Therapy Programs

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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Congratulations to Belle Reve Senior Living

Congratulations to Belle Reve Senior Living in Milford, PA who continues to be in the High Performing Network category of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Health Partners. As a result of Belle Reve’s commitment and energy, exceptional care continues to be recognized.  Belle Reve’s Total Performance Score was 27! To put in perspective this…

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Building a Plan for Success

Guest Post by Christopher Nigroni, OTR, DOR At Regency Grande Nursing Center, our rehab team prides itself on thorough, client- specific discharge planning. The Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. team here and across all our NJ/NY/PA locations strives for excellent therapy services and patient care. But what does that mean without proper discharge planning? A proper…

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Finding a Common Language

Guest post by Michelle Wall, OTR, DOR   Every day presents new challenges and adventures, but nothing that the rehab team can’t handle! When it comes to providing patient-centered care, meeting a patient’s unique needs sometimes can involve overcoming language or communication barriers. Our team has become proficient in using technology to our advantage in…

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