Office: Wing B, #247
Dr. Hoder ’s specific area of expertise is in adult neurological rehabilitation related to the examination and management of adults with neurological deficits. As a clinician and educator, his philosophy is to train compassionate and critical physical therapy clinical scientists to evaluate and manage individuals with complex neurological disorders. He strives to teach students to self assess, self correct, and self direct in order to become lifelong independent learners; to guide students to become critical appraisers of medical information, research and technology; and to train students to treat individuals with the utmost respect and dignity.
His clinical areas focus on the management of adults with movement disorders, central vestibular dysfunction, and in coordinating interdisciplinary education within the emergency department. He specializes in the evaluation and management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders.
DPT, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, summa cum laude, 2003
MSPT, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, 1998
BA, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1993
PT 705: Neurological Patient Management I
PT 614: Movement Science II
PT 616: Foundational Physical Therapy Examination
PT 617: Foundational Physical Therapist Interventions
PT 627: Physical Therapist Interventions 1
PT 724: Evidence Based Capstone
Adult neurological rehabilitation; after-hours emergency department clinic interprofessional education; clinical research partnerships
Dr. Hoder’s research interests lie in determining best clinical practice for the evaluation and management of individuals with movement disorders, particularly those with Parkinson’s disease and freezing of gait. He collaborates with other clinical researchers across the country and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.
MDS Allied Health Professional Summer School: Physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s disease, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2013; One of two delegates selected from the United States.
Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) certification, National Parkinson’s Foundation, 2012
Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery PWR! Certified clinician, 2011
“Crystal Apple” Award for Excellence in Professional School Education, Emory University, 2009
LSVT Big Certified Clinician, 2009
Polestar Pilates Trained, 2007
UMDNJ Outstanding Alumnus, Physical Therapy Department, 2005
NYU Medical Center Physical Therapy Department Honors, Educational Endeavor, 2000, 2001, 2003
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2002
Neuro-developmental Therapy Training (NDT Trained Therapist), 2000
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.