The Burke Restorative Neurology Clinic provides individualized exercise programs using state-of-the-art robotic devices for individuals with neurologic impairments or using wheelchairs. These programs aim to help individuals maintain or improve motor recovery, cardiovascular endurance and muscular stamina. Currently available are upper-limb robotics for arm and/or hand weakness and paralysis. In the future, lower limb robotics for leg, ankle and foot weakness and paralysis will also be offered.
Our staff have qualifications ranging from certifications by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations to master’s degrees and doctorate degrees in physical and occupational therapy.
The Burke Restorative Neurology Clinic is not standardized therapy and medical insurance does not cover membership charges. The Clinic is a self-pay program.
The Clinic is currently offering one free 6-week robotic therapy workshop (18 total sessions) to veterans, with proof of service.
All prospective members will be pre-screened to determine if a caregiver is required during the therapy session to assist the participant with his/her exercise program or self-care needs. A physician's approval is required by all participants.
Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T.
Director, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory
Dr. Edwards is a neuroscientist and a physical therapist with expertise in motor recovery using robotic neurorehabilitation and brain electrical stimulation. He is accelerating the advancement of cutting edge technological neurorehabilitation therapies to promote long-lasting improvements for impairments caused by neurological injuries.
Avrielle Rykman Peltz, MA, OTR/L
Sr. Clinical Administrator - Robotics and Virtual Reality
Chief Operating Officer of the Restorative Neurology Clinic
STEP 1 – Complete all forms.
(See enrollment forms box at top of page to download forms)
- Please complete the top part of the page and have your doctor sign where indicated on the form.
- Your doctor’s office can FAX your physician approval form to (914) 597-2796.
STEP 2 – Return all forms to The Burke Restorative Neurology Clinic via one of three options:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (914) 597-2796
- Mail to:
Burke Restorative Neurology Clinic – Robotics
785 Mamaroneck Ave., The Burke House
White Plains, NY 10605
We will call to schedule an appointment only when all forms have been received.
To learn more about Burke's Restorative Neurology Clinic and stroke survivor Marc Tesler who helped make it possible, watch the video clip below.
To get a brief overview of how Burke's robots help post-stroke patients increase upper body strength and control, watch the clip below from Al Roker's 2007 special, "Brain Attack: A Stroke Survival Guide."
For additional info, watch this CBS News segment featuring stroke survivor Brad Berman, his wife, Jessica and Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T.
The below video, featuring patient Trish Hambridge, also further explains the process and what to expect from Burke's Robotics program.
If you have any questions, please visit our Commonly Asked Questions page or
call (914) 597-2111.
We look forward to meeting you!