To celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 16 to September 22, Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, announces that it is hosting a series of community events centered on raising awareness about physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy and their ability to assist patients with chronic or disabling conditions to achieve more productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.

According to a recent news release, the organization will offer a panel discussion titled, “Head Injury and Concussion in Sports: What You Need to Know,” scheduled for September 19. The discussion will encompass the prevention, identification, and treatment of concussions in youth who engage in sports. Rusk’s Steven R. Flanagan, MD, and other experts from NYU Langone Medical Center’s departments of rehabilitation, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Network will head the panel. For more information and to register, click here.

The “Second Annual Amputation Rehabilitation Educational Conference,” will also be held September 19 on the Circle Line, reports the release. The conference is intended to provide the amputee community an opportunity to learn what rehabilitation medicine offers and to meet experts and other amputees. During the event, Rusk notes that Jeffrey Heckman, MD, will also be recognized for his dedication and compassion for his patients, and his contributions to the amputee community in New York City. For more information and to RSVP, contact nora.hunt@nyumc.org.

Flanagan, Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and chair, department of rehabilitation medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center emphasizes rehabilitation medicine’s importance, calling it a key component of care, “to improve physical and cognitive skills for people of all ages with disabling conditions caused by neurological injury, amputation, musculoskeletal problems, and other medical conditions.”

For more information, visit http://www.med.nyu.edu

Source: NYU Langone Medical Center