Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center (Rusk) will host a series of community events in recognition of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 16-22. Clinicians and researchers at Rusk are dedicated to providing world-class care as well as raising awareness of the benefits of physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy to help patients with chronic or disabling conditions achieve more productive, independent and fulfilling lives. Events include:
•Thursday, September 13 - "The Art of Ability" is the second annual pediatric art exhibit and auction presented in conjunction with Bear Givers and held at Taglialatella Galleries, 231 Tenth Avenue at 24th Street in New York City. Exhibit opens at 6:00PM and all proceeds from the sale of the children's artwork to benefit programs at Rusk.
•Wednesday, September 19 - "Head Injury and Concussion in Sports: What You Need to Know" is a panel discussion about the prevention, identification and treatment of concussions in youth who participate in sports. Coaches, trainers, teachers, parents and athletes will join Rusk's Dr. Steven Flanagan and other experts from NYU Langone Medical Center's Departments of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Network beginning at 7:00PM at the Pelham Memorial High School Auditorium. To register, go to http://-rehab.med.nyu.edu/pelham-concussion-program-091912.