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Burn Rehabilitation Program

Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at University Hospital
Upstate University Hospital
Rm. N2104
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours:Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

Inpatient Program

At University Hospital, we offer rehabilitation for patients recovering from a burn, in the Clark Burn Center and in the Rehabilitation Unit. All patients will be evaluated by our physical and occupational therapists to determine their current level of function.

The therapy team will aim to maximize independence by improving range of motion, functional mobility, ambulation, and the patient's ability to perform daily activities such as dressing and bathing. Our therapy staff works closely with physicians, nursing, and other staff members to ensure patients are receiving comprehensive care during the inpatient stay.

Our program includes the following:

  • Comprehensive medical management
  • Self-care Program
  • Leisure education
  • Case management
  • Therapeutic Exercise and Functional Mobility/Activities Program
  • Psycho-social needs assessment
  • Patient/family counseling and support
  • Splinting/garment care
  • Spiritual support

Patients are able to continue in our outpatient program once discharged from the University Hospital or the Rehabilitation Unit.

Outpatient Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers a comprehensive therapy program for individuals who have an injury from a burn, once discharged from hospital care. This program provides services for both adults and children. Individualized treatment programs include the following:

  • Therapeutic exercises for range of motion and strengthening
  • Splinting for increasing and maintaining joint mobility
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Functional mobility training
  • Scar management, including pressure garments, inserts, and wraps during scar healing

Our staff of therapists works closely as part of the Clark Burn Center team.

A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.

Burn Survivors Support Group

This community support group is open to all survivors of burn.

Meets 1st Thursday of every month
5-7 pm
University Hospital, Room 6408

Contact 464-6083 for more information regarding Burn Support Services.

 

Providers

Craig Decker, PT, DPT
Craig Decker, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Buffalo, 2010

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Burns (Severe); Critical Illnesses and Injuries; Falls; Frostbite; more

Research Interests

  • Early Mobilization in the ICU.  Treatment and Care for Burn Patients.

Education Interests

  • Burn Rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary Rehabitation. Trauma. Amputee Rehabilitation. 

Clinical Interests

  • Burn Rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary Rehabitation. Trauma. Amputee Rehabilitation. 


Kasey M Kilmartin, OTD, OTR/L
Kasey M Kilmartin, OTD, OTR/L
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Chatham University, 2017, Occupational Therapy Doctorial
  • MS: Quinnipiac College, 2010

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

Melanie R Luciano, MS, CCC-SLP
Melanie R Luciano, MS, CCC-SLP
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Alzheimer's Disease - Dementia; Autism; Brain Injury; Cognitive Disorders; Communication Disorders; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Jaclyn O Monahan
Jaclyn O Monahan
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 2002

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Burns (Severe); Occupational Therapy

Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011
  • PT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2008, Master's of Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Pediatric Physical Therapy

Kathleen A Rake, OTR/L, CHT
Kathleen A Rake, OTR/L, CHT
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Hand Specialist; Concussion; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Concussion Management; Concussion Management, Rehab Service; Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Education Interests

  • Clinical Coordinator for OT, Speech Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation students

Clinical Interests

  • Hand Therapy, Burn Rehabilitaion, ALS, Concussion program


Lisa E Rothwell, PT
Lisa E Rothwell, PT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 1988, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Dizziness and Vertigo; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Education Interests

  • Health and wellness, Aging and longevity

Clinical Interests

  • Burns, SCI, neurological disorders, balance, seating and positioning, TBI


Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST, CCTP, CCATP
Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST, CCTP, CCATP
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 2004, Rehabilitation Counseling

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS); Brain Injury; Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Vocational Rehabilitation

Kayla Vanbrocklin, OTR
Kayla Vanbrocklin, OTR
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

Stephanie S Zieno
Stephanie S Zieno
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Utica College, 2010, Occupational Therapy
  • BS: Ithaca College, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Burns (Severe); Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Trauma; Brain Injury Rehabilitation; more

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