Shirley Ryan AbilityLab opens clinic in Arlington Heights

  • Employees stand at the entrance to the new Shirley Ryan AbilityLab DayRehab Center Arlington Heights, located at 3215 N. Wilke Road.

    Employees stand at the entrance to the new Shirley Ryan AbilityLab DayRehab Center Arlington Heights, located at 3215 N. Wilke Road. Courtesy of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

 
 
Updated 8/6/2020 7:22 AM

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab opened its new daytime outpatient rehabilitation clinic on the north side of Arlington Heights this week, replacing a smaller one that closed in Wheeling.

The 11,500-square-foot clinic within the Arlington Ridge Office Center at 3215 N. Wilke Road is geared toward helping those recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury and now, COVID-19, return to an active life, officials said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"With more space, our new facility will now be able to serve even more patients in the Northwest suburbs through best-in-class clinical care and state-of-the-art technology and therapeutic equipment," said Monica Santilli, clinical manager, in an announcement of the clinic's opening.

The new facility is 70% bigger than the old one in Wheeling. It includes an Activities of Daily Living Studio, where patients can practice everyday tasks, like cooking, a gait track harness system and an orthotics space, among other features.

The clinic will provide patients anywhere from two to six hours of daily therapy, two to five days a week. It's open to those age 14 and older.

The village board this spring granted Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a land-use variation for the new clinic. Trustees also approved variations for parking and the height of a new 17-foot-tall canopy above the main entrance.

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