Physical therapists assist patients in becoming functionally independent and maximizing recovery following trauma or illness. Physical therapy may consist of muscle strengthening, endurance training, breathing retraining, improving flexibility, balance training, and functional-mobility skills training. Functional mobility includes getting in and out of bed, transferring to and from a wheelchair, mat, and bed, walking and going up and down stairs. Following a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of each patient, the therapist designs an individualized treatment program.
Inpatient Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is an integral part of Burke's inpatient rehabilitation programs. To learn more, please visit our program pages:
- Amputee Program
- Brain Injury Program
- Cardiopulmonary Program
- Neurological Program
- Orthopedic Program
- Spinal Cord Program
- Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Outpatient Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is also offered as part of our individually tailored outpatient program. Related programs include Lymphedema Treatment, Aquatic Therapy, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Functional Electric Stimulation, McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Women's Health. To learn more, please visit our Outpatient Physical Therapy page.
Located in White Plains, New York, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Physical Therapy Program attracts rehabilitation patients from Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and Connecticut. Burke also welcomes rehabilitation patients from across the country and around the world.