Determining the cause of a patient’s imbalance is just as, or is some cases, more important that providing treatment for imbalance. I will show you how to get to the root of a patient’s balance issues so you can build the most effective treatment program
-Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Diane M. Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Wingate University, is Director of Post-professional Programs and is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Wrisley holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a post-professional master’s degree from Old Dominion University and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Balance Disorders Laboratory at the Neurological Sciences Institute of Oregon Health and Sciences University under the mentorship of Dr. Fay Horak and Dr. Robert Perterka. Dr. Wrisley has received pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship grants from the National Institute for Deafness and Communication. She has over 30 years of clinical experience and has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular and balance deficits and was awarded the APTA Neurology Section’s award for Clinical Excellence in Neurological Physical Therapy in 2002. Dr. Wrisley has published numerous research articles and book chapters and presented both nationally and internationally. Her research interests include sensory influences on balance including the role of the cervical afferents on dizziness and balance, the evaluation and treatment of balance disorders, and physical therapy outcomes for people with vestibular and balance dysfunction.