We are so pleased to welcome Shella J. LoBianco, MSPT to Advance Physical Therapy. Shella joins us with a wealth of experience on balance and gait/walking disorders. Here is a little more about her:
Shella received her MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. She has over 18 years experience in neurological and vestibular/balance therapy, treating patients with neurological impairments and multi-factorial gait disturbance. Shella’s clinical experience includes treating patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke in the acute setting including the surgical intensive care unit and also the inpatient and outpatient neuro rehab settings. She has completed training in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) for adults with hemiplegia. Shella holds a Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation (2001) and in Vestibular Function Test Interpretation (2007) both from Emory University’s Department of Rehabilitation. She has 12 years experience in the evaluation and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders. Shella is the previous owner of a successful private practice specializing in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) in Florida and has served as Program Director and Rehab Director for Vestibular Programs in New York. She has also served as consultant to various outpatient clinics around the country, assisting them in developing Vestibular Rehabilitation programs.
In addition, Shella is certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis and incorporates many of the principals and forms into her treatments for patients with vestibular and balance impairments. She believes that all aspects of the patient’s health and well-being must be incorporated into a treatment plan in order to improve that person’s quality of life.