Phone

312-238-3980

Fax

312-238-5925

Location

355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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Therapy does not have to be all work and no play. Through Therapeutic Recreation, patients build upon physical skills from other therapies, resume previous recreational interests, learn new ones, and move forward on the path of mental and emotional healing through different leisure activities. These benefits are very important to the recovery process and your whole being because they allow you enjoy the activities you love and just be yourself. You also have the chance to meet new people, many of whom face the same challenges you do. Inpatients and families can explore various fun and therapeutic opportunities through music therapy, art therapy, animal-assisted therapy and recreation activity programming

What makes Therapeutic Recreation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab unique?

Our therapeutic recreation staff works closely with you and your loved ones to help find activities and events that match your interests and help you meet everyday needs (for example, commuting on the train or safe money handling).

Manager, Therapeutic Recreation

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Michael Wehner

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Art Therapist

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Lynne Linkowski

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Music Therapist

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William McKenna

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Upcoming Events

6Jun 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Archery Bow Range Chicago

Indoor Adaptive Archery Program

9Jun 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mary Free Bed YMCA

Grand Rapids Wheelchair Softball Tournament

16Jun 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LWSRA

Junior Wheelchair Softball Tournament

23Jun 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

California Park

Chicago Wheelchair Cubs Home Tournament

23Jun 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

California Park

Wheelchair Softball Cubs Home Tournament

28Jun 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Military Sports Camp

9Jul 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Caring for Kids Summer Camp Session I

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Our Programs

Recreational therapy is designed to improve function and independence, as well as offer a productive & inspirational aspect to the recovery process. Here are just some of the recreational therapy options at AbilityLab.

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