Lori Hochman, PT, NCS, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University

Lori Hochman, PT, NCS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University



Dr. Hochman received her BS from Tulane University in 1994 and then completed her BS/MS in Physical Therapy from Long
Island University in 1998. In 2018, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern
University, Florida. Her dissertation title is: 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. Presently, Dr.
Hochman is the Executive Director of Clinical Education and responsible for the administration and coordination of the four
clinical practice courses. She is involved in teaching the neurological track of the curriculum. 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 evidenced-based care to
individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Dr. Hochman completed her LSVT BIG certification in 2013 and continues to
assist spreading the word about LSVT to her students and colleagues. Dr. Hochman maintains her clinical practice by providing
wellness services as a coach at Rock Steady Boxing – Eastern Long Island in Commack, NY. One of Dr. Hochman’s passions for the past seven years has been volunteering her time as a clinical specialist for Empower SCI (www.empowersci.org). This non-
profit organization runs a 2-week residential rehabilitation program on Stony Brook University’s campus each summer that includes physical and occupational therapy, as well as adaptive recreational activities such as surfing, kayaking, swimming and