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Janet Helminski

Janet Helminski, PT, PhD

3471 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Physical Therapy


Dr. Helminski serves as a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She is a neurologic physical therapist and neuroscientist teaching neuroscience, and evaluation of and intervention for adults with neurological deficits. Her current area of research is the management of atypical BPPV, differential diagnosis of acute vestibular syndrome, and management of uncompensated unilateral peripheral vestibular deficits. Her work was funded in part by the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Aging. She has served as a scientist reviewer for the Department of Defense, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Her clinic practice focuses on the management of adult vestibular and balance disorders. She serves on the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board of the Vestibular Disorders Association, a nonprofit organization that provides information, support, and advocacy to people with vestibular and balance disorders.

Practice Interests

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Services: Neurologic physical therapist specializing in rehabilitation of vertigo, dizziness, balance disorders, and concussion. Her focus is the management of atypical BPPV and inner ear disorders that result in peripheral vestibular hypofunction.