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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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(914) 597-2500

785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605


The goal of Burke’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program is to help achieve the highest level of independence possible following spinal cord injury or disease. We serve adolescent through elderly patients with diagnoses such as traumatic spinal cord injury, spinal cord hemorrhage and infarction, multiple sclerosism transverse myelitis, and spinal tumors.

Scope of Services
Burke’s Spinal Cord Injury team is committed to:

  • Providing comprehensive, patient-focused rehabilitation, through an interdisciplinary approach based on communication, collaboration and cooperation.
  • Maximizing recovery from the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments caused by spinal cord injury.
  • Removing or lessening restrictions to participation in life activities and counseling individuals and families on alternative possibilities for life participation when necessary.
  • Preparing the individual, family or caregiver for transition to the next stage of the rehabilitation process.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Team Description
The philosophy of the Spinal Cord Injury Program is that comprehensive rehabilitation can best be achieved through an interdisciplinary team approach. The core team consists of:

  • Individual with spinal cord injury or disease
  • Individual’s family and caregivers
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work/Case Management
  • Speech and Language Therapy
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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.