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Meet Your Home Health Federal Affairs Liaison

Dr. Eva Norman, PT, DPT, CEEAA

Dr. Norman is a physical therapist due to a life changing event where she honestly believes that physical therapy saved her life.

Dr. Norman has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years.  She received her B.S., M.S. and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Through the years, she has practiced in different practice settings with patients of all ages with various diagnoses. Early on in her career she developed a strong interest in geriatric rehabilitation. To expand her skill set over the years she has taken numerous continuing education courses and worked in the areas of neurology, orthopedics, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. In 2013, she became a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult.

Dr. Norman’s desire to give back to the profession she loves deeply led to her being an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1994 of which she has served in numerous roles. She is currently serving as the APTA Home Health & FPTA Federal Affairs Liaison, APTA Home Health Delegate, and the APTA Home Health Government Affairs Committee. She is a member of the private practice, home health, geriatric, health policy and neurology sections.

In January 2013, Dr. Norman founded Live Your Life Physical Therapy, LLC in response to her passionate desire to offer to her clients, patients, and the public, services both in home and the community that could help them experience health, wellness, and a more active lifestyle throughout their life spans. Her team has done this through the creative applications of preventative and rehabilitative physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal training, acupuncture, massage, health coaching & dietary services. Her frustrations with the current health care system spending millions of dollars treating preventable disease have led to much of the success of the company and her passion to advocate for her patients and the profession.

Her signature statement is “Learn-Educate-Advocate, Physical Therapy & Your Patients are Counting on You!