George Coggeshall

Professor of Practice of Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
George Coggeshall

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About Me

Dr. Coggeshall joined the Simmons University PT Faculty in 2008. He has more than 35 years of physical therapy practice with experience in a variety of settings. George’s primary teaching responsibilities at Simmons University include Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT and Physical Therapy Management. His background includes; Chair of the Bay State College PTA Program, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and he has owned and managed a private practice. Dr. Coggeshall continues to actively practice physical therapy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a primary clinical focus of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. George’s extensive professional service includes President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA and he continues to serve as a national delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. George frequently lectures on topics such as state and federal advocacy, the PT/PTA relationship, and APTA history. One of his current projects is helping to develop a national virtual physical therapy museum. He is also a faculty member in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and is an adjunct faculty member in the DPT program at Boston University.

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Rhode Island

License/Certifications

  • Physical Therapist License, Massachusetts
  • APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist Certification

What I Teach

  • DPT 772 Frameworks for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy
  • DPT 743 Principles of PT Practice Management

I also give lectures throughout the curriculum on the American Physical Therapy Association, national and state legislative issues, advocacy and contemporary professional issues.

Research/Creative Activities

Dr. Coggeshall research interests include foundational understanding of units measure related to the health professions, diabetes management and Post-operative PT pulmonary care for thoracic surgeries.

Professional Organizations Membership

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 
  • Acute Care Academy
    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
    • Education Section
    • Health, Policy and Administration Section

Awards

  • Lucy Blair Service Award 2016, National APTA
  • Mary MacDonald Distinguished Service Award 2015, APTA of Massachusetts