Carrie Callahan is Co-Chair of the SCI-ISIG Wheeled Mobility Task Force

Carrie Callahan, PT
President and Co-Founder, Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc

Carrie Callahan, PT

President and Co-Founder
Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc


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Carrie Callahan, PT, ATP has practiced physical therapy for over 15 years, graduating from Ithaca College in 2003. She is co-founder and current president of a non-profit organization, Empower Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), which hosts Summer Residential Rehabilitation Programs (SRRP) in Stony Brook, NY and Missoula, MT each summer. She specializes in seating, positioning and wheeled mobility, earning her Assistive Technology Professional Certification in 2015, and also holds a position as part of the rehabilitation team at Commonwealth Community Care. She has a passion for teaching manual wheelchair skills, and has led Empower SCI in teaching these skills at Abilities Expos and through day courses for students, therapists and wheelchair-users in the Long Island and Boston communities. She also enjoys taking part in the adaptive sports community through Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, and in January of 2016, she was part of a team of one doctor and three clinicians who pioneered the monthly Adaptive Sports Medicine Clinic at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. At Empower, she is co-founder and president of the program, leader of wheelchair skills activities, leader of the Knobby Tire Ride and Roll Fall fundraiser, coordinates participant applications and communications, and loves to co-lead the Back on Board surfing event each July with the Testaverde Foundation.