Research Team

Michael L. Woodward MPT – a licensed Physical Therapist at Blue Ridge Physical Therapy in Independence, MO. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of hospital-based acute care and rehab, home health, chronic pain, long term care, and outpatient rehabilitation, with expertise from vestibular evaluation and rehab to post-stroke recovery.  Michael has advanced training and certification in vestibular rehabilitation through the American Institute of Balance in Largo, Florida. While providing quality rehabilitative services to the greater Kansas City area, he also assists with other research projects involving post-stroke recovery and vestibular rehabilitation, and serves as guest lecturer and national faculty with Scientiae and an adjunct faculty member for the Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University.  He is currently an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Timothy Hullar – Associate professor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. He has more than ten years of experience as a vestibular and auditory researcher as well as a practicing otologist and neurotologist. His background in vestibular research includes studies ranging from recordings of primary-nerve afferents to quantitative evaluation of head movements to psychophysical measures of perception. As part of his clinical practice he provides services to many patients with significant imbalance. In addition, He is the director of the Vestibular Performance Laboratory which is dedicated to human subject research on balance functions.

Dr. Timothy Hain - Professor at Northwestern University Medical School, with substantial research and teaching interests in the area of vestibular testing and rehabilitation. He has extensive clinical experience on diagnosis and treatment of various inner-ear balance disorders, and serves as a medical advisor on the pressing need of new balancing technology for vestibular patients, especially those with profound bilateral vestibular loss.