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.
The Fitness Center at Burke is hosting a Free five-week Tai Chi series for people in wheelchairs. The classes in the series will be held every Thursday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6 at the Burke Sports Center.
Typically done standing, the seated Tai Chi program enables people who use wheelchairs to try this gentle exercise that can increase energy, endurance and flexibility, as well as help reduce chronic pain and blood pressure. Tai Chi done in a chair also is good for increasing range of motion and strengthening arm muscles, stomach muscles and the respiratory system.
The workshop will be held at the Burke Sports Center at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Sifu Gene Nelson at (914) 803-2632 or info@EmpireTaiChi.com.