Testimonials

What are people saying about Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT?

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Physicians Say…

Camille Newton, M.D.

I began referring patients to Dr. Kimberley Bell in 2006, and she immediately made me look good. My patients let me know about the fantastic physical therapist who was visiting them. Over the years, I saw why she is so successful: she has a very high degree of dedication and contagious enthusiasm. I have met very few who are as driven to learn and improve as Dr. Bell.

Camille Newton, M.D.

Ian Purcell, M.D., PhD

Kim Bell, is a physical therapist who has established herself as a senior vestibular therapist in Southern California and is presently consulting with patients internationally.

Ian Purcell, M.D., PhD
Otoneurologist

Roopa Chari, M.D.

You are a true visionary and pioneer, the work you are doing is so leading-edge, innovative and life saving!

Roopa Chari, M.D.
Internal Medicine & Integrative Medicine

Patients Say...

Suzen L.

It was about 5 months into vertigo when I met Kim. Although, there was a willingness to be free of vertigo before meeting her, there was an insufficient knowledge or guidance from my doctors to cure the symptoms. Their advice included removing a waxy build-up in my right ear, which also happened to be the… Read more “Suzen L.”

Suzen L.
Teacher

Chris S.

Dr. Kim Bell PT provides an exceptional service for those suffering from dizziness. Her work is so needed and is truly excellent. She approaches dizziness problems from all different angles. This multi-model approach is rare. She helps people all over the country and internationally.  She has helped me a lot and I am very grateful… Read more “Chris S.”

Chris S.
Life Coach, Psychological Trainer and Writer

Deb S.

Before Dr. Bell treated me for vertigo, I had every possible examination (including a CT scan) to detect the exact type of vertigo I was suffering from and to rule out other issues.  My vision, hearing and vertigo exams revealed two types of vertigo: Benign Positional Vertigo and a vestibular weakness. My doctors had some… Read more “Deb S.”

Deb S.

Kris R.

After suffering from Vertigo and Migraines for over 12 years seeing Neurologists, Ear nose and throat specialists and taking advice from anyone to get relief, I was finally introduced to Kim. I was nervous as I had no idea what to expect, so we spent the first hour chatting about my history. I had notes and records from every doctor I’d seen over the years. She is the most caring, compassionate person I have ever met. She suffers from Vertigo and Migraines and is extremely patient and kind. I am so grateful to have her in my life; she is such an incredible person. You will appreciate what a wonderful person Kim is. All the staff at Kenny Sheppard Spine and Sports Clinic where Dan Selstad works tell me that their patients rave about Kim in the same way I have. Kim, you are our angel, thanks for the tender loving care. … Read more “Kris R.”

Kris R.
Triathlete

Igor K.

First of all, as I told you in person, I believe your talents and focus on helping people with vertigo issues makes you ‘a gift to the universe’ – not just a great find for me. I’ve been completely laid low by two debilitating episodes of vertigo in the past 2 years that descended on me… Read more “Igor K.”

Igor K.
PhD, Professor

Carla R.

Before I consulted with Dr. Bell, most of the physical therapists I had worked with did not seem as knowledgeable as she was, and were unable to zero into my problems. She is the only one who addressed my blood pressure dropping to nothing upon going from sitting to standing, and [identified] the necessity for… Read more “Carla R.”

Carla R.

Dawn B.

Before I met Dr. Kimberley Bell, PT I had been suffering for many years with vertigo. I have no idea why – I would suddenly just start spinning. Over the years, it seemed to come more often and even started to last for several days…being stuck in bed – spinning and having nausea for 5 days in a row – I realized I needed to find someone to help me. [Dr. Bell] has changed my life! NOBODY had ever even CARED about my vertigo before, let alone tell me they could help me. And add to that – she came to my house to help me. Anytime I hear of someone suffering from vertigo, I immediately give them Dr. Bell’s number.… Read more “Dawn B.”

Dawn B.

Adrien S.

