Lori Garone, PT, MS, HPCS, DCE is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Hippotherapy and Director of Clinical Education at South University Virginia Beach PTA Program. She graduated in 1990 from Touro College of Health Sciences, Bachelor Degree in Community Health and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Her specialties include, Pediatrics, NDT Trained, Pediatric Myofascial Release and Cranio Sacral, Brain Gym, Bal-A-Vis-X, Manual Therapy, Hippotherapy and Aquatic interventions.
Lori had a physical therapy private practice on Long Island, New York for approximately 30 years incorporating the above interventions into her treatments for the pediatric population.
She represented the United States at the First Symposium of Physiotherapists and Riding Instructors in Surry England in 1991 and was Clinical Director of Milligan Hill at The Center for Discovery in Harris NY from 2001-2005. She also was Interim Executive Director and Therapy Services Director at NCEFT from 2005 -2007.
Lori is presently Director of Clinical Education at South University, Virginia Beach, PTA Program. She has been the recipient of 2010 Woman of the Year Distinguished Woman Award, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York for the work done in the Health Care Industry and in 2013 the AHA Inc. Barbara Glasow Therapist of The Year Award for service incorporating hippotherapy into therapy. She has been serving on the AHA, Inc. Board since 1996- 2010 served as Vice President, Education Chairperson, Standards and Practice Chairperson, Nominating Committee, Conference Committees. She is presently continuing to serve of the AHA Inc. Board and is the new Education Chairperson.