.

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LIFE Center

LIFE Center

An award-winning resource offers educational materials, peer counseling and support for those whose day-to-day lives have changed due to the injury or illness of a loved one.

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Our Services

Therapy Services

We offer a variety of therapy services which use science-driven advances, technology and non-pharmacological interventions to dramatically improve abilities. Depending on your level of therapy need, we provide three different convenient options:

Inpatients benefit from world-class technology in their recovery

Inpatient Care

We treat several thousand inpatients with a wide variety of functional impairments, from the common to the most complex.

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Thearpist work on conditions ranging from surgical recovery to stroke therapies in outpatient care.

Outpatient Care

Our 14 outpatient and 23 Alliance therapy sites are spread over a wide geographical area and support your therapy needs by offering care closer to home.

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After inpatient discharge, patients continue intense guided therapy in DayRehab


Our DayRehabCenter® Program sets the standard for patients who no longer require hospitalization, but still need intensive, coordinated rehabilitation care.

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