Allison Nogi, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist at the Emory Dizziness and Balance Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in the treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction and balance deficits. Currently, she is involved in research analyzing backwards ambulation and fall risk, and exploring the importance of the humanities in physical therapy education. The study of humanities resonates with Allison, as she believes that the most important aspect of patient care is the balance of compassion and empathy with evidence-based practice. Dr. Huba’s work inspired her to integrate mind-mapping into her physical therapy treatment sessions, especially when treating clients with progressive neurologic disease.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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