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. We have been referring patients back and forth for several years now, since 2006. I have had a lot of great success referring patients to Kim.
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, 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.”
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 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.”
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. 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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
You are an incredible health care provider and human being. Thank you thank you and thank you.
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.”
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.
YES YES YES!!!!! Thank you!!! I’m feeling very good today. Felt a little light head this morning. But now I’m feeling very good. Thank you for helping me! ????
She helped my decades long vertigo in two visits and set me on a path of healing. Well worth traveling from Canada…three times ❤️ and she is so genuinely nice.
I feel pretty good today. I didn’t have any spinning last night at all sleeping lying in bed turning from side to side. Yay! Hurray! I’m so grateful to you for your impressive skill and knowledge and your compassionate advice and care. You are one of a kind!
All of the sudden, the world went sideways! It was so bad I couldn’t stand up to use the restroom. I had to crawl there – like literally crawl there – and even that was a struggle. I called Kim. The only reason that I probably didn’t go to the ER was because Kim called me right back and I trusted her. I knew she could help. I felt truly supported. It’s pretty amazing that I didn’t miss a single day of work! My sister asked me ‘What would you have done if you didn’t know Kim?’ and I was like “I don’t know. I feel so fortunate that I do know her and that she was able to help me.” I really, truly recommend her services. Dizziness doesn’t always happen to the older population. It can strike at any time.. I really recommend Kim’s services. She goes above and beyond! It is totally worth the investment and the value times 100. I really do believe that. Read more “Alison M.”
I emailed a few questions to Kimberly regarding my complex vestibular history. She was very empathetic and responded quickly. She took the time to give me some helpful insight, direction and encouragement. She really wants to help people to get better!
Kim is a gift to the medical community and to her clients. After finding Kim online, I contacted her via phone, and left a VM. Later that day, I received a message from her saying she wanted to touch base with me further regarding my Vestibular systems. So after extensively emailing her back and forth,… Read more “Jennifer C.”
Hi! My name is Sue Grant. Dr. Kim Bell just fixed an extreme case of vertigo for me, and I was so thrilled with her help that I offered to shoot a short testimonial for her. I am so grateful to Dr. Bell – I would do anything to help spread the word at this… Read more “Sue Grant”
Dr. Bell gave me my life back! I have suffered from recurring vertigo for more than 30 years, and have undergone periodic thorough testing which identified the two types of vertigo which affect me. initially, I used medications which helped ease the problem but was uncomfortable with their side effects. I am in good heath… Read more “Deborah S.”
If you have dizziness or vertigo, you need to see Dr. Bell! She is compassionate and listens so that she can figure out the actual cause of the dizziness, not just medicate the symptoms without knowing the cause. I am so grateful for her help and the fact that it only took 2 visits rather… Read more “Nathan D.”
I had the pleasure of having a 15 minute phone conversation with Dr. Kim Bell for symptoms of chronic upbeating nystagmus, and recurrent vertigo over the last 10 years. I have been to ENTs, oto-neurologists, neuro-otologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neurologists, and have been told they have nothing to offer me – it feels like a pretty hopeless… Read more “Carol M.”
Finding Kim Bell’s practice was a Godsend! She has treated and fixed my vertigo for the fifth time now! I can say without a doubt she is the best around! I’m a 35 year old active male and I used to play full contact football. I suffered from dizziness off and on for years before… Read more “S.P.”
I feel much much much better now… dizzy is 99% gone. Amazing. Thank you so much… I can’t believe how well that treatment works!
Dr. Bell is Awesome. One house-call visit by Dr. Bell and my Vertigo was 100% gone!! I got my LIFE back! I highly recommend her… she is a true Vertigo Expert!! ?
I have no words. Dr. Bell came and in ONE VISIT fixed my vertigo. I hadn’t been able to drive for a month or do any of my activities… even simple daily living skills were affected. I was miserable. Kim came to my home, the appointment was with a day or two of my call,… Read more “Judi W.”
I was visiting family in the San Diego area experiencing severe Vertigo. Knowing no physicians in the area I sought help through a respected Chiropractor. When that didn’t do the trick he referred me to Dr. Bell. From the consultation through the treatment process, Kim validated my illness, created hope, and made herself available to… Read more “Beth P.”
It was a great day! I’m very happy to tell you that I definitely see improvement! It doesn’t get better than that! Thanks so much for facilitating all of this! I appreciate all your effort.
