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Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS

Award Winning ANPT Member

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Dr. Evan Cohen has made a dramatic impact on the field of Physical Therapy Neurologic intervention and research with multiple accolades to support his work.

Currently he is an Associate Professor in the DPT-South Program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and primarily works as an academic teaching elements of neurologic physical therapy and evidence-based practice. His clinical work focuses exclusively on adults with multiple sclerosis.  As a co-chairperson of the MSEDGE Task Force, he participated in publication of a report regarding PT-related outcome measures for people with MS. This group’s current focus is working on two systematic reviews related to PT outcomes measurement for people with multiple sclerosis.

As a mentor to students, he enjoys sharing the satisfaction of working with the neurologic patient population which as a student himself he didn’t expect to have an interest in.  “My early experiences showed me just how rewarding it could be. Now, I see the most important part of my job as engaging the interest of the next generation of PT’s. My goal is to demystify neurologic PT in general, and PT for people with multiple sclerosis in particular, and show my students just how gratifying it can be to practice in this area. It’s so powerfully reinforcing when I hear my former students tell me how much they enjoy working with this population.”

Dr. Cohen is an advocate for participation with Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy for building a “network of people who share their interests and can help support them through their early professional development”.

His prior awards include:

  • 2018 Healthcare Leader Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2016 Excellence in Neurologic Physical Therapy Education Award from the ANPT
  • 2014 Labe C. Scheinberg Award for Outstanding Work in Neurorehabilitation from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Recommended resources:

  • “PTNow (ptnow.org) is a great resource. It doesn’t seem to get the attention that it deserves. There are some really excellent resources there for new and experienced PTs alike.”
  • “The Rehabilitation Measures Database (www.sralab.org/rehabilitation-measures, formerly rehabmeasures.org) is a great website. It is a library of information about outcome measures relevant to neurologic PTs. It includes information from all of the ANPT’s EDGE groups and other additional info which makes it a great resource for practicing clinicians.”

Contact information:
cohenet@shp.rutgers.edu

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