Allyson Friday’s work and play ethic is strongly influenced by swimming. She swam competitively from age 5 through college and still swims with local master’s programs. Allyson values the character and discipline that her coaches instilled in her. And she wants to have that same positive impact on her patients, enabling them to persevere through pain and injury and grow from the experience. “Coaching and analyzing stroke technique are not typically part of a PT treatment, but my patient’s recover faster and better because I have those skills.” Besides pool time, Allyson enjoys running, cycling, hiking, yoga, and climbing.
• BA: Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY 1999
• MA, Philosophy & Education, Teacher’s College, New York, NY 2003
• Doctorate,Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC 2008
• Board Certified: Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist
• Member: American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
Beyond physical healing, physical therapy allows for the opportunity to learn about your own body and strengthen it in such a way that it will be stronger than prior to the injury.
Allyson has a passion for education and research and brings these elements into her clinical practice.
Aside from swimmers, my favorite patients are those who teach me as much as I teach them…and every patient has something to teach.