I enjoyed working with you and appreciate your knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism. I plan to continue my “bean box” exercises and look forward to seeing the results.
I really appreciate the amount of time and level of care you provide to your clients.
Hi Kim, You are a magician. I am much improved. I’m feeling really happy about your work on me. I’ll call you when or if things get dizzy again! Thank you.
And just like that, it’s gone ??! Thank you for all your care.
I had vertigo for about 6 months on and off. I had to stop gardening because I could not bend my head without getting dizzy. I saw a video on the UCSD channel, Kim was speaking about vertigo. I called her and made an appointment. She came to my house, spent about 4 1/2 hours… Read more “Henri H.”
I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Kim Bell. I had an intense Vertigo episode where I had to go to the ER by ambulance, was treated and released the same day with no true real treatment, just a prescription for nausea and dizziness medications, like I said no real treatment. The… Read more “Joe H.”
Kim helped me through a very scary time. I went to 11 doctors over the course of 4 weeks to try to figure out why I was getting constant dizziness and nausea. Within a few minutes of speaking to her, she was able to rule out causes that other doctors have suggested and diagnosed me… Read more “Brodka A.”
So far so good. Thank you so much for fixing me. I am so thankful that you have this gift to help people who are so miserable and do not see any light at the end of the tunnel. I will get out the word to my friends to let them know that help is… Read more “L.F.”
I was experiencing dizziness and nausea for months and went to regular doctors hoping they would help, but they only prescribed me medication leaving me tired and with no cure. I found Dr. Bell’s info about vertigo on YouTube and was so impressed with the information she shared that I reached out to her for… Read more “Amanda G.”
I feel that God put you on this planet to be a shining light for all of us that have vertigo. God bless you.
Seven years ago my husband developed a life-altering infection, vestibular neuritis, which destroyed the follicles in his inner ear and left him with profound dizziness when walking. We made an appointment to see the dizzy guru at UCLA Medical Center who told us that this was a permanent condition and could not be treated. Recently… Read more “Carole W.”
Dr. Kim Bell is definitely the way to go before you spend $1,000s on many doctors trying to shoot darts in the dark. Dr. Kim spends a lot of time understanding what is wrong and she actually fixes your problem, not like normal doctors who check you for 10 minutes, get you some prescription that… Read more “Salvador L.”
I have lived with vertigo for some time. I even went to a local Urgent Care Facility to hopefully alleviate some of the symptoms but to no avail. I just happen to find Dr. Bell on the internet and was desperate to give it a try. After two sessions, my vertigo is miraculously gone! Yep,… Read more “J.T.”
Dr. Bell was very helpful with my balance problem. I was impressed with the depth of her knowledge, her kindness, and the interest that she took in my individual problem.
My experience with Dr. Kim was fantastic! She is very thorough and willing to answer questions, so I never felt like she left me hanging. What sets her apart is when I explained my symptoms, what I was feeling, etc., she knew exactly how it felt because this is something she experienced in life. Vertigo… Read more “Christine R.”
Kim was a Godsend to me. I was suffering from terrible vertigo. She came to my home and did multiple treatments on me. She understands how hard it is to suffer from vertigo because she has had it too. Her bed-side manner is calm and supportive and encouraging. I have recommended her to many friends… Read more “Jenifer J.”
Dr. Bell. You are an angel. People need to know what you did for me. I live in Maui. I contacted you via text on a Sunday hoping we could work remotely during the following week. You contacted me back the same day saying you didn’t work remotely but were willing to help me think… Read more “Gary M.”
Kim is amazing. She is so thorough and has the warmest personality. She was able to cure the vertigo that I struggled with for over 8 years and also referred me to two other specialists for help with some other problems I was experiencing from a concussion. She is so supportive and knowledgeable. I highly… Read more “Margaret M.”
The world is lucky to have a caring and wonderful doctor [of physical therapy] like you.
I sincerely thank you for giving me your time, concern, and advice over and over again. I must be fortunate to have found such a kind, generous and considerate character. Thank you again. I wish you all the best.
Dr. Bell is Awesome!! She cured me of my bi-lateral Vertigo in just 1 session! She even came to my home the very next morning of my afternoon call from the day prior. She is AMAZING!!
I found Kim through Yelp a few months ago. She had so many positive reviews that I decided to reach out to her after experiencing vertigo and dizziness. I emailed her when I felt I couldn’t take it anymore. She responded immediately and made me feel like I was her most important client. When we… Read more “Tommy C.”