Before my friend told me about Dr. Bell, my ignorance prevented me from seeking treatment for vertigo. After working with Dr. Bell, I experienced less dizziness and learned new ways to stop triggering it. She was very present, kind and convincingly capable of solving my problem. Dr. Bell is a doctor I can trust –… Read more “Adrien S.”

Adrien S.

Katie B.

I have suffered from vertigo for a long time and I tried everything to get rid of it. People who suffer from this know how debilitating it can be and you will go to the ends of the earth to find something to help. Well I found it!!!! Dr. Bell is AMAZING!! I highly recommend her treatment to anyone and everyone who has vertigo. I did ONE treatment and have not had any episodes since. I was skeptical at first and that’s why I’m writing this review now. If you need help getting rid of your vertigo or know someone who needs help, pass on Dr. Bell’s name! It’s worth every penny to have your life back to normal!!… Read more “Katie B.”

Katie B.

Angie H.

Dr. Kim Bell is an excellent clinician! She is very compassionate, caring and really spends time to determine the root cause of dizziness and vertigo of her patients, and effectively designs a treatment plan. I had a car accident 9 years ago and had on and off dizziness since then. I was seen by different… Read more “Angie H.”

Angie H.

Josie S.

I am doing well and have had no recurring episodes of vertigo….thank goodness. It’s good to know I have someone I can rely on if the need arises.… Read more “Josie S.”

Josie S.

Alison M.

I highly recommend Dr. Kim Bell. Recently I had a very severe vestibular incident where I could not move from lying on my back. Literally crawling to the bathroom was a challenge. Her evaluation was very thorough, and I felt very taken care of in a vulnerable position. I was able to resume work the following day. I’m forever grateful!… Read more “Alison M.”

Alison M.

Amy L.

For starters, on the first phone call, I felt that Kim had a lot of experience, truly cared and knew what she was talking about. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and was super patient. I couldn’t believe it only took ONE treatment!! Fast forward two weeks and I’m still back to normal. For anyone experiencing vertigo, call this woman immediately! SO worth it! I finally have my normal life back.… Read more “Amy L.”

Amy L.

Simon P.

Kim Bell’s practice is Amazing for dizziness and vertigo. They specialize in difficult cases. I had bouts of vertigo for two days straight. Simply a Godsend! A Priceless, Quality specialty Service. Truly a practice that really takes their time and cares for their patients. Thanks Kim Bell PT!!… Read more “Simon P.”

Simon P.

Brandy

Thank you so much for the time and energy you spent with me. I really don’t think I would have made it through those two weeks without you. I think it is wonderful what you are doing.… Read more “Brandy”

Brandy

Katherine S.

My ear pressure has gone way down and my vertigo has gotten a lot less. It is truly a miracle in my life and I cannot sing the praises of your team enough!

Katherine S.

Jeni V.

Kim Bell is a lifesaver! When I found her my vertigo was so bad I couldn’t drive my car! I couldn’t even walk around my house without holding onto walls. I had just suffered from a severe head trauma in a ski accident and was in bad shape. I reached out to friends for recommendations… Read more “Jeni V.”

Jeni V.

Kevin M.

I’ve been to many doctors over the years for recurring vertigo and am grateful for finding Dr. Kim Bell. Dr. Bell spent over an hearing my history of vertigo so she could make a reasoned diagnoses. Instead of focusing on just one ear canal, she analyzed all three. After several epley maneuvers (which induced a… Read more “Kevin M.”

Kevin M.

Virginia H.

After 16 years of chronic vertigo, I had an extreme episode where I could not function at all. I’m better today because of excellent care from amazing vestibular therapist Dr. Kimberly Bell, DPT. She is super experienced, skilled, careful, kind and compassionate. She did not give up until she had me cured and I’m eternally… Read more “Virginia H.”

Virginia H.

R. S.

I wanted to let you know that I had an amazing day yesterday – first time in months that I can remember. My fogginess cleared up yesterday and I’m not sick from vertigo. Thank you, Dr. Bell. … Read more “R. S.”

