My Life As A Physical Therapist – Part 15

An On-the-Nose Career Reminiscences of a PT and Mother I was pleased to have the following essay published in APTA Magazine’s April 2021 issue as “Defining Moment: An On-the-Nose Career.” (©2021 American Physical Therapy Association. All rights reserved. See the column on the APTA Magazine website.) Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Author: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO…

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My Life As A Physical Therapist – Part 14

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT,GCS,CEO Relationships at Work — The Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. You are a sensitive person but surprisingly your co‑workers have the same level of sensitivity. Remember that the patients are people too.  They want to be treated with respect, courtesy, and compassion. …

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My Life as A Physical Therapist – Part 13

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT,GCS,CEO Understanding the role of Physical Therapy in Sub acute nursing home I thought that working in a nursing home would be similar to any environment in which I previously worked but I was wrong.  There are rules and regulations that a therapist has to learn and integrate into the  treatment…

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My Life as A Physical Therapist – Part 12

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS,CEO 1992-1995 treating patients in nursing home working for Paragon Rehabilitation. One evening a recruiter called me to ask me if I would like to take a PT supervision job within a nursing home.  During my time at the outpatient facility, I was scheduled to work two evenings per week…

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My Life as A Physical Therapist (Part 11)

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT,GCS,CEO 1991-1992 Outpatient at the Jersey Shore The Outpatient facility that I worked in provided treatment to patients who were mostly referred by orthopedic doctors.  Many of the injuries were sports related however their ages varied which allowed me to learn and provide services to both young and old. Treating a young…

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My Life as A Physical Therapist (Part 10)

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS,CEO  1989-1991 Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, NJ: I took a job at the River View Hospital in Red Bank NJ.  I loved it ~ it was a great team of therapists who were very dedicated to the job.  We helped each other constantly and we shared information that we gained…

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My Life as A Physical Therapist (Part 9)

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT,GCS,CEO 1986 – 1989 Point Pleasant Hospital, NJ  As an immigrant, I came back to the Unites States on an H1B visa which was sponsored by Point Pleasant Hospital.  I worked there for three years without leaving the states and, after three years, I obtained my Green Card and became a…

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Vaccinations For Our Heroes

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO We are extremely humbled and honored to be able to provide continued therapy that our therapists in nursing homes. In these moments of uncertainty there is always one thing we can count of it: the loyalty of our therapist to their patients. The global coronavirus pandemic has affected…

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My Life as A Physical Therapist – Part 8

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann PT, GCS,CEO 1985 Tel Hashomer Hospital, Israel While working as a rotating therapist amongst the departments in a hospital in Israel, I realized that therapists and nurses utilized the same technique to guide the movement of patients who suffered a stroke.  This technique was used throughout the full rehab process from…

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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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