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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Continuing Education Event on Prosthetics

Released October 11, 2016

Presenter, Kevin Carroll, is known for his work with Winter, the dolphin from the film Dolphin Tale

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – October 11, 2016 – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, in conjunction with Hanger Clinic, will be hosting a continuing education event on Wednesday, October 26 for healthcare and rehabilitation professionals who work with prosthetics.

The event, which is geared towards physical and occupational therapists, case mangers and other rehab professionals, will feature a lecture given by Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP/D, the vice president of prosthetics for Hanger Clinic. Carroll has been working in the field as a practicing prosthetist, researcher and educator for more than 35 years and is committed to improving prosthetics. In particular, Carroll is known for his work with Winter, the dolphin from the film Dolphin Tale. The film tells the story of a dolphin who became ensnared in a crab trap and was given a prosthetic tail—created by Carroll—which helped saved her life.

According to Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, Senior Administrator, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, “Everyone at Burke is excited t0 meet Mr. Carroll and learn of his firsthand account of working with Winter. He will also impart valuable information for therapists regarding his vast experience creating prosthetics for patients.”

Along with the lecture, there will be a number of interactive sessions on lower limb prosthetics, including: hands-on demonstrations with prosthetic patients, discussion and review of lower limb structure, the latest prosthetic technology, Medicare guidelines, prosthetic options and more.

The event will take place on October 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rosedale conference room in the Billings building (building #4) at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., in White Plains. Registration is free and pending contact hours are 1.5. To register, visit, http://bit.ly/ProstheticsCourseNY. For more information, contact Kathleen Ortega at (718) 354-6558 or kortega@hanger.com.

 

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. As of 2016, the hospital is now a part of the Montefiore Health system, Inc. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. Burke serves patients from around the metropolitan New York area and throughout the world. The hospital’s renowned physicians, clinical researchers and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment and all share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit burke.org.

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