Brain injury rehabilitation promotes improved memory and orientation skills as well as the patient's ability to transfer both physical and intellectual skills from the hospital setting to real life. Patients with brain injury participate in community re-entry groups to strengthen daily living and social interaction skills, while initiating a healthy lifestyle through group leisure activities.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has been a leader in rehabilitation services for brain injury survivors for more than two decades. Our patients with brain injury benefit because the AbilityLab is both a teaching and a research institution, at the forefront of medical technological advances. Recently named a Model System Traumatic Brain Injury Center by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab continues to pioneer research, as well as medical and technological advancements for people with traumatic brain injuries.
The AbilityLab meets medical and rehabilitation needs in all categories of acquired brain injury, which include:
- Anoxic brain injury
- Mild traumatic brain injury
- Moderate traumatic brain injury
- Severe traumatic brain injury
- Closed head injuries
- Brain tumor
- Disease entities (such as encephalitis)
- Metabolic disorders that lead to brain injury