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, in partnership with Empire Tai Chi, is offering a free Tai Chi workshop designed specifically for people with Parkinson's disease.
The workshop will:
According to a study by the Oregon Research Institute, Tai Chi helped ease Parkinson's disease symptoms. In the study, one group of patients practiced Tai Chi and the other with various forms of exercise. The group practicing Tai Chi had diminished symptoms after six months. "No matter what your age or physical ability, Tai Chi is beneficial for those seeking an alternative to medication," says Sifu Gene Nelson, director of Empire Tai Chi. "It helps with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and lack of sleep."
For more information or to register, call (914) 803-2632 or email Info@EmpireTaiChi.com.