Debbie Struiksma

Debbie Struiksma PT, NCS

Debbie received her Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 1996. Since that time she has worked in various clinical settings primarily working with individuals with Vestibular and other Neurologic disorders. Her area of interest is in Vestibular Rehab and she completed her competency at Emory University in 2001. She completed her Neurologic Clinical Specialty in 2005 and was again  re-certi fied in 2015 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

She has been practicing Vestibular Rehab for over 15 years and has been involved with staff development as Supervisor for the Long Beach Memorial Balance and Dizziness Clinic from 2002 – 2009 and as a Physical Therapist at England Physical Therapy from 2009-2015.  In 2015 she joined the Team at Complete Balance Solutions.    She enjoys teaching and educating health care professionals on the subject of Vestibular Rehabilitation with opportunities at Chapman University, Cal State Long Beach and the House Ear Clinic. Her interest in working with chronic dizziness disorders was highlighted in her poster s , ” Physical Therapy Intervention in the Treatment of Mal de Debarquement ,” presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in 2013  and “Somatosensory Re-Weighting Exercises for the Management of Visual Vertigo,” presented at the California Chapter APTA Conference in 2014.   Currently, she is involved nationally serving as Co-Editor of the American Physical Therapy Association Vestibular Special Interest Group Newsletter.  She is passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with balance, dizziness and neurologic disorders.

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