Neurologic Physical Therapist
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health
3009 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
Alison Kraus graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2013 from Ithaca College and a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies from Ithaca College in 2011. Alison was designated a Neurologic Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy in 2016 following her completion of the national board exam. Since completion of graduate school, she has worked in varying settings including acute care neurology, and outpatient neurology.
Currently, Alison works at UF Health Rehab at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. She is now responsible for evaluating and treating patients with movement disorders to improve their quality of life. She works to coordinate care with local and non-local physical therapists to promote wellness in patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Vestibular Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Alison has worked with local organizations to establish a Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Class as well as a Dance for Life class specific for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. She also evaluates and treats a variety of other movement disorders diagnoses including Parkinsonisms, Dystonia, Cerebellar Ataxia and Essential Tremor.
In addition to her clinical work at UF Health, Alison also works with the University of Florida, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program as an adjunct faculty member. Since 2015, Alison has lectured and assisted in clinical labs for Neurological Rehabilitation courses. She also coordinates clinical internships for undergraduate and graduate students from various Universities to allow students to have the opportunity to observe and work at the Norman Fixel Institute. She strives to connect the educational material learned in the classroom to clinical aspect of neurological rehab.