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Eveline A Erni   (#6)   
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New York, NY
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Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC
41West 57th St., 4th Fl

New York, NY  

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Eveline A. Erni: PT, MA, CMA, CCTT, CODN
Certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by

Ms. Eveline Erni received her physical therapy degree in 1984 from The University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1986, she completed the Laban/Bartenieff certificate program in movement analysis (CMA) and in 1993 received a Masters in Movement Sciences from Columbia University.

Ms Erni is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a member of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). She currently serves as the Chair of the AAOP Physical Therapy Committee and the AAOP Physical Therapy Speaker Committee. She is a certified physical therapist in temporomandibular disorders (CCTT) and orofacial dry needling (CODN).

Ms Erni holds a faculty appointment atthe New York University College of Dentistry since 1994, where she isan Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Additional faculty appointments are held atthe Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Department and at Touro College for theirOrthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program and theCollege of Staten Island,where she lectures in the DPT program on the topic of TMD and Headaches.

Over the past 15 years she has taught post graduate courses on evaluation and treatment of temporomandibular disorders to physical therapists and dentists.

Ms Erni is the owner and clinical director of Pivotal Physical Therapy in Manhattan, New York for 25 years. Herpracticehas been amember of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Networksince 1998.

Curriculum Vitae



Columbia University, NY


Masters in Movement Sciences



Laban/Bartenieff Institute, NY


Certificate in Movement Analysis



Zurich University Hospital, Switzerland


Undergraduate Degree in Physical Therapy




Licenses and certifications

·Orofacial Dry Needling Certification (CODN)

2012 – To Date


·Certified Cervical, Temporo-Mandibular Therapist (CCTT)

2007 – To Date


·Certified Practitioner of Pilates Rehabilitation

2004 – To Date


·New York State Physical Therapy License

Swiss Physical Therapy License

1988 – To Date

1984 - To Date



·Owner, Clinical Director of Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC NY, NY

      1990 –To Date


·Senior Physical Therapist, New York Cornell Medical Center NY, NY

1988 - 1990


·Movement Analyst, Center for Dance and Sports Injuries NY, NY

1986 - 1988


·Senior Physical Therapist, Dr. Jurg Fritschy, MD, FMH Zurich, CH

1984 - 1985


Faculty Position

The Hospital for Special Surgery



Guest Faculty for Temporo-Mandibular Disorders

2012, 2013, 2014


Developed syllabus, course structure for APTA approved Orthopedic PT Residents Program

College of Staten Island

Guest Faculty for Temporo-Mandibular Disorders  2013, 2014
Developed syllabus for 3rd year DPT program
Touro College 2014
Mentor for Temporo-Mandibular-Mandibular Disorders

Orthopedic PT Residents Program

Columbia Presbyterian Medical School

Guest Faculty for Temporo-Mandibular Disorders, Headaches   2004, 2012

Developed syllabus, course structure for Transitional Doctor of PT Program

Lab instructor for 3rdyear DPT students


New York University College of Dentistry


Adjunct Instructor, Department of Oral Medicine



Clinical lecturing on Temporo-Mandibular Disorders



TMD and Orofacial Pain
·College of Staten Island                   2013, 2014
·Hospital for Special Surgery             2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

·Columbia University, DPT Program    2004, 2012

·American Academy of Orofacial Pain 2003, 2004, 2006

·Occlusal Concepts Study Group         2003

From the Floor to the Core

·Mr. Sinai Orthopedic Conference       2010

Backs to the Future

·New York Department of Education    2006

Repetitive Stress Injuries

·92ndSt. YMCA, Healthy Living Series  2004


·Physical Therapy Board of Cranio-Cervical Therapeutics  2007 - To Date

·Academy of American Academy of Orofacial Pain           2000 - To Date

·The Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network 1994  - To Date

·American Physical Therapy Association                         1989  - To Date