Therapy Programs

PDPM – A Physical Therapist’s Perspective with Decades of Experience

By: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO I would like to share my personal opinions and feelings about the upcoming transition to PDPM. I am a physical therapist that already had years of experience when I was introduced to the provision of therapy within the sub-acute/nursing home environment. I accepted the job as a PT, Clinical…

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Gardening – A Wonderful Therapeutic Group Activity

By: Ronit Waisbrod, PT, DOR Group therapy is an important part of our rehab gym. During group time we are addressing Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology therapeutic goals while enhancing socialization and most importantly having fun. Our May gardening club meeting was a fun-filled activity. All it took was five enthusiastic residents, three…

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Occupational Therapy in a Home Care Setting

By: Erin Berkowsky, OTR/L An occupational therapist evaluates balance, coordination, endurance, safety awareness, strength, attention, problem-solving, vision, communication, and many other functions while the individual performs daily tasks. Occupational therapists also evaluate the home environment to identify barriers to independence. For example, structures can be identified that increase the risk of falls (e.g., throw rugs)…

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Mobile Therapy Services Inc Community Reach-Out

By: Yaffa Liebermann PT, GCS, CEO and Katie Forman CPA, COO of Mobile Therapy Services As you are aware Mobile Therapy Services Inc (MTS) is a sister company of Prime Rehabilitation Services Inc (PRS) that provides therapy services at home. MTS provides same great therapies t hat SNF residents receive from PRS, but we do…

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Tailoring Therapy To Patient Needs – A Language Lesson

By Judy Spafford, Physical Therapist We often receive admissions of patients who are Hispanic. To better meet their needs and provide more comprehensive rehabilitation, the therapists in our department decided to educate ourselves in the Hispanic culture. To do so, we all participated in a one hour continuing education course provided by PESI, entitled: Introductory…

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Graduation Season – New Therapy Grads

By Vanessa Cardenas For 23 years, Prime Rehabilitation Services, has hosted countless therapy students both at level I and level II clinical affiliations with great eagerness to pay it forward. Our seasoned clinicians share their vast knowledge freely; encouraging students to expand their “book learning” to actual practiced applications. Our founder, Yaffa Liebermann, PT, is…

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Interactive In-service on Body Mechanics and Proper Transfer Techniques 

By Ariane Ackerman, OTR, Director of Rehabilitation We go through our day lifting all different types of objects and specific to our profession, lifting people as well.  We have this obligation to keep our patients safe during all transfers, whether it’s a supervision transfer or a Maximal Assistance transfer.  Sometimes we can be so focused on our patient’s…

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Kyphosis Awareness

The following post should be considered for general education and should not be a substitute for medical advice from a doctor or other medical professional. Instead, use it as a tool for awareness. The following information was inspired by a course presented by Carleen Lindsey, PT, MS, CGS, CEEAA at the APTA Conference in Washington…

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