Bhavini Surana, PT, EdD

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Department of Doctor of Physical Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Bhavini Surana

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Motor Learning, and Control, Evidence-Based Practice, Children With Disabilities


Bhavini Surana PT, EdD, is an Assistant Professor at Touro College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Bayshore campus. Bhavini received her EdM and EdD degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in Motor Learning and Control. She is an experienced researcher with publications in reputable journals like Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. Her research focused on developing intensive goal-oriented and activity-based interventions targeting gross motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. She has presented her work at the AACPDM and APTA CSM conferences. Bhavini has also practiced in different clinical settings as a pediatric therapist and strongly believes in using evidence-based practice to guide clinical and research decisions.


  • MPT (Pediatrics), KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy
  • EdM, Motor Learning and Control, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • EdD, Motor Learning and Control, Teachers College, Columbia University

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