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.


Messina's Story

Less than a week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in Maine, Sal and Sunday Messina’s teen-aged son was complaining of increasing and constant pain. Sunday Messina had grown quite concerned and knew her son needed urgent attention. 


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