Allison Korn PT, DPT, Pediatric Specialist, Performing Arts Specialist
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of the Sciences (2018)
- Bachelors of Health Sciences from University of the Sciences (2016)
- Sterling High School (2012)
What do you feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist?
I feel that besides a well-rounded and strong working knowledge of the body, genuine kindness, patience, and creativity make for an excellent physical therapist. I find creativity to be particularly important so that the therapist and their patients never get bored. Just like a good dance, there is not just one way to perform each step, or create the desired result. Exploring multiple paths and remaining open to new ideas is key for learning and successful rehabilitation.
What made you choose to pursue physical therapy as a career?
I chose to become a physical therapist after I watched my brother go through his own physical therapy treatment. After completing some shadowing, I decided I was inspired to be a part of the change for other patients as well. Being a physical therapist allows for the opportunity to make unique connections with each patient, and I felt particularly drawn to this approach to health care. Physical therapy has since found a way to combine my two great interests in life, dance and science, and shown me a whole new world of possibilities in which I can help to make a difference.
What are your interests outside of work?
I enjoy almost all of the performing arts: singing, acting, and most especially dancing! I am trained in classical ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz and I enjoy performing in community theatre productions when I have the time. I also love to play tennis; I played doubles for the University of the Sciences Women’s Tennis Team. Finally, I am a huge Disney fan and enjoy visiting when I can!