Dr. Abraham Lieberman, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Dr. Abraham Lieberman, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT is a Fellowship-trained, Doctor of Physical Therapy licensed in the State of Texas. There are approximately 1500 fellowship-trained physical therapists in the United States of America, and only a very small number of clinicians who specialize in Orthopedics and Neurology, like Dr. Lieberman. The goal of starting a private practice was to provide interventions for patients throughout the lifespan, with patients as young as a few days old to those approaching their centennial. Having worked in all rehabilitation settings, Dr. Lieberman has developed unique and effective physical therapy interventions especially tailored for each patient including those with neurological and orthopedic conditions and for patients seeking geriatric and pediatrics care. Dr. Lieberman has lectured at a variety of institutions on the topics of rehabilitation, including at MD Anderson, and remains a national expert and consultant for complex multidisciplinary spinal and pelvic reconstruction rehabilitation, as well as pediatric and adult cervical torticollis.
Dr. Lieberman earned his undergraduate degrees at College of Staten Island, and his doctorate degree at Touro College in NYC. After moving to Houston in 2009, Abraham joined the Neurological outpatient rehabilitation team at TIRR (MemorialHermann). While at TIRR, Abraham treated patients with a variety of neurological conditions including, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Amputees, progressive diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and acquired conditions such as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. In addition to treating patients with typical neurological disorders, Abraham began to become recognized for his ability to treat complex patients with post-traumatic injuries. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center began to refer patients directly to Abraham within the TIRR system to treat patients from the Neurosurgery department, and within a few years, Abraham was asked to develop a rehabilitation protocol for patients status-post Total Sacrectomies. It came with great honor to be invited by the rehabilitation department to deliver Surgical Grand-Rounds at MD Anderson in 2011, and within a year, Abraham opened his private practice to provide the highly specialized rehabilitation program to patients from all over the world. A constant critic of the scientific literature, Dr. Lieberman has earned The Faculty Research Award and continues to review the latest and greatest peer-reviewed articles in his field to ensure that he is providing the absolute best for his patients.
Abraham has worked at a number of facilities in the Greater-Houston area, including Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehab, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Therapy (Speech) Connections, RehabCare and STAMBUSH where he worked as a contract PT for numerous hospitals and private PT facilities. Using his experience at each of these facilities and rehab settings, Abraham applied all the things that “work” and eliminated those that didn’t, and within his first year of practicing in the private setting, Abraham received requests from physicians and patients alike to extend his treatment style to the typical orthopedic patient.
Bellaire Physical Therapy has provided an opportunity for Dr. Lieberman to practice physical therapy with unparalleled ethical quality care. Dr. Lieberman mentors with physicians and surgeons who are regarded as exceptional clinicians and who want the best outcomes for their patients. Abraham participates in peer-review and opportunities to perform clinical rounds with the physician and engage in educational opportunity to review and apply up-to-date orthopedic and neurological screening skills. Outside of practicing physical therapy, Dr. Abraham Lieberman has acted as an expert witness, a licensed Mohel, a trained Shochet and Sofer, and volunteers for the Houston Fire Department as an EMT. Abraham enjoys hiking, skydiving, Ju-jitsu, and outdoor activities when he is not spending time with his wife and children.