Ann Leinenwever, PT, MPT, NCS
- Title: Vestibular and Balance Program Manager
- Employer: Brooks Rehabilitation
- Telephone: (904) 854-2050
- Email: Ann.Leinenwever@brooksrehab.org
Ann Leinenwever currently serves as the Vestibular and Balance Program Manager at Brooks Rehabilitation. Her responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of the clinic and fulltime patient care for individuals with balance and vestibular disorders at the Brooks Balance Center in Jacksonville, FL. In addition, she serves as a clinical mentor for Brooks’ other Balance Centers in Ormond Beach, FL and Waterford Lakes, FL, as well as to her peers within and outside of the Brooks organization. She was integral in the expansion of the Balance Centers to these areas. Prior to working at the Brooks Balance Center, she spent five years working with individuals with neurological deficits in an outpatient setting with Brooks, which assisted her in becoming board certified in neurologic physical therapy in 2007. Soon after, she obtained her Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation at Emory University/American Physical Therapy Association.
- Masters: Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose University
- Bachelors: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, Truman State University
Ann Leinenwever’s clinical specialization and interest is within the specialty area of neurology with particular interest managing individuals with vestibular and balance disorders. She is also passionate about fall prevention in the elderly in which she provides fall risk assessments in the community each year as well as lead Stepping On workshops, an evidence based fall prevention program.
Ms. Leinenwever has provided numerous presentations both locally and regionally on the topic of vestibular rehabilitation and its role in the management of individuals with dizziness. Audiences have included physicians, nurses, case managers, therapists, students and the community.
She has also guest lectured on the patho-physiology of vestibular disorders and vestibular examination/intervention at the University of North Florida’s Physical Therapy program since 2009.
Ann has been providing continuing education in vestibular rehabilitation to her peers since 2008 and since 2010 to the Brooks Neurologic Residency Program, receiving positive feedback on its applicability to current practice and her knowledge within the subject.
Member APTA and Neurology Section: 2002-2011