On March 25, 2017 the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago became the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. More than just a change of address, this shift enables our continued mission to be the global source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human Ability.
Recognized as #1 in rehabilitation for 28 years in a row. AbilityLab introduces its revolutionary care through 5 Innovation Centers - state-of-the-art hospital facilities and equipment for exceptional patient care provided by the best medical and nursing support.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been recognized as the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report. No other specialty hospital has been consecutively ranked the #1by U.S. News and World Report for so long. Founded in 1954, RIC has earned a worldwide reputation as being a leader in patient care, advocacy, research and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Nerve, Muscle + Bone
Spinal Cord Injury
Pediatric + Adolescent Rehabilitation
Limb Loss + Impairment
ExpertEval® Second Opinion
Adaptive Sports + Fitness Program
Pain Management Center
In the Grainger Pediatric Lab, therapy is often cleverly disguised as play. For example, a tool for stretching, strengthening and developing coordination might take the form a high-tech, neon-green jungle gym. A device to build strength and endurance might feel like riding a bike. Software games designed to improve thinking and speaking might be adapted for toddlers or teens - some of whom have already taught us more than a thing or two about how to make therapeutic video game computer software work and "rock." And we don't forget the classic forms of therapy: aquatic, cognitive, and speech & language.