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This Fall… Don’t

This Fall...Don't
According to the National Institutes of Health, balance related falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the 65-year-old and plus populations. Falls also account for extensive amounts of injury and costs including over 2.8 million Emergency Room visits and over three billion dollars to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention the cost of pain and loss of independence. Although it is impossible to guarantee that individuals can prevent a fall, we can certainly take care to reduce the Read More

Brittany Fauble, Au.D., CCC-A, Board Certified

Brittany Fauble
Dr. Brittany Fauble received her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) and her Master of Science (M.S.) in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences from Gallaudet University, and completed her undergraduate coursework at Florida State University. Dr. Fauble completed her residency training here at the American Institute of Balance. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) from The American Speech Language Hearing Association, is is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Fauble is clinically and Read More

Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Joseph Sakamura
Dr. Joseph Sakumura, received the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his undergraduate from the University of Kansas. Dr. Sakumura completed his residency training here at the American Institute of Balance. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) from The American Speech Language Hearing Association and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. Dr. Sakumura’s primary interests are in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of balance disorders in a broad range Read More

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Kim Rutherford
Dr. Rutherford obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Missouri and her Doctorate of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University. Her post -graduate doctoral work included an emphasis in education, with a specialization in orthopedic rehabilitation and a certification in orthopedic manipulative therapy (COMT). Dr. Rutherford has worked in a variety of clinical settings managing sports medicine, orthopedic, and neurological patients, in addition to administrative and academic roles. Dr. Rutherford joins us Read More

Jeff Konin, Ph.D, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA

Jeff Konin
Dr. Konin earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Physical Education, a Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Konin, most recently served as professor and chair of the physical therapy department at the University of Rhode Island. He has held numerous academic and clinical Read More