Dizziness & Vertigo
The #1 reason people over the age of 65 consult with a doctor is for dizziness, and 40% of people over the age of forty have reported having trouble with dizziness. Rehab Associates can help by offering a special form of vestibular physical therapy to those who suffer from vertigo and dizziness.
In 1999, Mary Wallman, PT and her staff opened the first certified vestibular physical therapy practice in the Central VA region. Since then, she and her staff have had a long standing and proven track record of successfully treating patients. Over the years, Mary has grown the vestibular program to include a unique combination of vestibular therapy, the NeuroCom Balance System, and the use of the SoloStep in the fall prevention programs. This COMPLETE program of vestibular care ensures the best possible outcome for patients. With such a high success rate it is not surprising that Rehab Associates is the vestibular physical therapy practice that both patients and physicians trust.
Fall Risk & Prevention Programs are used to complete the Vestibular Program and retrain the patient to achieve full function and stability. These Programs have been successful for geriatric patients and those who have become debilitated due to a disease or accident.
The fall risk & prevention program includes the SoloStep Harness System that prevents falls while challenging the patient’s balance. The patient responds more quickly to treatment when put in the SoloStep, because their fear of falling is taken away.
Most of our clinics treat patients with vertigo issues.
Rehab Associates Physical Therapy Certified Vestibular Specialists:
Jordan Molstre PT, DPT
(Forest Brook Clinic)
Dr. Molstre received a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Cedarville University in 2011, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Lynchburg College in 2016. Dr. Molstre’s areas of special interest include general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation.
Tuba Bayram, PT, DPT, MBA
(Lynchburg- Clifton Street Clinic)
Tuba received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2017. She received a Certificate of Achievement in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her interests include general orthopedics, neurology, gait & balance and vestibular therapy
Mary Wallman – PT
Mrs. Wallman graduated from Old Dominion University in 1987 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her Vestibular Rehabilitation certification in 1999 at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and established the first Vestibular Practice in Lynchburg specializing in Vestibular Treatment and Fall Prevention
Cate Lowe PT, DPT
Cate is originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a bachelor’s in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise. Dr. Lowe graduated from the University of Lynchburg with my Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2021.
Rachel Thibault PT, DPT
(Forest Brook Clinic)
Rachel Thibault is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, where she was inducted into the PT Honor Society for academic excellence. Rachel has a special interest in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, as well as general orthopedics.