A practicing physical therapist for over 40 years, van den Bergh brings a wealth of professional experience to the department.
After earning her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, she worked for Tidewater Rehab (Norfolk, VA); for UVM’s child development clinic; and for Presbyterian University Hospital (Pittsburg, PA), working with inpatient and outpatient issues ranging from orthopedic surgeries, to spinal cord injuries and organ transplants. She was also director of Springfield (VT) Hospital’s Rehab Dept. before opening her own private practice with a partner.
Van den Bergh approaches her work with a focus on careful listening and on helping people feel better emotionally as well as physically. “Physical therapy is always searching for new ways to help people heal. I feel it is also important to help people laugh, no matter how grave the injury or illness.”