Burke Rehabilitation has announced that it has received $30,000 in funding from New York State due to the efforts of Congressman Amy Paulin. These funds will support and expand Burke’s Neuromusic Therapy (NMT) program. MP Pauline met with Burke Interim Executive Director Scott Edelman, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Muyong O’Park, M.D., and other senior leaders to present the funding.
NMT is an evidence-based therapeutic model that uses standardized, research-based techniques to treat the brain using specific elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics, and tempo. Vanessa Moran pairs physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists to enhance sessions and aim to increase the effectiveness of interventions.
“We are delighted to have secured a grant to expand Burke Rehabilitation’s neurological music therapy program,” said Pauline. “When someone has suffered the effects of stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or any other neurological diagnosis, it is very important to provide them with the greatest possible means of recovery. Therapeutic application of music to the underlying cognitive and sensory dysfunction helps patients in a loving, joyful, non-invasive way.”
She said, “I am very pleased to welcome Burke to a full-time neuromusic therapist and thank them for their creative and extraordinary efforts to serve our patient community in this and all recovery programs.” doing.”
Burke has partnered with MedRhythms, Inc. to launch the NMT program in 2021. The program originally started three days a week at Burke with a $50,000 grant from the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation. With their new commitment and additional funding support from the State of New York, Burke expanded her NMT service to five days a week in his 2022.
Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, said: “Many patients have benefited from her NMT program during her last year. Having a dedicated Neurological Music Therapist at Burke only enhances the services we provide on a daily basis.” .”
Caitlin Hebb, Clinical Operations Manager at MedRhythms, said: With her successful first year of the program, this continued support will help more patients access the critical care they need and deserve. We are honored to have Rep. Amy Pauline generously support this program. ”
Burke Rehabilitation is a non-profit medical organization that specializes in acute physical rehabilitation only. Its main campus is located in White Plains. Founded in 1915 with a donation from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke also provides curative care for people experiencing simple to highly complex injuries, surgeries or chronic illnesses throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. For more information, please visit www.burke.org.
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