RESOURCES & LINKS:
Amy Alexander, PT
Amy is the primary vestibular physical therapist for Banner Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists Clinic, a physician led multiple discipline clinic in Phoenix, AZ. Amy has been practicing physical therapy since 1988. She chose to specialize in vestibular physical therapy in 2003, completing the APTA competency course in 2006. She started working at the Banner Health concussion specialty clinic in August 2014, managing vestibular and balance disorders in the post injury population. In vestibular physical therapy, Amy’s interest is in assessing athletes in ways that more closely approximate sport related activity. Through her work with MMA fighters, Amy was part of a multiple discipline team that developed a sport specific return to play protocol for combat sports. She was also a part of the clinical research project assessing normative gaze stability in elite baseball players. Sport specific exertion and gaze stability is a current project that has evolved from working with athletes experiencing post-concussion syndrome.
Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
An expert in the assessment and rehabilitation of balance, dizziness and visual symptoms following concussion, Anne Mucha coordinates the vestibular rehabilitation for the Concussion Program at UPMC. In addition to her clinical practice, she works in research and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mucha, with 20 years of clinical experience, has lectured nationally on the subject of concussion and, in particular, the presence and treatment of balance and vestibular concerns after concussion. Dr. Mucha holds appointments on national concussion panels for the American Physical Therapy Association. Mucha, board certified as a neurologic physical therapist, is a Pittsburgh native.
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, has a doctorate of physical therapy and holds competency-based certifications in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management. Dr. Wallace has been treating patients with dizziness and balance disorders for more than 20 years and is the founder and President of 360 Balance & Dizziness – a specialty clinic for the evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders that includes both audiology and therapy services. She is also the co-founder and Director of Clinical Education for 360 Neuro Health Institute, which provides online, mobile and live educational offerings for health care providers.