As the leader in rehabilitation, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab sets the standards for post-acute care.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly RIC)

Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab as the #1 provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care in the country.  AbilityLab's steadfast commitment to excellence drives its progressive medical protocols and innovative research studies.

As the leader in rehabilitation, AbilityLab sets the standard for post-acute care. The AbilityLab medical and research staff draws upon their extensive experience to customize patients' care plans and therapy options to achieve optimal results that consistently exceed patient outcomes in standard rehabilitation facilities. Patients from across the country and around the world choose AbilityLab for the comprehensive care and sophisticated technology.



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Leading in Care

AbilityLab is one of only 14 federally designated Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems in the United States and it is the only one in the Midwest region.  AbilityLab provides leading care for a wide range of rehabilitation specialties including:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation and Limb Deficiency
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Women's Health

Inspiring Hope, Redefining Ability.


Lori's Story

On 6 November 1995 my son Matthew was born, truly the best day of my life. On 22 June 2006 my bone marrow transplant donor cells arrived from Germany, truly the second best day of my life. On 28 December 2013 (2,747 days later), my bone marrow donor Michael arrived from Germany, truly the third best day of my life.


The Number One Facility in the Country

From the most complex conditions to the more common injuries, theAbilityLab team delivers exceptional care, providing unparalleled clinical expertise and innovation. Help your patients achieve their rehabilitation goals by referring them to the number one facility in the country.

Visit the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab online or Call 1-800-354-REHAB (7342) to speak to an admissions coordinator