Text us on our HIPAA secure line at 269-775-1551
Text us on our HIPAA secure line at 269-775-1551
Senior Physical Therapist and CEO
Specialty: Vestibular Expert, Orthopedics
Dr. Eby graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Physical Therapy. She received her MEd in Exercise Physiology from Wayne State in 1994 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2004.
In 1991 Dr. Eby began her practice at an outpatient traumatic brain injury center. Here, she realized she had a passion for vestibular care. Since moving to Kalamazoo in 1997, Dr. Eby has been a trusted provider of vestibular rehabilitation in the Kalamazoo metro area. She also cares for patients will more traditional therapy needs.
She is passionate about her calling and specializes in helping clients unravel the underlying issues even on the most complicated cases. She uses a holistic approach to care, and establishes solid relationships with her patients, while empowering them through education.
Dr. Eby is an APTA Clinical Educator, and is Competency Trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Cervicogenic Dizziness. She is also ImPACT and ASTYM Certified.
Dr. Eby, or more affectionately, Barb, has a caring and gentle way about her. She will always be the one ready to lend an ear, and she can make you feel like a million bucks, literally!
Senior Physical Therapist
Specialty: Vestibular, Orthopedic, Pediatrics
Dr. Woodward, or Autumn, as her patients call her, graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. Her therapy philosophy is to improve patients' understanding of their diagnosis, increase each patient's quality of life through healing, and provide patients with a strong home exercise program so they have the tools to maintain their improved status after completion of therapy.
One of her biggest passions is learning and growing as a clinician to provide the best care possible to her patients. She has experience with treating a variety of orthopedic and vestibular conditions, and enjoys working with patients of all ages.
She has a passion for working with children and sees all of our pediatric patients at Core Balance, as well.
She has a strong love of sports, being active, and enjoying the great outdoors, especially camping.
Autumn was recently promoted to Senior Physical Therapist at Core Balance due to her seniority, dedication, and expertise as a therapist and as a mentor.
Autumn is ASTYM Certified.
Specialty: Orthopedic, Vestibular, Neurologic
Dr. Sarah Seelman graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. Her goal for rehabilitation is to empower patients to take control of their diagnosis through education, movement, and commitment. Sarah has a strong interest in establishing rapport with patients to build a foundation of trust for healing. She creates this bond with each and every patient in order to help them accomplish their goals to their utmost ability.
Sarah’s experiences have been in treating chronic overuse conditions as well as neurological diagnoses such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
In her free time, she enjoys running, weightlifting, sewing, and dogs.
We are happy to have Sarah on the Core Balance team!
Sarah is ASTYM Certified.
Specialty: Neurologic and Vestibular
Dr. Carrie Barrett earned her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from UW-Milwaukee in 1995, a Master's in Physical Therapy from UW-Madison in 2007, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2011, and is currently attending the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences-PhD program at WMU. She has over 26 years in clinical patient healthcare, 14 years as a PT in which she specialized in treating adults diagnosed with neurologic and vestibular conditions.
Dr. Barrett has been providing services in outpatient clinics her entire career. She is passionate about working with patients towards meaningful goals for best outcomes, regardless of how complex the condition. She firmly believes in using evidence-based approaches and exploring novel treatments. Her treatment philosophy is to use neurologic methods combined with creative, meaningful patient care to promote healing.
In 2015, Dr. Barrett earned a Neurology Clinical Specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and in 2021, earned a Certificate in Expert Applied Geriatric Neurology. She is also an assistant professor, and an instructor in the WMU-DPT program since 2019.
Dr. Barrett, who goes by Carrie, has a compassionate and dynamic manner in providing the best care for each individual patient. Her favorite part of being a physical therapist is taking part in celebrating when patients meet their goals.
Angela graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in English and Early Childhood Education. She comes to us with a wide-range of experience. She taught elementary school at a private school in the Kalamazoo area for 18 years, and then worked as a Teaching and Learning Technologist for two years.
A few years ago she decided to move into a new career. She has since worked as a Sales and Training Manager for her sister's company...where she put her tech and teaching skills to work! She also dabbled in Life Enrichment, where she shared her love for teaching, crafting, yoga, and spending time with senior citizens. She finally landed here at CORE BALANCE, and we couldn't be happier!
Angela's strengths lie in organization, efficiency, grammar, and helping others. She keeps all the behind the scenes "stuff" (like this website) under control so the therapists can do their very best work! She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, and has taught yoga classes to young children, cheer teams, teachers and senior citizens. She has a passion for decorating and shopping... and if you love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers, then you already have a lot in common with Angela!
Daysie is a student at Western Michigan University, studying Exercise Science with a minor in Geriatrics. She originally came to WMU for nursing. Her attention was drawn to physical therapy when she attended physical therapy for a lengthy stent after a jet ski accident. She then switched her major to exercise science and she plans to attend PT school after graduation in 2023.
Daysie has two energetic boxers and loves that they willingly share lots of kisses! She also loves the winter and cold weather activities. She spends a lot of time up north at the family cabin, snowboarding at Nubs Nob with family friends.
We are glad to have Daysie on the Core Balance team! Be sure to say hi to her in the front office!
Cala graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism. She is currently working on completing her master's degree in Business Administration with Human Resource Management.
Cala lived in Pennsylvania for about three years, and recently moved back to Michigan. She enjoys running, Netflix binging, and spending time with her husband, dog, and cat.
Cala and her husband are excitedly expecting their first child very soon!
We are happy to have Cala on our Core Balance team!
We are open and accepting new patients! Check out our website and give us a call at 269-775-1551 to get started. We look forward to answering your questions and working with you soon!