We at Neurology, Psychiatry and Balance Therapy Center take an integrated approach to patient care by addressing our patients’ physical and mental well-being. Our team works with patients and their other healthcare providers to manage our patients’ health conditions effectively. We employ our clinical expertise, technology, and our ability to coordinate care across the healthcare disciplines to improve patients’ quality of life.
The idea for the Neurology, Psychiatry and Balance Therapy Center (NPBTC) started as a meeting of the minds of founders Sonya Knight, DO, FAAN and James Barsky, PT, DPT when they met in 2008.
At the time, Dr. Knight, a board certified neurologist and psychiatrist, and Dr. Barsky, a licensed physical therapist, were caring for patients in hospital settings in the greater Philadelphia, PA area. As they grew to know each other and learn more about each other’s specialties, Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky began to realize the natural fit between their areas of expertise.
Dr. Knight’s specialties, neurology and psychiatry, both deal with the workings of the brain and have a tremendous amount of overlap. Dr. Barsky’s field, physical therapy, treats multiple organ systems, including the brain, but focuses on treatments to allow people to perform the activities they need to do in their daily life. Further, Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky found that they had interest in common conditions that affect many people of all ages – dizziness and balance disorders.
Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky came to see the tremendous benefit to patients that would come from them joining forces. Working together as a team, they could provide the best multi-disciplinary treatment plans and care for their patients. Moreover, they could treat not only the physical signs of their patients’ conditions, but also the emotional and behavioral responses that affect patients with dizziness, balances difficulties, seizures and other neurologic and orthopaedic conditions.
In 2011, Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky were married and set out to open their own practice, Neurology, Psychiatry and Balance Therapy Center. Dr. Knight knew this was the key to enabling her to combine her specialties in her practice and work with patients on a physical level as a neurologist and an emotional level as a psychiatrist.
In June 2012, Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky opened the doors of NPBTC to the Blue Bell community and surrounding areas. In addition to working together to help patients manage their dizziness, balance disorders and seizures, Dr. Knight and Dr. Barsky welcome and treat patients with a variety of neurologic, psychiatric, and physical therapy needs.
We work closely together to ensure that we deliver quality care for each of our patients. We seek to understand the root cause or causes of our patients’ conditions and deliver personalized care for each of our patients based on needs, lifestyle, activities, and more.
We take a partnership approach to patient care. We spend time with each of our patients, listening, understanding, developing connections, and giving them the attention and treatment they deserve. Further, we educate and empower our patients, giving them the ability to make informed decisions about their health and treatment.
We invite you to explore our website and to call us if you have questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for considering NPBTC and giving us the opportunity to serve you.
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