Devashish Tiwari

Assistant Professor
  • Physical Therapy
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  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS); American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Masters in Physical Therapy, Manipal University, India


  • Physical therapist licensed in Massachusetts and Michigan

About Me

Dr. Tiwari joined the faculty at Simmons University in August 2019. He has been a physical therapist since 2004. Prior to joining Simmons, he served as an assistant professor at the School of Physical Therapy, MCPHS University, Worcester Massachusetts. He also serves as a member of specialization, residency and fellowship committee of the American Physical Therapy Association. His primary research focus is on pediatric/adolescent concussions, outcome measure development and validation specific to pediatric population and pediatric telehealth.

Area of Expertise

  • Pediatric physical therapy, concussion, outcome measures, telehealth

What I Teach

  • Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Neuromuscular system I and II
  • Research proposal course


Tiwari D, Naidoo K, Chatiwala N, Bartlo PL, Triola A, Ong B, Gore S. Exploratory Analysis of Physical Therapy Utilization and Practice Patterns for Individuals with COVID-19 Phys Ther 2021: March.

Saini S, Golwala P, Parmar LD, Tiwari D, Palekar TJ Cognitive Behavior Assessment in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Narrative Review Int J Cogn Behav 3:009 DOI: 10.23937/2690-3172/1710009

Tiwari D. Goldberg A, Yorke A, Marchetti G, Alsalaheen B Measurement Properties of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory-Children and Adolescent (DHI-CA) in children and adolescents post-concussion Pediatr Phys Ther 2020;32(4):382-388.

Tiwari D, Alsalaheen B, Goldberg A, Tally S. Comparing strength of association between the Five-Times-Sit-to-Stand Test and measures of balance and lower limb power in community-dwelling older adults. Int J Ther Rehabil. 2019; 26(3):1–10.

Tiwari D, Goldberg A, Yorke A, Marchetti G, Alsalaheen B. Characterization of cervical spine impairments in children and adolescents post-concussion. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2019. 14 (2): 282 DOI: 10.26603/ijspt20190282

Tiwari D, Daly, C, Alsalaheen, B. Home based circuit training program in an adolescent female with severe traumatic brain injury: a case report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2017; DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1370750

Tiwari D, Rao BK, Solomon J. Normative scores on pediatric balance scale: A cross sectional study Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 2011; 5 (2):45-48.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Neurology section
  • Research section
  • Education section


  • Marilyn Gossman Graduate Student Research Seminar Jan 2019