Balance Chicago was founded in 2006 by Dr. Michele Kehrer, PT, DPT. Dr. Kehrer started Balance Chicago to help those that typically are not helped by other medical professionals. She wanted to change the way physical therapy was offered to be more patient focused rather than impairment focused. It is important that each patient is treated as a whole person not a body part. Getting the root cause is imperative to each person’s care. She likes to say that we practice the art of medicine here at Balance Chicago. Michele is an innovator in the field of vestibular rehabilitation whose work has been featured in such publications as Martha Stewart Living and Oprah Magazine.
Balance Chicago is dedicated to balancing and restoring the health of our patients to get them back to doing what they love. We offer elite physical therapy care to treat a multitude of ailments including dizziness and balance issues, post-surgical care, post-mastectomy care, neck and back pain, sports-related injuries, and more!
Our core values are Lifelong learning, Exceptional care, Always grateful, and Dream team. We uphold these values to provide top care for our patients. Our specialty is vestibular rehabilitation. We treat a variety of vestibular disorders including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, concussions, and Meniere’s disease. More than 90 percent of our patients report complete alleviation of their symptoms. Our approach focuses on the most current and innovative research to ensure patients are returning to their daily activities and lives as quickly as possible.