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Vol.6, Issue 10
October 2018
Connecting the Community to the Latest in Rehabilitation, News and Events

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Burke's VP of Inpatient Rehabilitation Discusses the Important Role of Physical Therapists
Three New Doctors Join Burke's Medical Staff
One of Burke's Familiar Faces Takes on New Role
Save the Date: Fearless Caregiver Conference Comes to Burke Nov. 8
2018 Wheelchair Games Results and Photos
Join the Burke Auxiliary for Lunch
Burke's Dr. Low Honored at Annual Rehabilitation Meeting
Five Tips for Staying Fit this Fall
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Mary McMillan was appointed the first reconstruction aide in February 1918 and organized the Physiotherapy Department at Walter Reed General Hospital. Reconstruction aides are widely considered the first physical therapists in the United States, according to American Physical Therapy Association.
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Burke's VP of Inpatient Rehabilitation Discusses the Important Role of Physical Therapists
October is National Physical Therapy Month. We sat down with Burke’s Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation, Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, to discuss the vital role physical therapists play in helping patients reach their highest level of independence...
Three New Doctors Join Burke's Medical Staff
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's medical staff continues to grow as three new doctors joined the team in the last month. Dr. Marwa Mekki, Dr. Benjamin Seidel and Dr. Adeepa Singh were all welcomed by fellow doctors, administrators and staff at a recent luncheon...
One of Burke's Familiar Faces Takes on New Role
Marina Harmon was recently named Burke’s new Director of Patient Relations. We sat down with her to discuss her time at Burke as well as this exciting new position...
Save the Date: Fearless Caregiver Conference Comes to Burke Nov. 8
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host the “Fearless Caregiver Conference” to educate and provide assistance options for families and caregivers. The event will take place Nov. 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to on 2:30 p.m. on Burke’s campus in White Plains (785 Mamaroneck Ave.) in honor of National...
2018 Wheelchair Games Results and Photos
Saturday, September 22nd proved to be a nearly perfect day for athletes in White Plains as the Burke campus transformed into a competitive forum for the 39th Annual Wheelchair Games. Athletes from all over the tri-state area and beyond came to compete in field, table tennis, slalom, basketball and...
Join the Burke Auxiliary for Lunch
The Burke Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Columbus Day luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. at Sir John’s Restaurant, located at 915 North Broadway (Rt. 22) White Plains. All Proceeds from the lunch benefit Burke Rehabilitation Hospital...
Burke's Dr. Low Honored at Annual Rehabilitation Meeting
Burke’s Dr. Murray Low, EdD, FACSM, FAACVPR, MAACVPR, Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, received the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s (AACVPR) Presidential Recognition Award during the organization’s annual meeting last month.
Five Tips for Staying Fit this Fall
October is here and with the shorter days and the leaves falling, it’s safe to say that we’re in full fall mode. While that can bring a welcome respite from the heat of summer, there’s one thing to keep in mind: how you’re transitioning your workout and wellness as the seasons shift.
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