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.
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.
You are a true visionary and pioneer, the work you are doing is so leading-edge, innovative and life saving!
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Before I met Dr. Kimberley Bell, 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. One-day episodes every several years, I could handle. But being stuck… Read more “Dawn B.”
“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.”
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… Read more “Katie B.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
“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!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Family & Caregivers Say...
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals Say...
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 yoga 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”
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.”
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.”
Physical Therapists Say...
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Dr. Jon Mayo
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 Dr.… Read more “Dr. Jon Mayo”
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.”
Dr. Katya Hurwitz
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”
Dr. Christina Estrem
I have had the pleasure of taking 3 courses with Dr. Bell: Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness, Vertigo, and Dysequilibrium A Fresh Perspective in Geriatric Fall Prevention: Dizziness, Incontinence & Neuropathy Yoga for Better Balance & Posture in Older Adults. After these courses, I felt comfortable immediately implementing assessment techniques and interventions with patients, and did… Read more “Dr. Christina Estrem”
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.”
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.”