ABOUT

Balance Chicago is your number one physical therapy destination to treat dizziness and balance issues. Balance Chicago Physical Therapy offers services in physical therapy and vestibular therapy. The clinic was founded in 2006 by Dr. Michele Kehrer, PT, DPT, an innovator in the field of vestibular t...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Kylie Reese

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Kylie Reese received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Reese’s specializes in managing a wide array of medical concerns, neurological conditions, and vestibular and balance impairments. Dr. Reese enjoys educating her patients about their bodies and empowering them to be active participants in their rehabilitation. She is passionate about providing high quality patient care that incorporates a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Michele Kehrer

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Michele played a key role in developing the protocols and equipment used by the few specialists working with neurological dizziness and balance disorders today. Her success rates, contributions and ongoing innovations to this emerging field have built her reputation throughout the medical community. As an athlete herself, Michele discovered her calling and began on her career path as a result of sustaining a serious sports-related injury in high school. After working in a variety of settings with numerous sports teams while earning her undergraduate degree, she served as athletic trainer for Highland Park High School’s LaCrosse team while simultaneously treating patients at a clinic specializing in sports and vestibular rehabilitation.

Maria Brady

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Maria has been with the Balance Chicago family since 2020. She attributes her decision to become a physical therapist to dancing. Beginning at the age of six, Dr. Maria was immersed in the world of dance, eventually studying ballet, Pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary styles of dance. Her training led her to fall in love with the complexity of the human body. With this, she gained a deep appreciation for the power of movement to not only assist a person in healing from an injury but also to provide a person with a sense of control and confidence in their abilities to change and grow. Dr. Maria began her academic career at Towson University in Maryland graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Maria moved to Chicago where she attended Northwestern University for graduate school and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Juliette Dassinger

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Juliette Dassinger is originally from Morton Grove and has been with Balance Chicago since 2020. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL with an undergraduate degree in health science with a focus on physical therapy. She moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2017 to attend physical therapy school at A.T. Still University. During her clinical rotations, she worked with all age groups, in both outpatient and inpatient settings, finding interests in orthopedics and sports medicine. Throughout Physical Therapy school, she was involved at state and national levels with the Arizona Chapter and the American Physical Therapy Association through communications and advocacy. Graduating in June 2020, she finds her passion working in the orthopedic setting helping her patients achieve their goals. She believes balance training should be applied to all activities and skill levels to fit a person’s needs.

Isabella Badalament

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Isabella Badalament earned her Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She completed her clinical rotations in mostly outpatient settings. She says she has always loved the outpatient setting because she can watch the patient go from their most vulnerable state back to a level of normalcy. Dr. Isabella has worked with an array of patient populations, ranging from 4-97 years old along with a plethora of conditions. She is extremely eager and dedicated to making a difference in her patients’ lives. Her philosophy is not to just fix the impairment, but to optimize her patient’s overall physical well-being. Therefore, she includes her patients in every decision made and treats each patient as if they are a member of her own family.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

1 E. Erie Street, Suite 220
Chicago, IL 60611

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Any cancels that occur within less than 24 hours will result in a $50 charge. Thank you.

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