R. S.

Monique L.

Before seeking treatment from Dr. Bell, I had been screened very briefly by a doctor who told me what I had was not BPPV. I felt very discouraged and wasn’t sure what was wrong or why I was experiencing vertigo. This doctor also told me my symptoms would subside and it would just take some… Read more “Monique L.”

Monique L.
SDSU DPT student

Pauline C.

You are an incredible health care provider and human being. Thank you thank you and thank you.

Pauline C.

Sue G.

Kim Bell just fixed my vertigo a couple of days ago, and I am compelled to join the ranks of review writers because she is SO incredible Have you ever had a hangover? That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling for the past month – woozy (not the fun kind) nauseous, and dizzy every time I… Read more “Sue G.”

Sue G.

Mareka

No more vertigo at all since I saw you. Every day my nervous system has felt stronger and today I feel normal. I’m so grateful for your resources and that I know you’re right here if need be…Again I’m so very grateful for your help and care.

Family & Caregivers Say...

Missy S.

The biggest obstacle I faced before meeting Kimberley was knowledge. Our society does not prepare us for caring for a love one or the elderly until we are thrown in to a traumatic situation. Kimberley’s attitude and encouragement were always in the forefront of our time together all the while she treated my mom and developed a plan for me for the rest of my mother’s time with me.

Kimberley comes from a place of genuine love by nature. She is a centered, thoughtful and focused doctor. I felt very confident that I could care for my mom when our sessions had to come to an end.

I would highly recommend her services to other families and caregivers. In fact, I would wait for Kimberley to be available, if the situation allowed. This young woman is a well-rounded doctor at the top of her game. She is dedicated to what she does and her heart is in it too. That’s a great combination.… Read more “Missy S.”

Missy S.

Shirley F.

Thank you for being a very caring physical therapist to our dear mother. We know that your professional help and service was instrumental in her healing and recovery. You are dedicated, you inspire others, you are talented, and we are blessed to know you.… Read more “Shirley F.”

Shirley F.

Tom H.

My wife has not had another incident of vertigo since you treated her. You do great work. Thank you Dr. Bell. … Read more “Tom H.”

Tom H.

Samantha K.

Dr. Bell is the greatest! My mother, age 45, had been suffering from vertigo for a grueling two years. Her once active lifestyle began to wither away due to dizziness and constant nausea. It seemed like a never ending battle with every doctor, as they would prescribe the same medications that just made the symptoms… Read more “Samantha K.”

Samantha K.

Naomi

Before I met Kimberley, I felt helpless when my husband got vertigo. It’s really reassuring to know there is something I can do to help him when he gets vertigo – call Kim Bell!

Emily S.

Hi Dr Bell! I just wanted to give you and shout out from Alaska. My husband has now experienced BPPV and went from 9/10 symptoms with very severe nystagmus to 2/10 after four treatments tonight. It’s classic right posterior canalithiasis. He was exhausted so I’ll do more tomorrow but I just thank you for what… Read more “Emily S.”

Emily S.

Professionals Say...

D.L.Sweet

Welcome to awesome, Kimberley! Your weekend workshop was so amazing. It has already been a week. I tried 2-3 exercises from the [balance and posture] workshop in my classes this week and they loved it. The students felt looser and walked out of my class with their posture more erect. I subscribed to your YouTube… Read more “D.L.Sweet”

D.L. Sweet
 Exercise Instructor

Sue G.

Even though I am not a physical therapist (I’m a personal trainer that only works with older adults) and I therefore could not receive any continuing education units from taking this course, I assisted in Dr. Kim Bell’s 3-day course on “Assessment and Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo, and Dysequilibrium in Older Adults” because I wanted… Read more “Sue G.”

Sue G.
Nike Golf Performance Specialist

Robbin L.

I am a Personal Trainer who has specialized in working with older adults for the last 6 years, many of whom have experienced the frustration of balance struggles & unexplained falls. I attended Dr Bell’s seminar “A Fresh Perspective in Geriatric Fall Prevention” and gained new insight into the wide scope of contributing factors that… Read more “Robbin L.”