Knowing Dr. Kim Bell was a privilege, it was the answer to my prayers. 3 years ago I had severe headaches with dizziness and lost my balance when walking or standing, this was destroying my life. One day looking for information I found Dr. Kim [Bell]. I felt in my heart that God had put… Read more “Ma M.”
Dr. Bell is truly amazing! I had been suffering from vertigo and dizziness for nearly 8 months, had gone to several other doctors including ENTs and Physical Therapists, and was left feeling discouraged, as my symptoms hadn’t been improving at all. I would search online daily to find answers and ways to help cope with… Read more “Danielle D.”
We found Dr. Bell after almost 3 years of misdiagnoses of Judy’s dizziness by over a dozen doctors. Dr. Bell found the problem after the first consultation visit and set up a therapy that was successful after only five treatments. We are so thankful for Dr. Bell’s skill and attention to what was a horrible… Read more “Dan F.”
Dr. Bell is incredible. She is thorough and patient. She listens and is attentive to details. Her compassion is so encouraging. She understands the suffering that vertigo can cause and puts her whole heart into her patients. I never felt rushed during my appointments either. No one else was able to help me- ENT, PT,… Read more “Lori S.”
My chiropractor recommended me to Kim last year in August and I’m so grateful he did. I had two appointments with Kim and she got my vertigo to disappear for more than 6 months. It started lightly acting up again around March so I called Kim and set up a few more appointments. She is… Read more “Tina C.”
Jeni R. V.
You were the best thing that ever happened to me when I was suffering from vertigo! I cannot thank you enough for all the help you gave me!
Dr. Alison McLean, DPT
Hi there, my name is Alison McLean and I’m a physical therapist. I’m extremely grateful for Kim Bell and her vestibular specialty. 5 years ago, I found myself moving my head a certain way, and then I ended up on the ground unable to walk. Kim Bell helped me from this place of extreme dizziness,… Read more “Dr. Alison McLean, DPT”
Dr.Kim Bell is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. She is super knowledgeable and skilled in what she does, and she’s also very compassionate and empathetic. She was able to treat my BBPV successfully, one of the causes of my vertigo. She also advised me on other potential therapy/services I could benefit from… Read more “Alexa R.”
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.”
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!
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.”
“In the midst of this frustration and set back, it really is a beautiful thing to watch this journey [of healing from vertigo] unfold for her [my daughter]. I say it every time, how grateful I am for the woman who stuck her head out of her back office with a small yellow sticky note… Read more “Kelly G.”
We are Canadians making our annual journey to sunshine and warmer weather that southern California offers! My husband has been suffering from vertigo for the past two years and only Kim has been successful in solving this mystery. Not only did Kim clear the vertigo she spent the time with Jim showing him various foot… Read more “Linda C.”
Wow! I never knew someone like Dr. Bell existed! My granddaughter had been suffering with dizziness and after being likely mis-diagnosed by her doctor, Dr. Bell was able to give us answers that the doctor had never even considered. I am so thankful for her and her dedication to help her patients. I only wish… Read more “Elizabeth F.”
Dr. Kim Bell’s services was a complete miracle for my husband! He is an engineer for the fire department and had a sudden onset of vertigo which meant he could barely function let alone go to work and driver a fire truck. The day I called I was contacted by Janet within hours of leaving… Read more “Katie A.”
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for the wonderful care and treatment you provided. Your manner helped put my mom at ease and gave her confidence that she was going to get better.
We were recommended to contact Dr. Bell by our chiropractor, he said many had been helped by her care. We were desperate and did not know what to do. My husband was experiencing severe dizziness and sudden hearing loss. Our doctors said, he has “Meniere’s” and wanted us to take some diuretic and see him… Read more “Christine V.”
Del & Karen H.
My husband had severe vertigo and the doctor told us there was nothing that could be done about it. After doing some research we found Kimberley Bell’s website and contacted her by email. She promptly replied and sent links to some helpful blogs and a website that lists vertigo providers, where we found an awesome… Read more “Del & Karen H.”
Dr. Bell and Janet have been instrumental in helping my mom get stronger and be more independent. I am so grateful for their level of service, attention to detail and expertise. My mom is now doing things for herself that a few months ago I would have considered impossible for her! Thank you so much!
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 channel… 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.”
I was extremely impressed with your video workshop on vertigo and dizziness… I experienced vertigo 10 years ago after an accident and everything you presented was dead on!!! I referred a few of my friends to your website this past weekend.
