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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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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