President and Co-Founder
Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc
Carrie Callahan has practiced physical therapy for over 14 years, graduating from Ithaca College in 2003. Carrie is most well-known as the Co-Founder and President of the non-profit Empower Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Empower SCI has 2 main programs: (1) a 2-week residential summer program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, and (2) Wheelchair Skills Courses for wheelchair-users, therapists, and students. She specializes in seating, positioning and wheeled mobility, earning her Assistive Technology Professional Certification in 2015. During her career, Carrie held a position as Territory Sales Manager for Permobil, TiLite and ROHO products in the Boston area from 2015-2017, and now, in addition to her role at Empower, works part-time as a Physical Therapist prescribing durable medical equipment for Commonwealth Care Alliance. Carrie has a passion for teaching manual wheelchair skills and adaptive sports, with a true love for adaptive surfing and adaptive snowboarding/skiing. 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.