Rehabilitation Psychology provides assistance coping with chronic illness, chronic pain or disability.

Rehabilitation Psychology focuses on behavioral and psychological treatment for patients and families coping with chronic illness, chronic pain and disability. Our specialists treat adults with disabilities related to physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional functioning.

Our Patients

We specialize in helping patients in these areas:

  • Neuropsychology (the brain’s influence function and behavior)
  • Brain injury, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Coping with disability

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Patients from across the region choose Ohio State for support found within our Rehabilitation Psychology program. Here’s why:

Unparalleled Expertise: There are only seven board certified rehabilitation psychologists in Ohio. Five of these experts are members of our staff. No other healthcare system in Ohio offers the depth of expertise and experience found within Ohio State’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.

Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care. In addition, several of our therapists have attained Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through The American Physical Therapy Association. This certification demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the specialty of orthopedic physical therapy.

Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.

What is a neuropsychological assessment?

Timothy Shea, PsyD is a neuropsychologist at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, discusses the rehabilitation process and a patient's 'new normal' resulting from traumatic brain injuries.

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