Community Service

Residents have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service experiences which may include any of the following:

  • The Center for Neurorehabilitation houses the American Parkinson Disease Association National Rehabilitation Resource Center. This Center contains a telephone/email exercise help-line service where patients with Parkinson disease as well as family members and healthcare professionals can contact expert physical therapists about their exercise/rehabilitation related questions. Residents may be involved in assisting with these inquiries.
  • Faculty from the Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition programs at Boston University offer an annual one-month intensive, interdisciplinary intervention for persons post stroke. Residents may be involved in the implementation of this program.
  • Residents may have the opportunity to participate in a 1-2-week intensive residential program, Empower SCI, for persons with spinal cord injury to improve independence and quality of life following completion of rehabilitation.