For patients over 16 years of age*, Burke offers individualized multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with acquired and traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries.
Our highly trained team of therapists use the latest evidence-based approaches including functional electric stimulation, locomotor training, body weight support treadmill training, standing aides, and advanced manual therapy techniques. Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries may also be eligible to participate in a short-term intensive six-week program (“SCIP”) using a wide range of technologically advanced, state-of-the-art equipment to improve overall function. Participants of the short term intensive program will be considered for admission based on various criteria for a more intense, shorter term course of therapy services according to their individual needs. Speech and Language Pathology, Social Work Case Management, and Neuropsychological screening services are also available as needed. Our therapy team is committed to providing comprehensive, activity-based therapies that promote functional recovery and improve quality of life over the long term.
*patients under the age of 16 will be considered for admission to the program on a case by case basis.
United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Blvd, Suite 320 | Kew Gardens, NY 11415 | 718-803-378
Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal Association
The Hudson Valley Chapter’s Mission is HOPE:
H – Health & Wellness after SCI/D
O – Opportunity to fulfill goals and dreams
P – Peer Support
E – Empowering individuals to achieve independence
Membership in United Spinal Association is free and open to all individuals who are living with a spinal cord injury or disease, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers.
Westchester County is committed to doing everything it can when it comes to providing opportunities to people with disabilities. The Office for People with Disabilities is here to answer your questions, provide assistance or direct you to resources
148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
The following are examples of issues on which we provide information for individuals with disabilities, their family members and agencies:
10 County Center Road 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10607
Whether you are newly paralyzed or a caregiver looking to help a loved one, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is a great resource for help in finding information on resources on health, costs and insurance, rehabilitation and more.
Information specialists are available at 1-800-539-7309 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ET
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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital encourages people of all abilities to take part in physical activities such as sports and exercise. Through our Therapeutic Recreation department, Burke offers several adaptive sports and fitness programs. These sports can be played by people with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Offered programs include Handcycling, Adaptive yoga, Relaxation Therapy, and Wheelchair Table Tennis.
To participate, a registration form must be completed and submitted to the therapeutic recreation department.
Adaptive Sports at Helen Hayes Hospital
Peter Gagliardo, Coordinator of the Adapted Sports & Recreation Program
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
A spinal cord injury dramatically alters everything about your life. Whether and how you work, leisure activities, your ability to hold your child, your relationships, your body image, and your fundamental sense of self may all change.
Appropriate mental health care after a spinal cord injury is vital for helping you manage your rapidly changing life.
Peer Mentor Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Liz Dominick @ 914-597-2480
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.
Contact: Janet Goodman @ 914-597-2249 or by email
Regional Support Group / Spinal Tumor Support Group
Upper West Side, NYC – every Friday 1:20 to 2:50 PM
Contact: Deborah Lamberti, A.C.S.W @ 212-223-7148 or by email
Greater NY Chapter of SCI Association
Monthly meeting on fourth Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Klingonstein Pavilion second floor in the community room
1 Gustave L. Levy Place NY, NY 10029
Contact: James Cesario or John Moynihan @ 212-659-9369 or by email
Helen Hayes SCI Support Group
Last Monday of the month at 12:30 to 1:30 PM.
In the first floor therapy room
Route 9W, West Haverstraw, NY 10993