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Eveline A Erni (Eveline)

Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC  Clinical Director
New York, NY
(212) 317-9798

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New York, NY
(212) 317-9798
(646) 285-6429
(212) 245-5935
Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Director
Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC
30 East 60th Street, Suite 1006
New York, NY 10022

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Zuerich, Switzerland/ New York, USA


Eveline Erni, PT, MA, CMA, CCTT, CODN

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 at the New York University College of Dentistry since 1994, where she is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Additional faculty appointments are held at the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Department and at Touro College for their  Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program and the College 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. Her practice has been a member of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network since 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 3rd year 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

· 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

 · 92nd St. 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