How we got our name
The name Balancing Act Rehabilitation was chosen for a couple of reasons. First, it can be a struggle to make time for our own health as we juggle the numerous aspects of life. Whether you’re a busy mother, a busy father, work long hours, are too exhausted to commute to an appointment before or after work, or are simply too symptomatic to commute, B.A.R makes it easy to master the balancing act of life. You can schedule your appointment before work, after work, or during the day while the kids/grandkids are at school… and all from the comfort of your home. In addition, “balancing act” hints at one of the hallmarks of vestibular disorders: imbalance. The therapists at B.A.R are here to make regaining your health and life as convenient as possible.
Meet our founder
With her work experience at NYU Langone Health’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation where Dr. Ross was mentored by one of the leaders in the vestibular rehabilitation world, she fell in love with treating patients experiencing dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, fogginess… the list goes on and on. While this type of rehabilitation requires more advanced training than is provided in physical therapy school, it can be difficult to find a clinician with the knowledge and experience to best guide you in addressing your symptoms. A major aspect of providing quality care requires educating patients. For Abbie, this is one of her favorite aspects of care. In addition to teaching patients, she taught physical therapy students at Columbia University as a guest lecturer and at Touro College as a teaching assistant. Abbie also spoke on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio on several occasions, both educating listeners on various vestibular rehabilitation topics and answering call-in questions.
Abbie graduated from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She then went on to become a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and received her competency specifically in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and vestibular rehabilitation special interest group. In addition, she is a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA).