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How to Use Smart Phone Technology to Improve Rehabilitation Therapy

Released November 19, 2015

Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Event on How to Use Smart Phone Technology to Improve Rehabilitation Therapy

White Plains, NY – November 19, 2015 – Smart phones and tablets have changed the way we go about our daily lives. That change has had a positive effect on rehabilitation as well—and Burke Rehabilitation Center wants to show patients and their families how at an upcoming event, "There’s an App for That: Innovative Ways to Use New Technology in Rehabilitation Therapy" on December 1.

This in-depth conversation will highlight the many ways those who have experienced a spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury or other neurological disorder can continue some forms of rehabilitation therapy at home by using smart phone and tablet apps.

Three Burke speakers will be featured, including: Janelle Krantz, CTRS, from the Therapeutic Recreation department, Susan Wortman-Jutt, MS, CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Outpatient Speech Department and David Putrino, Ph.D., P.T. Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at Burke Medical Research Institute.

"Burke strives to offer our patients a continuum of care—from our inpatient and outpatient program to our Fitness Center and support groups. At this event, patients and their families will be able to learn how to utilize everyday technology to continue to make strides in their rehabilitation journey after they leave Burke," says Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., senior administrator of Marketing, Communications & Development at Burke.

The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rosedale room of the Billings Building (building #4) on Burke’s main campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. The event is free and open to the community and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling (914) 597-2848 or emailing externalrelations@burke.org.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit www.burke.org.

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