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Vol. 5, Issue 10
October 2017
Connecting the Community to the Latest in Rehabilitation, News and Events

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38th Annual Wheelchair Games: Results and Photos
Armonk Outpatient Clinic Marks Expanded Services with Open House
Getting to Know Burke: A Close Up with CEO Jeffrey Menkes
Burke Presents a Free Community CPR Class
The Schroth Method for Scoliosis Management at Somers
Celebrate Columbus Day with the Burke Auxiliary
Burke Adds Massage Therapy Program
October is National Physical Therapy Month
Senior Health Series Breakfast: Medication Management
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FiOS1 was on site at our 38th Annual Wheelchair Games, speaking to some of our athletes and capturing the fun of the day. Watch this video to see just some of the many events that took place. Watch Video

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Dizziness is one of the most common reasons for a physician or emergency room visit in the United States. When parts of the vestibular system are injured or damaged, one of the symptoms people can experience is dizziness. Studies have shown that a physiological benefit of vestibular therapy is decreased dizziness. Burke’s outpatient vestibular therapy program is available at our main campus in White Plains, as well as some of our satellite outpatient clinics.
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38th Annual Wheelchair Games: Results and Photos
Nearly 85 athletes from throughout the tri-state area came together for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s 38th Annual Wheelchair Games on September 23rd. The Wheelchair Games have become a tradition for almost four decades, providing a forum for athletes to compete and have fun in an inclusive...
Armonk Outpatient Clinic Marks Expanded Services with Open House
Burke will be hosting a free open house on Friday, October 13th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at our newest Outpatient Clinic in Armonk, located at 99 Business Park Drive next to White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness Center. Mike Bennett with 100.7 WHUD will be on site with music, games and...
Getting to Know Burke: A Close Up with CEO Jeffrey Menkes
At Burke, our staff is focused on patient-centered excellence, from our leadership to all of our physicians, nurses, and administrative staff. In this new column in the Burke Banner, you will hear from members of our leadership team. In this issue, you will hear from the President & CEO of Burke...
Burke Presents a Free Community CPR Class
Burke’s Assistant Director of Nursing Education, Nirmala Raju, MS, RN, CRRN, will host a free community CPR class on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. She will be teaching the American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR Class, which is a great class to take to learn CPR...
The Schroth Method for Scoliosis Management at Somers
New to our Somers Outpatient Clinic is the addition of The Schroth Method for scoliosis management. The Schroth Method is a three dimensional treatment approach for scoliosis management that involves cognitive, sensory-motor and kinesthetic (physical) training to assist in correcting scoliotic...
Celebrate Columbus Day with the Burke Auxiliary
The Burke Auxiliary is hosting their Columbus Day Luncheon Celebration Fundraiser on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Sir John’s Restaurant in White Plains. This celebratory luncheon is one of the many ways that the Burke Auxiliary continues to be able to fund Burke special projects since...
Burke Adds Massage Therapy Program
The newest addition to the variety of therapeutic services that Burke Rehabilitation Hospital offers is massage therapy. Massage therapy at Burke is available to patients and the general public, so whether you have had a hard day, are recuperating from an injury, or simply looking to relax, a...
October is National Physical Therapy Month
During National Physical Therapy Month, Burke would like to salute our physical therapists who work so hard to help our patients regain their ability to move and function in their everyday lives. With such dedicated therapists, our patients continue to receive the excellent level of therapy care...
Senior Health Series Breakfast: Medication Management
Seniors, please join us on Thursday, November 9th for a breakfast lecture on medication management. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the lecture begins at 9:00 a.m. Burke’s Clinical Pharmacist, Jacqueline DiMarco, PharmD, RPh, will discuss the importance of organizing and following...
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