Carmen H., Registered Nurse
Dr. Kim Bell is a phenomenal Physical Therapist (PT)! I had the pleasure of working with her at a home health agency. Dr. Kim Bell was the director of our specialty program called “Safe Strides.” Kim taught our Physical Therapists how to treat vertigo, and as patients positively progressed I received great letters of how… Read more “Carmen H., Registered Nurse”
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, 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. 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, 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. 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”
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.”
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.”
I’m dizzy over how amazing the class was! Thank you for building up our profession.
Thank you for opening me up to a whole new world! Your passion and enthusiasm are a breath of fresh air.
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!
Jon Izzo, PT
I have been a practicing physical therapist here in San Diego County for 26 years. Dr. Kimberley Bell’s program is not just a course in BPPV. It is a comprehensive study, which I found to be very impressive! It not only allows you to learn new material, but it also allows you to connect with… Read more “Jon Izzo, PT”
K. H., DPT
I am a physical therapist and I took Dr. Bell’s course in vestibular therapy, fall prevention, and BPPV assessment. Basically, anything you do around Dr. Bell is awesome! She has a way of teaching it that is so clear and easy to understand. Her follow up with you is very helpful. I never had any… Read more “K. H., DPT”
Dr. Riki Cantieni, DPT
I have taken Dr. Kim Bell’s vestibular course and it is amazing how thorough she is! She has a very comprehensive approach to all vestibular pathologies. It puts vestibular rehabilitation into a method where you don’t feel so intimidated by it. Dr. Bell’s follow up and her own personal mentorship is awesome! She has helped… Read more “Dr. Riki Cantieni, DPT”
Dr. Bell’s course is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn from her personal experience, her professional experience, as well as evidence-based rehab. It is a warm environment for all levels of learners and it really supports treating the elderly population and patients with vestibular issues. I would recommend her course for any physical therapist… Read more “Rosemarie”
Steven Hallan, PT
I am a physical therapist and I am seeing a lot more patients with balance disorders. I had very little experience in this area, so I took Dr. Kimberley Bell’s Vestibular Course in 2014. It was very good and definitely expanded my knowledge. I also completed her Vestibular Mentorship Course, and I would thoroughly recommend… Read more “Steven Hallan, PT”
That write up is amazing! You are the only one I know who gives such detailed and “followable” instructions addressing the issue from all angles. I am so unimpressed with the generic instructions that most patients get from providers. It does take ALOT of time and patience to get that all down on paper. So… Read more “J.T., PT”
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. You’re a true asset to San Diego area.
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!
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!
Thank you Dr. Bell! Your presentation was creative and fun. I’ll remember all of that for the future patients I treat. 🙂
Your energy and excitement are contagious! Thank you for sharing you passion with us!
Amazing lecture and lab! I will forever remember the inner ear and how important it is with patients I might not have considered vestibular!
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!
Thank you for inspiring us to find the true cause of people’s impairments. Your lab was fun and educational!
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!
Thank you for a great lecture, and for treating my BPPV in class. I feel amazing!
Thank you for helping me with my dizziness [in class]. I appreciate your kindness and great compassion towards us and your patients.
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.”
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!
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.”
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!
“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.”
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.”
God bless you, I feel like I have hope. Thank you, thank you.
You are A SAINT – thank you Dr Bell!
Thank you for your outstanding presentation. It is so generous of you to use your valuable time to speak to us. You are a born public speaker in addition to your other talents and skills!
You are highly knowledgeable and extremely clear and articulate in explaining BPPV and how it can be treated successfully. Thank you.
“Dr. Kimberly Bell, you are a God-send… Saying thank you from the bottom of my heart is insufficiently insignificant, compared to the gratitude you deserve from myself and others.”
I received the information that you sent me. I really appreciate your prompt and very helpful response. I am very grateful. I am sure that you get requests from all around the country if not the world. For you to respond so quickly is really a comfort and great service. I will use the information… Read more “Al B.”
As I’m positive you’ve heard many times before, your blog alone is so helpful emotionally, mentally, and practically in terms of seeking help. Thank you for sharing so much excellent information!
Although I wasn’t a patient of, Kim Bell DPT, I would like to speak of her Integrity and Expertise that lead me to a path of healing. Kim Bell DPT, has the most incredible “Integrity” of anyone I have ever met in Healthcare. She’s honest, and very caring, and because of her “Expertise” has the… Read more “Jan B”