Robbin L.
Advanced Fitness Specialist

Physical Therapists Say...

Jim P.

Before I took Dr. Bell’s course, the biggest obstacles for me were not having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to feel comfortable with performing the correct dizziness and vertigo assessment tests and then providing the right treatment, especially working with the senior population. Her training made me realize how I much I really did not… Read more “Jim P.”

Jim P.
In-Home Therapy Services

Cindy R.

Prior to taking Dr. Bell’s vestibular training course I felt overwhelmed and undereducated on the pathophysiologies behind vestibular dysfunction and falls. I also struggled with developing appropriate treatment programs for the patients suffering from these disorders.   I was over-cautious in evaluating and treating patients because I was too afraid to bring on the signs and… Read more “Cindy R.”

Cindy R.

Susan F.

Before meeting Kim, I was intimidated to treat patients with dizziness and vertigo. Vertigo was a topic I knew a little about, but I was not truly confident in my skills to assess and treat, so I tended to shy away from it. As a result of studying with Kim, I gained a much clearer… Read more “Susan F.”

Susan F.
Kindred Home Health Services

Kris G.

In the past, I felt truly helpless in treating a patient with vertigo… because it wasn’t a problem I could identify as a strength deficit or due to a lack of safety equipment in their environment, etc.  It is due to a problem in our vestibular system (which I did not fully understand the function of) and… Read more “Kris G.”

Kris G.
Accentcare Home Health

Kimi B.

The vestibular system is a very complex and intimidating system in our body that is hard to understand and grasp for a lot of people. Kimberley Bell is an amazing instructor that takes her time to explain it in detail with many visuals, demonstrations, easy to read and follow charts, and a calming reassurance and… Read more “Kimi B.”

Kimi B.
In-Home Therapy Services

Dr. Jon Mayo, DPT

Prior to completing Dr. Kimberley Bell’s course, ‘Assessment & Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo & Dysequilibrium in Older Adults,’ subjective reports of dizziness and vertigo were a significant barrier to effective rehabilitation and a source of confusion and patient safety concerns.  Following the course, I was immediately able to begin implementing effective vestibular techniques into practice with very effective results. The techniques that… Read more “Dr. Jon Mayo, DPT”

Dr. Jon Mayo, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Rose R.

Dr. Kim Bell’s course provides a compassionate environment to learn evidence-based interventions entwined with a holistic approach to practically and successfully treat balance and vestibular impairments in the elderly population. Dr. Bell masters a safe, fun, learning environment for the novel and experienced P.T. to hone skills and clinical judgment. The education Dr. Bell offers does not… Read more “Rose R.”

Rose R.
Sharp Memorial Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dr. Katya Hurwitz, DPT

Thank you again for an amazing weekend of learning, ongoing inspiration and most of all FUN! Dr. Kim Bell’s course is hands down the best continuing education course that I have ever taken. Her information is immediately applicable in the clinic and she has a way of teaching that brings out the most important aspects.… Read more “Dr. Katya Hurwitz, DPT”

Dr. Katya Hurwitz, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Christina Estrem, DPT

I have had the pleasure of taking 3 weekend courses with Dr. Bell: Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness, Vertigo, and Disequilibrium A Fresh Perspective in Geriatric Fall Prevention: Dizziness, Incontinence & Neuropathy Better Balance & Posture in Older Adults After these courses, I felt comfortable immediately implementing assessment techniques and interventions with patients, and did so… Read more “Dr. Christina Estrem, DPT”

Dr. Christina Estrem, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Mary D. R., PT

You are a gift to our community as well as the wider rehabilitation community. Your work is an inspiration to fellow therapists and vital to individuals in our community.

Mary D. R., PT

Janet T.

