Dr. Danit Macklin PT, DPT
Founder, New Jersey Concussion Awareness Day
Founder and Chair, Vestibular Special Interest Group, APTANJ
Medical Advocacy Committee, Vestibular Disorders Association/VeDA
Vestibular Special Interest Group, APTA
Concussion Committee, Brain Injury Alliance of NJ
In the Press:
"I was very happy with our first visit. Danit Macklin was very helpful with everything. I saw a difference in our first visit...very concerned about my daughter's well-being...as soon as our visit was over I couldn't stop talking about how happy I was. I would definitely recommend this facility."
Danit Macklin PT, DPT has a doctorate degree in physical therapy as well as advanced certification in vestibular and concussion testing and treatment.
Balance & Concussion Therapy Center is the outcome of Dr. Macklin's commitment to providing excellent, evidence based evaluation and treatment services to people with vertigo (including BPPV), dizziness, imbalance and people who have sustained concussions.
Dr. Macklin has made it her mission to address these conditions in a uniquely dedicated setting. The clinic is quiet and every patient is given one on one attention. Coordination of care with other medical providers is a standard part of practice so that patients have the benefit of a team approach.
Balance & Concussion Therapy Center offers educational programs for schools and sports clubs as well as the general public. Dr. Macklin works with local middle and high schools to develop concussion management programs to promote improved coordination of care for students that sustain injuries and need the support of school and medical professionals.
Dr. Macklin has been affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center for over fifteen years in the pediatric physical therapy department and the Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Macklin works closely with pediatric neurology in managing pediatric patients with dizziness and patients who have had concussions.
Dr. Macklin founded New Jersey's Concussion Awareness Day in 2016 with Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle. This annual event on the third Friday of every September provides an opportunity to build awareness of the amazing advances in concussion management so more patients get good advice from the start and get better faster.
Dr. Macklin has participated as a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Concussion Commmittee since 2017. Dr. Macklin presented at the Professional Development Day in 2020.
In March 2020, Dr. Macklin founded a Vestibular Special Interest Group for the APTA New Jersey chapter to address the need for improved access for patients to PTs with skills in vestibular rehabilitation. This is an area of specialized treatment in physical therapy. Since there are so many patients suffering from vestibular related conditions and concussions, Dr. Macklin's passion for best practice led her to create the group to bring together PTs with expertise with PTs who may need mentoring and education to bring better care to our community. The group is also working on bringing awareness in the broader medical community for the importance of early referral of patients with complaints of dizziness and vertigo to physical therapists with this specialized training. Programming for the community is also being designed so that more people know that PT can make a huge difference in the lives of friends and relatives suffering with these invisible conditions.
Dr. Macklin has been a member of the Vestibular Disorder Association since 2016. In 2021, Dr. Macklin was asked to join the Medical Advocacy Committee. This committee works to promote awareness to bring better care for patients with concussions or vestibular conditions on a national level.
Dr. Macklin is affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association Vestibular Special Interest Group. She has certification from APTA Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Courses in both adult (Atlanta Emory Conference) and pediatric (Jacksonville Pediatric Competency) populations. In 2019, Dr. Macklin participated as part of the faculty for the Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation APTA Competency Conference.