Megan Cohen, PT, DPT

“The water gives me freedom and a place of peace. I love sharing that same feeling with everyone I work with!”

Contact Megan
(857) 299-4732
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Background

Dr. Cohen has an accomplished resume in the world of aquatics as a lifeguard, swimmer, triathlete, swim instructor and coach. At the University of Miami, Megan participated as a volunteer in Adaptive Beach Days, Junior Orange Bowl, Adaptive Sailing, and Adaptive Swimming. Upon graduation, Megan was awarded the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award for exemplary scholastic ability and the potential for future professional contribution. In Boston, Megan worked as a Physical Therapist at Back on Track Physical Therapy with a specialization in Aquatic PT and at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Brighton. Megan currently serves as a committee member to the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and was awarded the Ripple Award in 2020 for outstanding contributions to the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience includes working in Aquatic Therapy with patients of all ages, as well as treating general orthopedics and neurological disorders. She employs an individualized and holistic approach to help each of her patients reach their personal goals. In her free time, Dr. Cohen loves stand up paddle boarding, yoga, hiking, triathlon training, and spending time with a good book at the beach!

Education

Megan Cohen, PT, DPT received a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in 2017, a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Miami in 2014. She has completed postgraduate courses in Maitland Manual Therapy and received her Certificate of Clinical Competency through the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy. Megan is certified as a Lifeguard, and in CPR and First Aid. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a committee member of the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Awards

2021 – Ripple Award – Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
2017 – Presidents Award – University of Miami PT
2017 – Mary McMillan Scholarship Award – Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy

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Additional

Megan doesn’t just work in the water, she lives in it! In her free time, she enjoys open water swimming and stand up paddleboarding in and around the Boston area.

“Megan is by far the most skilled physical therapist I have encountered.  She is thorough in assessment, considering all aspects of my activities of daily life, and body mechanics to create an individualized treatment plan. Megan has creative problem solving skills to address obstacles that exacerbate pain and to find exercises that help overcome well established issues. But, what impresses me most about Megan is her emotional intelligence.  I have seen her work with a wide variety of ages and disabilities adapting her communication style to suit the situation.  She is kind, respectful, and thorough, gently redirecting when necessary yet affirming.  This type of attention to detail and care is a gift.  We need more like Megan in the medical community!”

– Kelly Larson, RN

“Megan is a bright, compassionate, and creative physical therapist. Diamond PT is fortunate to have someone has talented as Megan on their staff. I have worked with many physical therapists over the years, Megan is by far the most outstanding. She does not have a cookie cutter approach to treatment. She evaluates the individual needs, listens carefully to the client and recommends exercises and stretches for the individual needs.”

– Paula Bentinck-Smith, Concord, MA

“I have waited my whole career for a therapist with Megan’s caliber to join my practice. Megan shares my passion for the water and aquatic physical therapy.”

– Laura Diamond, PT, MS

“We couldn’t be more happy with Megan and her obvious dedication and passion for working with individuals who benefit from her therapy. Thank you Megan!”

– Karen R., Jason’s proud Mom

“Megan has a great way with my 6 year old son with Cerebral Palsy (Right Hemiplegia) that honors him, his growing independence, self-awareness and advocacy, needs and opportunities of his body. I scoured the earth for Laura almost 4 years ago. Our family has traveled far and wide (Alabama, Virginia, NYC, etc.) for the best care and therapies and the Universe gave us a break that the best in this discipline is right here in the Greater Boston area. Laura scoured the Earth for Megan. From these years working with Laura and Megan, my son swims with family and friends, in community swim classes. He loves, is safe in, and participates fully in the water. It’s wonderful for his body and spirit.”

– Jordyne, Mom, Newton

“Megan is a wonderful combination of sweetness and inspiration wrapped around technical expertise. She knows when to push and when to watch; this approach brings out the best in Bill.”

– Alison, Bill’s Mom