Lori Hochman

Lori Hochman, PT, MS, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Executive Director of Clinical Education
Stony Brook University

Phone: 631-444-1193
Email: lori.hochman@stonybrook.edu

Lori received her BS from Tulane University with a major in Psychology in 1994 and a BS/MS in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 1998. Upon entering the profession, she 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 Physical Therapy Association. Combining clinical excellence with her interest in teaching, Lori served as an adjunct professor at NYIT in Old Westbury for 7 years prior to her current faculty position at Stony Brook University.

Presently, Lori is a Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor. In her role as a DCE, Lori is responsible for the administration and coordination of the four clinical practice courses in the entry-level DPT curriculum. She is involved in teaching the neurological track of the curriculum and participates as a faculty mentor in the case study courses. Lori is currently pursuing her PhD in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Her research interests include neuro-rehabilitation and the use of technology to augment recovery. She is currently the primary investigator for a study titled, "Effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling versus cycling only on walking performance and quality of life in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study."

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. Lori has held several positions and participated in several events locally and at the state level of the New York Physical Therapy Association including: Long Island District Chapter Director, Membership Liaison, Programming Committee Memeber and Delegate to the NYPTA Delegate Assembly. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Long Island District. The groundwork for her involvement in the APTA started when she was a PT student at LIU and was the student liaison to the Brooklyn/Staten Island District and subsequently awarded the Mary McMillan Student Award from the APTA.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Callahan, C, Goodine, J, Remillard, L, Hochman, L, Milazzo, M, Santasier, A, Squillace, M, Block, P, Cesiro, J. (2015, April) Empower SCI: A second chance at rehabilitation. Poster presentation at the Converging Sciences Summit, Stony Brook, NY.


Hochman, L, Muratori, L, Canbek, J, Cheng, S. 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, Amount: $5,000.

Hochman, L, Silberman, N, Recker- Hughes, C. Stakeholder perceptions of a novel student clinical internship in physical therapy research lab. Role: Primary Investigator, NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium, Award: $750.

Hochman, L. 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, Award: $1,500.