Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation

The effects of a stroke on mobility, memory and communication. Physiatrists physician specialists in physical medicine & rehabilitation are recognized leaders in the field of stroke rehabilitation.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a national leader in stroke rehabilitation. The AbilityLab helps more people with stroke than almost any other hospital in the country. Research has shown that the healthcare provider's experience can lead to better outcomes, and ultimately to a better quality of life. The AbilityLab is the only U.S. federally-designated Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Stroke by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

New developments in stroke rehabilitation discovered by AbilityLab scientists are brought immediately to our patients, placing them at the forefront of scientific advancement through participation in the newest therapies and clinical trials.

From the inpatient unit designed exclusively for the care and comfort of stroke patients, to the extensive team of physicians, nurses, therapists and others who specialize in stroke rehabilitation, the AbilityLab uniquely combines the most advanced treatments and therapies that will help each individual patient achieve their goals.

The Stroke Program integrates the traditional therapies and specialized services described above, with other novel therapies not typically available elsewhere, including: