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Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists at Burke work with musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurological diagnoses to address fine motor deficits, as well as general upper extremity functionality to help prepare patients for independent living. They also provide wheelchair evaluations for patients and driver evaluations. For more information, please call (914) 597-2326.

Outpatient Occupational Therapy: Related Programs 

Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

Burke’s certified hand therapist treats conditions of the hand and upper extremities, including shoulder, elbow, forearm and wrist.  Treatment can be post-surgical or for non-operative conditions, some of the most common being:

  • Fractures
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Joint replacements
  • Trauma

Custom orthoses can be fabricated to support joints or protect surgical repairs.  The therapist can also aid in the management of pain and swelling, wound and scar care, and developing activity and exercise programs to support recovery.

Hand therapy is available on the main campus in White Plains.  For an appointment, call 914 597-2326

Functional Upper Limb Recovery and Training Program 

Our highly skilled occupational therapists integrate the latest research and technologies into functional activities geared towards recovering function in the upper limbs. For those affected by a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other neurological condition that has compromised the use of one or both arms, our Occupational Therapists are trained in a variety of motor recovery and neuromuscular re-education techniques used to maximize the ability to recover function in an affected limb. Our clinic offers customized programs including the SAEBO Flex, SAEBO Reach, a variety of electrical stimulation programs and devices including NMES, BIONESS H200 and the Restorative Therapies (RTI)  Functional Electric Stimulation (FES) upper limb bike. Our clinicians specialize in creating an ongoing customized treatment program for those who are in any stage of recovery. Patients must meet certain physical criteria to be able to utilize these devices.  For more information, please call (914) 597-2326.

Functional Tone Management

We offer a Functional Tone Management program that works in conjunction with our physicians to assess for the potential benefits of Botox combined with a therapy program to assist in managing upper limb tone and spasticity and recovering function. For more information, please call us at (914) 597-2326.

Driver Evaluation Program

Individuals with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities, including age-related deficits, who would like to start or resume driving may take advantage of Burke's Driver Evaluation Program. A licensed occupational therapist administers tests that measure necessary driving skills to determine if someone can drive safely. This program is currently offered at our ElmsfordSomers and Yonkers - Executive Plaza outpatient locations. For more information, please call our Driver Evaluation information line at (914) 597-2187. 

Home Safety Assessment Program

Burke's Home Safety Assessment Program is geared towards seniors and others to ensure their home environment is as safe as possible. Conducted by a licensed occupational therapist, this fee-for-service program was developed to determine the accessibility and safety of the homes of residents—predominantly the elderly. By finding and removing obstacles, and checking for potential dangers like tripping hazards, it is the hope that through such a program, residents can stay safe in their homes for longer periods of time—especially those who live alone. For more information, please call (914) 597-2326.

Custom Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic 

Extensive wheelchair seating and positioning evaluations are available by our experienced RESNA-Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) wheelchair seating and positioning specialists as well as our reputable wheelchair vendors and suppliers. Our comprehensive program evaluates and medically justifies the individual needs of  each patient. Burke offers a variety of products for trial as well as pressure mapping to evaluate for the most appropriate seating system in order to significantly reduce the risk of skin breakdown. Customized bathroom equipment evaluations such as rolling shower chairs/commodes are also available. In-depth patient, family and caregiver training is also provided. For more information, please call (914) 597-2183.

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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

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(914) 597-2500, (888) 99-BURKE