I have had the pleasure of co-treating complex vestibular patients with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance with Dr. Bell. She is a caring, compassionate, intuitive and effective practioner who has dedicated her life to helping people with inner ear disorders who are often misunderstood and mismanaged in many healthcare settings. She provides a valuable service to clinicians as an instructor/ mentor and to patients who are suffering.… Read more “Janet T.”

Janet T.

Emily S.

Hi Dr Bell! I just wanted to give you and shout out from Alaska. My husband has now experienced BPPV and went from 9/10 symptoms with very severe nystagmus to 2/10 after four treatments tonight. It’s classic right posterior canalithiasis. He was exhausted so I’ll do more tomorrow but I just thank you for what… Read more “Emily S.”

Emily S.

Brian H.

I’m dizzy over how amazing the class was! Thank you for building up our profession.

Brian H.

Farshid F.

Thank you for opening me up to a whole new world! Your passion and enthusiasm are a breath of fresh air.

Farshid F.

Darlene S.

Thank you so much for an amazing and inspiring class! It’s so great to know there are motivated and passionate PT’s out there! I truly appreciate you and all you do. Keep being amazing!

Darlene S.

Students Say...

Sarahbelle B.

Your passion, advocacy and creativity within our profession have inspired me in ways I didn’t think you would. I really look forward to learning more from you. Thank you so much!

Sarahbelle B.

Christine P.

One of the best lectures we’ve ever had! I really enjoyed your passion, truthfulness and drive. I look forward to working with you in the future!

Christine P.

N. K.

Thank you Dr. Bell! Your presentation was creative and fun. I’ll remember all of that for the future patients I treat. 🙂

N. K.

Sarah L.

Your energy and excitement are contagious! Thank you for sharing you passion with us!

Sarah L.

Kaycee G.

Amazing lecture and lab! I will forever remember the inner ear and how important it is with patients I might not have considered vestibular!

Kaycee G.

Brooke

Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us! Your passion and charisma for this topic was infectious and made for a very enjoyable experience. Very inspiring!

Brooke

Andrew

Thank you for inspiring us to find the true cause of people’s impairments. Your lab was fun and educational!

Andrew

Andrea

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and expertise for the vestibular system, and inspiring us with your positive energy for treating patients with your unique approach!

Andrea

T. J.

Thank you for a great lecture, and for treating my BPPV in class. I feel amazing!

T. J.

Tianna

Thank you for helping me with my dizziness [in class]. I appreciate your kindness and great compassion towards us and your patients.

Tianna

Carla B.

Thank you so much Dr. Bell! I learned so much valuable information from you that I know will make me a better clinician. I sincerely appreciate that you take time to teach students because it allows us to communicate your message at an early point in our careers. We will be able to educate our… Read more “Carla B.”

Carla B.

Rex B.

Thank you for taking time to visit us again. Your expertise, openness, passion for the profession, and willingness to be direct and transparent are refreshing and inspiring. Keep up your excellent work!

Rex B.

Fans Say...

Diane H.

Thank you so much for your presentation. I met last week with a Vestibular Specialist that I found on Vestibular.org. He did the thorough examination you spoke of and was the first to give me direction with my dizziness. Your presentation was full of so much valuable material. It added details to my two possible… Read more “Diane H.”

Diane H.

Tim

I just watched Dr. Bell’s excellent presentation on dizziness and vertigo for UCTV from April 22, 2017. I am a 50 year old male with vertigo in Seattle, WA. Thanks so much!

Tim

Adrienne J.

“BPPV usually hits me once every 2-4 years.  I have had “crawling on the floor, puking” episodes, but most are just basically positional. Just listened to your podcast with Rock your Retirement. I thank you for the really informative podcast. Like you said on the podcast, the body learns to adapt readily. The crystals in… Read more “Adrienne J.”

Adrienne J.

Bill T.

My wife and I attended Dr. Bell’s recent talk at UCSD, where she received rapt attention from the crowd of people attending. I can honestly say that I have never heard as good a talk there over the past four years, or a better talk anywhere, on any subject, over the past 60 years. This… Read more “Bill T.”

Bill T.
Electrical Engineer