Lori Hochman is the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, New York Institute of Technology. She is responsible for the administration and coordination of the four clinical practice courses for the DPT students. In addition, she is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy (NCS). Dr. Hochman received her B.S. from Tulane University with a major in psychology, B.S./M.S. in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2018. Before joining New York Institute of Technology, she served as the executive director of clinical education and as a clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University for nine years.
Upon entering the profession, Hochman worked at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. (which is now Northwell Health – South Shore Hospital), treating patients recovering from a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic impairments. She spent several years as the clinical specialist in the brain injury unit before becoming the rehabilitation supervisor of the inpatient rehabilitation unit. She received her certificate of competency in vestibular rehabilitation in 2002 from Emory University and, in 2006, became a board certified neurological clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In an effort to provide evidence-based care to individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), she completed her LSVT BIG® certification and a coaching certification through Rock Steady Boxing. Dr. Hochman works at specialized practice dedicated primarily to people living with PD. Since 2013, she has been providing a PT Clinical Specialist for Empower SCI (www.empowersci.org) where she provides pro-bono services and support to individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) during a two-week interdisciplinary residential rehabilitation program.
Dr. Hochman’s extensive experience as a DCE and educator drive her passion for educational research. Her recent work includes projects investigating best practice in clinical education and exploring academic-clinical relationships across multiple stakeholder. She also enjoys research focused on her neurorehabilitation specialty.
She has held several positions with the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA), including Long Island District chapter director, membership liaison, programming committee member, awards committee member, and delegate to the NYPTA Delegate Assembly, participating in events locally and at the state level. She is currently the chair of the Long Island District. Dr. Hochman is also an active member and Co-Chair of the NYNJ Clinical Education Consortium (www.nynjclined.com), a larger group of DCEs and clinicians dedicated to creating a culture of excellence and elevating the standards of clinical education at regional and national levels.
- Hochman, L. Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling versus Cycling Only on Walking Performance and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Clinical Pilot Study, Poster Presentation at APTA CSM Conference, Washington, DC, January 2019.
- Backus, B., Sisto, S.A., Hochman, L., Burke, C., Alon, G., Hebert, J., Warfield, W. Stimulating Discussion: Functional Electrical Stimulation as a Rehab Tool for People with Neurodegenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke, Educational Session, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), Chicago, IL, November 1, 2016.
- Hochman, L., Silberman, N., Recker-Hughes, C. Stakeholder Perceptions of a Novel Student Clinical Internship in Physical Therapy Research Lab, Platform Presentation, APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 9, 2016.
- Goodine, J., Callahan, C., Lima-Remillard, E., Hochman, L., Squillace, M., Santasier, A., Sisto, S.A., Milazzo, M., Block, P., Burke, C., Cesiro, J. Empower SCI: A Second Chance at Rehabilitation, Poster Presentation, Converging Science Conference, Stony Brook University, April 2015.
- NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium- Primary Investigator, $1,500 awarded, The clinical site visit: Stakeholder perspectives in physical therapy education
- NYPTA Arthur J. Nelson Research Designated Fund, $5,000 awarded, Primary Investigator, Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling versus Cycling Only on Walking Performance and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study
- NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium- Primary Investigator, $750 awarded, Stakeholder perceptions of a novel student clinical internship in physical therapy research lab
- LSVT® Global Student Small Grants- Primary Investigator, $1,500 awarded, Primary Investigator, Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling versus Cycling Only on Walking Performance and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS): Board certified neurologic clinical specialist (N.C.S.) in neurologic physical therapy, 2006
- APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Trainer, 2019
- Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach, 2018
- LSVT® BIG Certified Clinician, 2013
Honors and Awards
- Merit Award, New York Physical Therapy Association, May 2014
- Outstanding Service to the District, New York Physical Therapy Association, April 2009
Courses Taught at New York Tech
- PHTH 601 Introduction to Physical Therapy
- PHTH 645 Seminar in Physical Therapy I: Introduction to Clinical Education
- PHTH 665 Pathophysiology
- PHTH 745 Seminar in Physical Therapy II: Professional Topics in Clinical Education
- PHTH 650 Physical Therapy Practice II: Neurorehabilitation
- PHTH 674 Clinical Education I
- PHTH 750 Clinical Education II
- PHTH 785 Clinical Education III
- PHTH 895 Clinical Education IV