Miriam Cohen, PT, DPT, PCS

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Miriam Cohen is a Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapist and co-director of The Center for Pediatric Therapy.  She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University and has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

 

Miriam has been a physical therapist for over 20 years and has practiced pediatric physical therapy in schools, rehabilitation centers, early intervention and private practice.  Her pediatric experience includes a wide variety of neurological, orthopedic, respiratory and congenital issues resulting in movement impairment.

 

Miriam has extensive training in respiration retraining and the interdependence between breathing and trunk strength. She also has training and skills with teaching yoga to children with special needs which she often incorporates into a treatment plan. 

 

Miriam prides herself in her open communication with both families and doctors for the benefit of the child. Previously practicing at Pediatric Therapeutics in Chatham, Miriam is thrilled to have opened a nearby clinic.

Miriam is a member of the national and state chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and The Private Practice Section of the APTA.

While not working, Miriam spends her time with her husband, Jeff, son, Harper, daughter, Talia and dog Tippy.  She enjoys cycling, running, practicing yoga, skiing and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors.

"When our 3 year old son was diagnosed with Legg-Calves-Perthes (a rare degenerative bone disease), Miriam became our miracle worker.  Our son showed significant improvement in his range of motion, which we credit to Miriam’s bi-weekly sessions with him, as well as the stretches and strengthening activities she advised us to do nightly at home.  Her ability to relate to and motivate our son, while calming and advising us as the parents, supported us all as we navigated this new diagnosis.  Miriam is a critical member of our care team and true advocate for our son. We are so grateful to have her in our lives."

-LD