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  • Burke Fitness Center Helps Residents Of All Ages Hit New Year's Goals

    Burke Fitness Center Helps Residents Of All Ages Hit New Year's Goals

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As the year draws to a close and New Year's resolutions are mapped out, many will focus on health and wellbeing. However, especially for older go-getters, getting back in shape when the calendar flips can be a daunting task.Visiting traditional gyms can be intimidating for the middle aged and older population. A commercial gym's loud music and the grunting and ...

  • At Burke Hospital, Caregivers Hold The Key To Rehabilitation Success

    At Burke Hospital, Caregivers Hold The Key To Rehabilitation Success

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- When a loved one is struck with a debilitating illness and faces the long road to recovery, having the proper caregiver can make all the difference."The caregiver is such an important person in the whole rehabilitation process," said Sandra Alexandrou, senior administrator of inpatient rehabilitation services at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White ...

  • From Tragedy To Triumph, 'Faces Of Burke' Shares Incredible Rehab Stories

    From Tragedy To Triumph, 'Faces Of Burke' Shares Incredible Rehab Stories

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- From amputee to motocross competitor, from taking on orthopedic surgery to climbing the Mt. Everest trail, from experiencing a debilitating heart attack to performing surgery again -- these stories and more will be told in the inaugural Faces of Burke exhibit, a visual showcase of the resolve and courage displayed by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's patients. ...

  • Burke's Driver Evaluation Program Keeps Roads Safe For Seniors

    Burke's Driver Evaluation Program Keeps Roads Safe For Seniors

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Suggesting a loved one should no longer drive due to old age or a medical condition is a difficult conversation to have. However, thanks to the Driver Evaluation Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, seniors and patients are able to maintain their independence and stay safe on the road.The unique evaluation program is the only one of its kind in ...

  • Burke PT Uses His Own Past Paralysis To Help Patients Make Steps Today

    Burke PT Uses His Own Past Paralysis To Help Patients Make Steps Today

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- For Ben Gilbert, director of Outpatient Rehab Services and an orthopedic clinical specialist at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, the desire to become a physical therapist was born out of his own traumatic struggle."When I was 16, I became paralyzed on my entire right side after having brain surgery," said Gilbert. The once athletic teen ...

  • Burke's Wheelchair Games Bring Athletes From Across The Area And Beyond

    Burke's Wheelchair Games Bring Athletes From Across The Area And Beyond

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Although the Olympic Games may have come and gone, the competitive spirit is alive and well at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains. The hospital will host its 37th Annual Wheelchair Games on Saturday, Sept. 24, providing mentally and physically disabled athletes the chance to go for gold.Attracting competitors from as far away as Michigan and Georgia, the ...

  • Burke Brings Rehabilitation Closer Than Ever Before

    Burke Brings Rehabilitation Closer Than Ever Before

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Fighting an illness or recovering from an injury isn't easy. That's why more patients are opting for the advanced, local treatment available at outpatient centers like those offered by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital."As healthcare continues to change, the key is to keep people as healthy as possible and out of hospitals and ER’s," said Steven Tisser, ...