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Elizabeth Woods received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Northeastern University shortly after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Science and Master's degree in Physical Therapy, also from Northeastern University, with a clinical focus in neurological rehabilitation. She has been a licensed physical therapist in both New York and New Jersey since 2006. At the early start of her career, she had a strong interest in multiple sclerosis, having had years of study, research and clinical experience in this area. While working for many years in an outpatient neurological rehabilitation hospital setting, Dr. Woods’s focus remained on treating MS. As Senior PT and MS specialist, she ran the hospital’s outpatient MS program as the clinical rehab lead, served as a member of the MS committee and organized and participated in weekly exercise groups and presentations for the hospital’s MS Wellness program. She was also the clinical lead in the hospital’s outpatient assistive technology programs, specializing in and developing programs for devices such as the Bioness, Walk Aide, and Smart Step. She is a certified kinesiotaping practitioner and has had years of experience focusing her treatments on gait, balance, and core specific training for the neurological patient. Dr. Woods formally received her Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist, MSCS, certificate in 2011. Not only clinically specializing and treating people with the diagnosis, she has been very involved over the years in fundraising for MS and spreading MS awareness. Her most recent efforts include running her first marathon; the 2016 NYC Marathon, as a part of Team Tisch MS. Dr. Woods has been working at the IMSMP as one of two physical therapists at the center since 2013.