Lori Hochman, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Lori received her BS from Tulane University with a major in Psychology in 1994 and then completed her BS/MS in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 1998. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, in 2018. Upon entering the profession, Lori worked at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY treating patients recovering from a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic impairments. She spent several years as the Senior PT on the Brain Injury Unit before becoming the Rehabilitation Supervisor of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
Lori 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. Combining clinical excellence with her interest in teaching, Lori served as an adjunct professor at NYIT in Old Westbury for 7 years prior to joining the faculty at Stony Brook University.
Presently, Lori is the Executive Director of Clinical Education and responsible for the administration and coordination of the four clinical practice courses across both campuses. She is involved in teaching the neurological track of the curriculum and participates as a faculty mentor in the Case Study courses. Her research interests include neuro-rehabilitation and the use of technology to augment recovery. Her dissertation examined the effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling versus cycling only on walking performance and quality of life in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
Lori maintains her clinical work and treats individuals with SCI through a non-profit organization called Empower SCI that runs a 2-week residential rehabilitation program on Stony Brook University’s campus each summer. Lori has held several positions in the New York Physical Therapy Association, 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, and previously held the position of Vice Chair. The groundwork for her involvement in the APTA started in PT school as the student liaison to the Brooklyn/Staten Island District. Lori was awarded the Mary McMillan Student Award from the APTA for her contributions in this role.
Hochman L, Squillace M, and Milazzo M. (2014). Pediatric onset of MS fact sheet. Section of Neurology. http://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pediatric-ms.pdf?sfvrsn=941f4d43_0
Backus D, Sisto SA, Hochman L, Burke C, Alon G, Hebert J, and Warfield W. (2016, Nov). Stimulating discussion: Functional electrical stimulation as a rehab tool for people with neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injury and stroke. Educational session at the ACRM, Chicago, IL.
Hochman L, Silberman N, and Recker-Hughes C. (2016, Oct). Stakeholder perceptions of a novel student clinical internship in physical therapy research lab. Poster presentation at the APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Callahan C, Goodine J, Remillard L, Hochman L, Milazzo M, Santasier A, Squillace M, Block P, and Cesiro J. (2015, Apr) Empower SCI: A second chance at rehabilitation. Poster presentation at the Converging Sciences Summit, Stony Brook, NY.
Hochman L, Muratori L, Canbek J, and Cheng S. (2016) Effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling versus cycling only on walking performance and quality of life in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. Role: Primary Investigator. NYPTA Arthur J. Nelson Research Designated Fund.
Hochman L, Silberman N, and Recker- Hughes C. (2016) Stakeholder perceptions of a novel student clinical internship in physical therapy research lab. Role: Primary Investigator, NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium.
Hochman L. (2016) Effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling versus cycling only on walking performance and quality of life in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. Role: Primary Investigator, LVST Global Student Small Grant.