Meet Our Staff
Dr. Kim Bell, DPT is proud to introduce you to the
Bell Method® team.
Dr. Kim Bell, DPT
Dr. Kimberley Bell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who helps people suffering with dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems through direct patient care, private consultations, and educational resources.
Request a consultation with Dr. Bell using this contact form.
Dr. Bell is the CEO of Kim Bell Physical Therapy Inc. and the founder of the Bell Method®, a comprehensive, detailed, and unique methodology to analyze and address the root cause of dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and chronic falls.
She sees her private patients in Encinitas, California and also makes house calls upon request for an extra fee. Dr. Bell and her team do not accept any health insurance. All services are private pay.
For her answers to frequently asked questions about her services, click here.
To learn more about the Benefits of the Bell Method®, click here.
She offers a free e-mail newsletter, informational blogs, helpful videos and multi-media online courses. Join Dr. Bell’s mailing list on this page.
Janet Troche, PT
Our Therapy Team Leader, Janet F. Troche is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years of experience. She has specialized in dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance for more than 20 years.
After graduating from Cal State Long Beach in 1992, she pursued various specialty areas of rehabilitation including Vestibular, Orthopedics, Neurology, Geriatrics, and caring for patients with amputations.
Janet has been very active in continuing education coursework, studying the latest clinical evidence and reviewing current guidelines related to dizziness, vertigo, and fall prevention.
Her greatest passion and expertise lies in the area of Vestibular Rehabilitation Physical Therapy and dizziness related disorders, as well as addressing multifactorial causes of instability with walking and balancing.
Janet takes a root cause analysis approach in helping people with these problems and understands the importance of considering all aspects of a person’s well-being to deliver the best possible results.
“Janet is one of the most excellent physical therapy clinicians I have ever met in my career. When I met her as a student in one of my physical therapy continuing education courses years ago, she impressed me immediately with her detailed questions and dedication to considering all aspects of the patient’s well-being to optimize outcomes. She excels with complex cases of patients with multiple causes of balance impairments, dizziness and vertigo.”
Dr. Shelby Shinkle, DPT
Shelby Shinkle is a licensed physical therapist specializing in pediatrics and vestibular therapy. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Exercise Science at the University of Georgia Honors College. Shortly after, she moved to Nashville, TN where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University.
Shelby has a variety of clinical experience for both the adult and pediatric populations in
neurological rehabilitation, vestibular therapy, inpatient care, orthopedics, pediatric early intervention, and neurological rehabilitation.
She is passionate about taking a holistic approach to help her patients progress and reach their full functional potential.
When not working, you can find Shelby spending time outside with her family and her golden retriever, Lou.