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A World Leader in Advancing Human Ability™

RIC's care is fundamentally different from any other hospital or rehabilitation setting – infusing research directly into patient care, solving patients' problems better and faster.

RIC sets the standard for care with our unique approach to treatment. An expert, integrated team of clinicians and researchers work together to set individual patient goals, tackle challenges, and innovate solutions that improve patient recovery.

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After-Stroke Treatment in Multiple Settings

Stroke Walking trials

RIC treats more stroke survivors than almost any other rehabilitation provider in the world. We lead the field in caring for the most catastrophic cases of stroke to those less severe – with a continuum of care including Inpatient, DayRehab™, and Outpatient care settings throughout the Midwest.

1. Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Care

Customized, acute care to fit patient needs, developed with the input of the patient, family, physician, and the entire rehabilitation team.

2. Stroke DayRehab

Building on your progress during your inpatient stay for intensive therapy, DayRehab™ is for those who no longer need inpatient hospitalization but still need multiple types of therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology) and continued monitoring by a physician. (Available at seven locations throughout Chicagoland)

3. Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Care

Outpatient rehabilitation is appropriate for those who need only one or two types of therapy. (Available at more than 30 locations in Illinois and Indiana)

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Patient Stories

Our patients share their experiences

Maria Diamond Alfred Hoffman Jordan Krimstien

Maria Diamond

Alfred Hoffman

Jordan Krimstein

College Student, Age 22 Wheaton, IL Maria was home from Notre Dame for winter break when she was struck with a pounding headache. She went to bed and awoke in the middle of the night...

Former US Ambassador to Portugal, Age 79 North Palm Beach, FL As the founder of Florida’s largest real estate development company and the appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal by President Bush, Al Hoffman had always been...

Artist, Age 80 Ft. Sheridan, IL Jordan “Jordie” Krimstein couldn’t figure out how to put on his favorite sweatshirt. He had done it hundreds of times before, but on the morning of his stroke...

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RIC's Unique Care

Research, Recovery, and Innovation

RIC sets the standard for care by our novel approach to treatment. An expert, integrated team of clinicians and researchers work together to set individual patient goals, tackle challenges, and innovate solutions that improve patient recovery.

Integrated Care Model

  • Physical Therapists will help with your mobility
  • Occupational Therapists will help with activities of daily living
  • Speech/Language Pathologists may help with your eating, drinking, and cognition
  • Seating Assistance, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Recreational Therapy may also be available

RIC's Continuum of Care

RIC's care model is designed to drive down medical costs by focusing on successfully integrating patients into the community sooner and practicing skills that support their return to meaninful life roles at home and work.

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The world’s best research directly impacts your recovery

RIC has more than 350 clinical studies underway, nearly 200 of those specifically dedicated to improving treatments and recovery from stroke.

RIC Stroke Recovery - Walking Trials RIC Stroke Recovery - Robotics Lab RIC Stroke Recovery - Noninvasive Brain Stimulation



Brain Stimulation

Our research has proven that increasing the distance a patient walks each day and elevating their heart rate leads to better outcomes. Following your assessment we can determine whether you may benefit from RIC’s intensive gait trials. RIC’s lab uses assistive devices to facilitate finger extension, grasp and hand recovery. Used with clinical therapists in a Virtual Reality environment, researchers are advancing new treatments for stroke patients affected by hand weakness and paralysis. A stimulator equipped with an MRI is used to navigate and test whether brain stimulation can reduce inappropriate nerve impulses to the injured side of the brain after a stroke, ultimately improving hand and arm movements and eliminating paralyzing symptoms.

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