The goal of Burke's inpatient programs is to ensure that each patient makes the maximum recovery possible.
The Burke Medical Research Institute is developing new treatments for disabling diseases and injuries.
Burke offers physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as other outpatient programs.
Burke sponsors support groups, educational events and fitness programs for the community.
Burke is hosting its 16th annual First Swing Adaptive Golf Clinic for therapists, golf professionals and physically challenged individuals. It is designed to train therapists and other rehabilitation team professionals to teach and encourage people with disabilities to learn or re-learn the game of golf.The clinic will cover the appropriate golf club grip, how to assume the proper stance and address ball set-up and balance. Elements of the seated and standing swing are taught, along with demonstrations of adaptive equipment.
The day will be broken up into a morning session and an afternoon session.
First Swing Seminar 9 - 11:30 a.m. For therapists and golf professionals only, $25.This classroom seminar will cover basic techniques, rules and adaptive equipment.
Learn to Golf Clinic12 - 3 p.m.For therapists and amateur and professional golfers, free.This instructional session will be led by Frank Stewart, an above-the-knee golfer and NAGA instructor who lost his leg to cancer in 1997.
The event will be held at the Fairview Golf Center, 300 Waterside Drive, in Elmsford. For more information, please contact Deirdre Otto, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at (914) 597-2355.