Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS received his BS degree in Health Sciences and MA degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College (NY) in 1992, and his PhD degree in Health Sciences from Trident University (CA) in 2010. Dr. Cohen is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program-South in the School of Health Professions at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Blackwood, New Jersey. He teach courses in neuroscience, neuropathology, and neurorehabilitation.
In 2016, he was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association – Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy’s (APTA-ANPT) Excellence in Neurologic Education Award for his work in entry- and professional-level teaching in neurologic Physical Therapy. His primary research focus is on examining the impact of fatigue and gait, walking, and balance dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and rehabilitation interventions to ameliorate these problems. Dr. Cohen has a secondary focus on knowledge translation related to outcomes measurement and physical therapy practice for people with MS. He has been an ABPTS Neurologic Certified Specialist since 2002. He has published and presented nationally and internationally on physical therapy examination and outcomes measurement and on the rehabilitation of gait and walking in persons with MS. He is the Co-Chairperson of the APTA-ANPT Task Force on Outcomes Measurement for People with MS (MS-EDGE), and served in a number of elected positions in the APTA-ANPT Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group.
Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) frequently receive referrals for physical therapy. Although most physical therapy schools present basic knowledge in pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of… read more