Flora Cohen, MS, DPT, CFMT
Flora’s PT career started in 2002 upon graduating from SUNY Stony Brook with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. Her first years working as a orthopedic physical therapist were at Beth Israel Medical Center and it was at this time that she decided to pursue a Doctoral Degree from Stony Brook in 2004. Flora underwent many years of post-graduate coursework in the areas of manual therapy, pelvic pain, and osteopathy and continued her professional growth at NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell where she became a Spine Clinical Specialist. It is here where her interests grew beyond orthopedics and pursued further studies in pelvic pain and pregnancy working in their Women’s and Men’s Health department.
In 2015, Flora joined IPA Manhattan (Institute of Physical Art) as an informal resident where she underwent mentorship in the area of Functional Manual Therapy. This led to certification (CFMT) and further training that focused on appreciating how integration of many systems can drive the root cause of a person’s dysfunction. During this time Flora worked extensively on areas that included pelvic pain, TMJ, foot and ankle disorders, and viscera. Her recent passion is on reaching out to the post-partum community and educating them on the importance of self-care and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
In her current role, Flora enjoys working with pregnancy and post-partum clients understanding its impact on a woman’s musculoskeletal system. She feels strongly that men, woman and transgender clients need to regain structure and control with not only their pain, but need to be educated on how life-style and stress can impose on their ability to be part of daily life (or ability to function).
Her goal is to help patients understand the driver behind their dysfunctions, refrain from recidivisim of their symptoms and help people return to their optimal functional status.
On her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing and walking amongst the many “worlds” within NYC.