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About Us

Pyschology for the body
Ari Ginsberg, PT, DPT, MSIOP

Physical Therapist and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
CEO/Founder of Psychology for the Body

The Psychology for the Body Story
Ari Ginsberg, PT, DPT, MSIOP, founded Psychology for the Body in 2020 with the mission of providing psychology focused education and coaching/consulting to rehab clinicians and organizations in order to help them achieve their clinical, professional, and financial goals. Prior to starting Psychology for the Body, Ari was a home health physical therapist in northern New Jersey for 10 years. He quickly developed a reputation in his home health agency for excellence in clinical care and bedside manner/patient satisfaction. In addition to being a dedicated physical therapist, Ari has always been a passionate student and proponent of psychology, and realized that his success at patient care was predicated on his knowledge and application of psychology techniques and strategies. In fact, he believed based on his experience and observations that bedside manner was as significant a factor as clinical skills in facilitating positive patient outcomes.

The Growth of Psychology for the Body

The idea of sharing a formula for maximizing patient satisfaction emerged, and subsequently the first webinar was created; The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction. After the first webinar, Psychology for the Body expanded and developed continuing education courses on other psychology focused PT/OT topics including preventing burnout, leadership training, exercise motivation, and ethics. The webinars are approved physical therapy courses and occupational therapy courses by the NY Board of PT, AOTA. Many of the courses are approved by the NJ Board of PT and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. They are all founded on peer reviewed research and academic literature.

Coaching and Consulting from Psychology for the Body

Ari is both a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology. Aside from CEU instruction, Ari is a seasoned coach and organizational consultant helping his clients maximize their patient satisfaction scores, lower turnover rates, and increase job satisfaction. His coaching style emphasizes empowering his clients to choose the best possible course of action based on psychological insight, in order to ultimately succeed. Book a FREE discovery Zoom call located on the special offers page and consulting/coaching page to speak with Ari. Psychology for the Body is focused on providing the highest quality continuing education and consulting/coaching. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ari has provided continuing education for the following organizations:

Psychology for the body

Abby Waters,
COTA/L, LPN, CPD, CPDF, CPEQ

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Consultant
Continuing Education Instructor

Abby Waters Bio

Abby Waters is the founder of PeopleScience Solutions, a platform that trains and certifies organizations and healthcare workers in multiple sciences related to human behavior, emotional intelligence, managing teams, and leadership development. As a former therapy professional and nurse, Abby can also identify with the traditional patient care experience. PeopleScience Solutions has the resources and training to empower healthcare organizations with needs related to employee retention, organizational revenue, and improving patient care. Abby is excited to present on leadership and emotional intelligence topics for Psychology for the Body.

If you are interested in booking either Ari Ginsberg or Abby Waters for an organizational workshop/training on reducing burnout, patient experience, or emotional intelligence, schedule a call with us by clicking the button below. We would love to speak with you and assess your organizational. We can customize workshops to meet your needs and requests. That includes focusing on certain topics and scheduling convenient times for the staff. 

Both Ari and Abby have been practicing rehab clinicians who understand the world of healthcare from the inside. They are therefore able to relate to clinicians, and clinicians are able to relate to them. They also both possess knowledge of psychology and how it can be a valuable tool to help healthcare organizations achieve their goals. If you want to grow and succeed as a healthcare organization, let’s talk.

Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs

A 2.5 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – # 02517 

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2571

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-14

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NY, NJ)

Objectives to facilitate clinician ethical practice

 

1. Define ethics and the Code of Ethics of the APTA/AOTA to practice in an ethical manner

2. Analyze the boundaries of ethical priniciples for PTs/OTs to solve ethical dilemmas

3. Apply APTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

4. Apply AOTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Optimizing the Patient Experience

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02034

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Pending Approval by the NJ Board of PT – 2022 – 2024

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

1) Identify the components of bedside manner/ patient satisfaction and their link to healthcare outcomes

2) Apply strategies using social psychology to optimize the patient experience

3) Implement an organizational approach to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing the on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Improving Patient Adherence to Home Exercise Programs

 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02036

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The NJ Board of PT # 2111-80

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Identify the benefits of home exercise programs

2) Define differing theories of motivation/influence

3) Apply social psychology to HEP prescription/plan

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction

A 2 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02037

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2565

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-15

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NJ, NY)

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Develop and improve empathy skills

2. Identify the link between bedside manner/patient satisfaction and health outcomes

3. Measure patient satisfaction in a valid/reliable manner

4. Apply social psychology techniques to improve patient satisfaction

5) Integrate organizational strategies to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Effective Leadership and Communication in Rehab

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02299

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Define leadership and various leadership styles

2. Identify successful leadership styles in healthcare/rehab

3. Implement effective leadership communication strategies in rehab

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The New World of Rehab: Addressing Burnout

A 1-hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02035

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition by another state board of PT (NY)

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Identify the causes of rehab burnout

2. Recognize the signs of rehab burnout

3. Apply strategies to prevent/reduce rehab burnout

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After on-demand purchase you will be redirected to a webpage with the video link/posttest link. A CEU certificate will be emailed following post-test completion