Burke Rehabilitation Center and Hospital for Special Surgery to Host Free Shoulder and Knee Seminar

WHITE PLAINS, NY – April 3, 2013 --  Burke Rehabilitation Hospital , in cooperation with  Hospital for Special Surgery , will host a free  Shoulder and Knee Seminar  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 29, at the Rosedale Conference Room in the Billings Building on the Burke campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.

The co-sponsored program will feature presentations by Lawrence V. Gulotta, M.D., and Andrew D. Pearle, M.D., both sports medicine orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery; and Jill O’Flaherty, DPT, a physical therapist from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Topics will include an overview of common shoulder and knee conditions and how to manage them. Other areas to be covered include typical shoulder and knee injuries; osteoarthritis management; arthroscopy; robot-assisted surgery; non-surgical options and the importance of exercise and staying active.

According to  Mary Beth Walsh , M.D., CEO and executive medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, “This free educational program being held jointly by Burke and the Hospital for Special Surgery demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to community education programs and reinforces the working relationship the two hospitals have shared for many years.”

For more information about the free Shoulder and Knee Seminar or to register for the event, please call (914) 597-2848 or visit us on the web at www.burke.org . Seating is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center. Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art -treatment, while its research scientists at the Burke Medical Research Institute explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay.

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The Burke Rehabilitation Center has been a leader in rehabilitation for nearly 100 years. Its three divisions -- the inpatient hospital, the Outpatient Division and the Burke Medical Research Institute -- share the mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or injury. The 150-bed hospital opened in 1915 and is accredited by the Joint Commission and CARF. The institute opened in 1968 and is academically affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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