Shaleen is the founding co-director of Vestibular Health. She is a physiotherapist who is passionate and extremely dedicated to helping patients with dizziness and balance disorders. Since 2010 Shaleen has been part of the multidisciplinary clinical team at the Hertz Clinic for Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Dysfunction located at the University Health Network (UHN). Shaleen established the Hertz Vestibular Rehabilitation Program and to date has helped well over a thousand patients with dizziness, offering
one-on-one individualized assessments and treatments. Every week Shaleen continues to do interdisciplinary assessments with Drs John Rutka and Paul Ranalli, seeing some of the most complex dizzy patients from across the province.
Shaleen graduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2002. She has completed her vestibular certification from Emory University (Atlanta) and has advanced vestibular training from Duke University (North Carolina). She has spent time in the US being mentored by experts in the field and regularly attends conferences to keep her knowledge aligned to best practices.
Shaleen has a keen interest in teaching and research. She teaches vestibular rehabilitation at the University of Toronto School of Physiotherapy, and School of Medicine, and provides regular internships for physiotherapy students. She offers educational workshops in vestibular rehabilitation and has delivered these locally in many Toronto hospitals and community physiotherapy clinics and internationally in South Africa and Thailand. She has been involved in several research projects – her latest research looked at the prevalence of vestibular issues in elderly patients experiencing falls. She has presented her research at conferences all over the world. She has multiple publications and recently published a chapter on Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Through her compassionate care, Shaleen will help you develop a better understanding of your vestibular condition, reduce your symptoms, improve your balance and help you achieve your goals.
Outside of work, Shaleen can be found running at the beaches, cooking, baking, travelling and spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.