My Life as A Physical Therapist – Part 7

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT, GCS,CEO After five years in Virginia, we moved back to Israel, and resided in Savyon not far from Tel Hashomer hospital I got a part time job at Tel Hashomer hospital, which is one of the premier hospitals in Israel, as a fill in therapist. Each day I covered for…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist – Part 6

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT,GCS, CEO 1979 – 1983 Spinal Cord Injury in Towers Rehabilitation Center at UVA Towers Rehabilitation Center was an intermediate unit between the acute hospital and the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center which prepared the patients to be discharged home. The therapists could treat four patients per day.  The patients would go…

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Happy New Years!

As we approach the final stretch of the hectic year that has been 2020, we look to 2021 with anticipation and hope. We hope that is year will be a special one for us all that will bring new ideas, new hope and, of course, courage to overcome any the new challenges.  May this year…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist (Part 5)

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT, GCS, CEO 1978- 1979, UVA Acute Hospital: In 1978, we moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. We spent five years of our lives in this beautiful city, near the university campus, where we built our first house.  On weekends, we explored the Blue Ridge Mountains and its stunning waterfalls.  We loved climbing up…

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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is an eight day Jewish Holiday beginning on the 10th day of this month and ending on December 18, 2020. Hanukkah celebrates the re-kindling of the Jewish Temple menorah at the time of the Maccabee rebellion. The festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist (Part 4)

By: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO 1975-1978 Homecare in Haifa, Israel I started my adventure in homecare which I see as a must for every therapist.  During these years, I gave birth to our daughter and our son.  I had the opportunity to work with patients in their home environments and help them tackle their…

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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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