Therapy Programs

Why Therapy Still Matters in PDPM

Imagine an industry where reimbursement is not based on the volume of therapy treatment minutes. Instead, therapists care for patients and drive outcomes-based exclusively on clinical need. This is where PDPM makes its grand entrance on October 1, 2019. Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO has stated for decades as a practicing Physical Therapist that “treat…

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Wishing You The Best Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is upon us. Always celebrated the first Monday in September, it is a national holiday devoted to celebrating and honoring the achievements of American workers. That also means most people are gearing up for weekend BBQ’s, sales, and back to school. With the start of the semester comes great opportunities that are being…

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Look Who’s Featured on the Brochure for the APTANJ 2019 Fall Conference

Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO is proud to be featured on the APTANJ 2019 Fall Conference brochure. With over 50 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and only one of twelve in the entire United States that has the distinction of being recognized as a board-certified Geriatric Specialist for over 20 years, Yaffa prides…

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Posture and Breathing Presentation at the Monmouth Museum

Written by: Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO I would like to share my experience with an educational event which I attended yesterday.  Four months ago Jane Eisenberg, Art Director of Monmouth Museum, invited me to talk about correct posture and breathing for children. It was a successful event that led to the creation of gearing…

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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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