Giving you the support and resources you need after a traumatic brain injury.

Ohio Valley Center (OVC) for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation provides education and training, conducts research and develops new programs for rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Center serves as an umbrella for grant funding addressing TBI in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Our Services

Since 1993, OVC has operated the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System, one of only 16 centers in the U.S. designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) as models for treatment and research of TBI rehabilitation.

Among other studies, the Ohio Regional TBI Model System performs long-term follow-ups on TBI patients in central and southern Ohio who are part of the TBI Model Systems National Database.

The OVC Advisory Council consists of consumers, brain injury advocates, healthcare professionals and rehabilitation researchers who provide direction for the goals of the Center and participate in the development and implementation of new projects and materials.

OVC receives grants from a variety of national, regional and local organizations involved in brain injury rehabilitation. The grants fund clinical trials and other research dealing with brain injury rehabilitation. Funding has come from:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
  • Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

In addition, we also make available new information about brain injury and treatment to individuals and families, as well as professionals in the field. Materials available include:

  • The Substance Abuse Education Series for healthcare professionals is used with patients who have a TBI and struggle with alcohol and drug issues
  • The OSU TBI Identification Method (TBI-ID) is used by researchers and professionals to determine a patient's lifetime history of TBI

Learn more about The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.