Hoping You Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every person has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all people have some.” —Charles Dickens As the holiday season begins, we hope all of our colleagues, clients, patients, caregivers, family and friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As therapists we are grateful for the opportunity to provide…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist: 1968 – 1972

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT,GCS,CEO Treating in My Hometown: I went to work in a national institute at an outpatient center in Kfar-Ata, the village where I grew up. It was heartwarming to treat my schoolteacher, the bookstore owner where I used to buy all my textbooks, and patients with different religions and beliefs. The…

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1966 to 1968: My Time In An IDF Convalescent Center

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT,GCS,CEO  First Job: As a new graduate, I began my career as a physical therapist in the army at an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) convalescent center. I mainly treated injured soldiers. How to maintain full ROM: One of the patients that I treated while at the convalescent center suffered from an…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist

Written by: Yaffa Lierbermann, PT, GCS, CEO In honor of Physical Therapy month, I’d like to share with you my learning experience. I am a 75 years old Physical Therapist, who has worked for the last 53 years – and I love it. I would like to thank all my teachers, family, friends, coworkers, and…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to medication for the treatment of pain. Most recently, health experts are looking to physical therapy as an important alternative to opioids for pain management. It also…

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May You Be Inscribed In the Book of Life

Written by: Eli & Yaffa Liebermann Regardless of your faith, the New Year represents a marker in time to reflect on the previous year and hope for the future. On the high holiday, the Jewish New Year, which began at sundown Friday, September 18, many of our faith were blowing/blasting the Shofar (ram’s horns) outdoors…

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8 Stretches That Ease Your Aches and Pains (Part 1)

Overcoming the many aches and pains that come with living a long and active life can’t be achieved simply by luck. As we age, we lose muscle mass and our muscles become tighter and less flexible, especially if they’re not exercised well. Add to that poor posture, injury, and diseases such as osteoarthritis, and muscles…

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Moves to Keep You Active (Gait Flexibility)

In continuation of our “Keeping You Active” series, here are 3 physical therapy (PT) exercises you can do at home to help your body remain active and mobile by improving posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. These anti-aging moves below are quick and simple and require no equipment. All exercises: To do a “set,” repeat each…

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Help America Vote

As you might be aware, with COVID-19, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers. Poll workers are critical to the success of an election and ensure a free, fair, and accessible balloting process. Having an adequate number of poll workers to staff polling places on and before Election Day can guarantee that voters…

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