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:
Kimberly Vu PT, DPT
Kimberly specializes in vestibular rehabilitation, treating dizziness and balance impairments originating from positional vertigo, vestibular hypofunction, and post-concussive syndrome.
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
Andrew Mitchell PT, DPT
Dr. Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2016. He has a special interest in orthopedics, manual therapy, and vestibular and balance rehabilitation and plans on pursuing specialty certifications in these areas.
Jordan Molstre PT, DPT
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.