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About The Centers For Balance and Dizziness

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Why Choose Us?

The Center for Balance is the first and only practice in the Cincinnati area that exclusively treats individuals suffering from dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems since 2003. Many of our patients come to The Center for Balance after going to a general or orthopedic practices that don’t specialize in these neurological problems only to be disappointed that not only did they not get relief of their symptoms, but felt they were in the wrong place for their problems.

Why our Patients get better…

Our practice focus is your quality of life

Our practice focus is relieving your dizziness/vertigo symptoms, correcting balance problems, and returning you to functional independence. Our focus is on your quality of life.

We educate and involve you

Patients know best what they are going through and know they are experiencing their disorder. 

We work one-on-one

YOU DESERVE THIS INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION. Treatment sessions are 1-on-1 between you and one of our expert clinicians. You will not be passed around to other clinicians, or put in a corner to perform exercises on your own (like most ortho/general PT clinics). You deserve the individual attention

We evaluate the cause of your dizziness/vertigo symptoms

As part of your initial evaluation, we determine the cause of your symptoms of dizziness and/or vertigo.

We assess your risk for falls

Also part of your initial evaluation, we assess your balance while performing normal daily activities to determine if and under what circumstances you are at a risk of falling. These results help us plan the right treatment approach to meet your individual needs.

Meet Our Specialists

Dr. Patrick Shumrick BS, MHS, DPT Certified Specialist

Owner/President

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing our patients return to their prior level of independent activities.”

Dr. Shumrick has been practicing physical therapy since 1989.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – Ohio University, Class President, Recipient of the Outstanding Service Award Class of 1989
  • Masters of Health Sciences – Krannert School of Physical Therapy, Indianapolis
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Simmons College, Boston
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency treating dizziness and balance disorders – Emory University.

Because of his expertise in evaluating and treating patients suffering from dizziness and balance disorders, Dr. Shumrick is often asked to lecture to local and national professional groups on this subject. His extensive experience in this area is well-known and welcomed in Cincinnati and in the local medical community.

As a native Cincinnatian, he embraces the values of our community. He lives in Anderson with his wife and four children. His personal interests include chasing his four kids, sports, and family activities.

Angie Shumrick PT Certified Specialist

Owner/Vice President

Angie Shumrick attended University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1997 (outstanding student award for the class in 1997).

She continued her education in Vestibular Rehabilitation Assessment and Management (2008), Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance Dysfunction in the Elderly suffering from Vestibular Deficits (2007), Treating Balance Impairment in the Neurological Population (2006), a clinically relevant approach to Vestibular Dysfunction (2006), Eval and Treatment of Complex Balance Disorders (2005).

She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and playing the piano. The most rewarding part of her job is hearing patients tell her how she is helping them return to the things they enjoy the most!

Dr. Melissa Hull DPT

Certified Specialist

Dr. Melissa Hull graduated from Marquette University with her DPT in 2006 with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Prior to working at The Center for Balance she was working at inpatient rehabilitation facilities where she treated many patients with neurological conditions. She is an Adjunct Professor for Physical Therapy program at Mount St. Joseph University. When she is not working Melissa enjoys spending time with her 2 sons and husband, traveling, and watching Marquette basketball.

Dr. Anne Deters DPT

Certified Specialist - Blue Ash

Anne graduated in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Anne attended Xavier University for her undergraduate degree with a major in Natural Sciences. There she played on the Women’s soccer team. Anne enjoys listening to patients and becoming an active teammate in achieving their goals. While not at work, Anne enjoys spending time with her two daughters, with family/friends, walking with her dog Shandy.

Dr. Chantelle Cunningham PT, DPT

Certified Specialist

Chantelle Cunningham, PT, DPT  attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences in May 2007 and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in January 2010. She has worked as a physical therapist for 14 years in a variety of settings and patient populations including pediatrics prior to joining the Center for Balance. She has a passion and drive for helping patients and families achieve their goals by working collaboratively and treating the client as a whole person. She enjoys hiking, reading and cooking with her family.

Chris Dunaway PTA

Certified Specialist - Anderson

Chris graduated from University of Cincinnati in 2011 with the degree Physical Therapist Assistant. He began working The Center for Balance December of 2011. In addition to Vestibular Rehabilitation, he has been trained in the McKenzie method for cervical and lumbar spinal pathology. In his free time, he enjoys time with his daughter, camping and hiking, playing volleyball and playing music.

John Love PTA

Certified Specialist - Blue Ash

John earned his BA from the university of Cincinnati in psychology and his PTA degree from City University in 2015. He has experience in orthopedic rehabilitation and specialized in spine rehab before switching focus to treating balance and dizziness/vertigo disorders. John has a passion for helping patients regain their function and get back to activities they love. A man of many hobbies, outside of the clinic you can find him playing disc golf of pickleball or out on the trails riding his bike and bird watching.

Nathan Foster PTA

Blue Ash

Nathan earned his degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2011 from Pima Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado. Prior to his career in Physical Therapy, he was a Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. Nathan has long held a passion for helping people achieve their highest potential for wellness so they may live life to its fullest. Nathan has a strong manual therapy background and holds certifications in Cranio-sacral therapy, Myofascial Release and other therapeutic techniques that he uses to help people meet their therapy goals. When he’s not at work Nathan can be found hiking, biking and enjoying the outdoors usually with his around one of Cincinnati’s awesome parks.

Julie Weingartner PTA

Certified Specialist - Blue Ash

Julie received her PTA degree from Sinclair college, as well as being a licensed Massaged Therapist with 27 years of experience providing care for clients experiencing neuro-muscular, orthopedic conditions and injuries. Her gentle nature and care shines through everything she does, whether it’s working with clients, raising her cats, stopping to pet any dog that crosses her path, or spending time with family and friends.    

Contact Us

If you're experiencing balance or dizziness issues, contacting The Center for Balance and Dizziness in Cincinnati, OH, can be a crucial step towards improving your health. This specialized center offers expert diagnosis and treatment for balance-related disorders. To get in touch, you can visit their website for detailed information or call their office directly for an appointment. Their experienced team of healthcare professionals provides personalized care, using advanced diagnostic tools and therapy techniques. The center also offers educational resources to help you understand your condition better. Reaching out to them can lead to effective management of your symptoms and a significant improvement in your quality of life.

Phone

Anderson
Phone: 513-231-2700
Fax: 513-231-2666

Blue Ash
Phone: 513-891-0934
Fax: 513-891-1321

 

Address

Anderson
7685 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
Directions

Blue Ash
9402 Towne Square Ave STE C
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
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