The management of Schneider Children’s announced the appointment of Ayelet Keller as the new head of physical therapy services. Ms. Keller replaces Nili Arbel, who has retired.
Ms. Keller has been employed at the hospital since its founding. She previously served as the deputy director of Physical Therapy Services at Schneider Children’s. Among her duties, Ms. Keller worked in the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinic, the multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic, and the Premature Infant Follow-Up Clinic and also supervised the establishment of designated orthopedic and neurological clinics.
Ayelet Keller holds BA and MA degrees in Physical Therapy from Tel Aviv University and an MA in Health Management Systems from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She served as a clinical instructor for students of Physical Therapy at Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Haifa University and Ariel University.
The Physical Therapy Service at Schneider Children’s accords accessible, top-quality professional therapy and rehabilitation to children in all pediatric departments. Therapy is administered through use of the most advanced technologies according to international standards. PT Services play an integral role in every multidisciplinary medical team in the hospital, and provide various treatments such as developmental evaluation and treatment, respiratory therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, burn therapy, neurological disorders resulting from trauma or brain tumors, and chronic pain therapy.
Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s, stated that “the hospital management and I are deeply grateful to Nili Arbel for her many years of dedicated and productive efforts on behalf of Schneider Children’s Medical Center, and wish Ayelet Keller every success in her new position.”