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Alison Kraus

Alison Kraus (DeCirce) graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies from Ithaca College in 2011. Following her Bachelor’s degree, Alison received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, in 2013, from Ithaca College. In 2016 Alison passed her boards to be a board certified clinical specialist for Neurologic physical therapy. Since completion of graduate school, she has worked in varying settings including acute care neurology, and outpatient neurology. Currently, Alison works at Shands Rehab at UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Alison provides physical therapy evaluations and treatment for patients seen in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic and Ataxia clinic. She also evaluates and treats a variety of other movement disorders diagnoses including Parkinson’s, Parkinsonisms, Dystonia, and Essential Tremor.

The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Katelyn Trane SPT Without therapy interventions, 70% of people with Parkinson Disease (PD) experience a fall each year.  There can be many reasons for this high fall rate.  Many of the principal signs of  PD; including postural imbalances and slowness of movement, can be large factors of what…