Sandy L Burkart PT, OCS, Ph.D. is a retired West Virginia University Professor and Chairman of Physical Therapy. He is a Feldenkrais movement re-education specialist in private practice with the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine and is a teacher and consultant with Functional Rehabilitation Associates. He received his Physical Therapy degree in 1967 from the University of Pennsylvania, his Ph.D. in Anatomy from West Virginia University in 1977 and his Feldenkrais certificate in 1991.
Dr. Burkart is a recognized national and international speaker, having delivered more than 200 workshops, presentations, and teleconferences nationally and around the world on orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation, functional training and rehabilitation, manual therapy and the theory and application of the Feldenkrais Method®. Dr. Burkart has been honored nationally for his teaching excellence by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
Dr. Burkart has been a Rotarian since 1990 and has been actively involved in Rotary Youth Exchanges, having hosted 41 youth and adult international exchanges. Dr. Burkart has participated in numerous Rotary International service projects, including a water project in Guatemala, the purchase of pediatric surgical instruments for St Anne’s Hospital in Zimbabwe, the building of a school in Swaziland, the funding of an educational media center in a Chinese orphanage, and raising college tuition for a special needs child from Guatemala.
Most Recently, he worked with Princess Sarah Culberson on projects in Sierra Leone. Princess Sarah was highlighted in the June Rotarian magazine. In addition, he has taught and facilitated other Rotarians to develop their own international projects. Along with Club member Lisa Talley, they have helped to establish Rotary Youth and Peace in Action in District 6930.
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