Getting back in the saddle
Regan shares her story of rehabilitation and perseverance after a horse-riding accident
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a key component of the Neurological Institute within The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our goal is to help people regain their lives after catastrophic trauma or illness – one person at a time.
When people lose the ability to walk or move independently, make decisions, or take care of their daily needs, our team of experts is ready to help improve quality of life by restoring and improving function.
Our faculty and staff are regional, national and international leaders in rehabilitation care for people with:
Our noted research scientists are looking to extend the level of independence and recovery our patients achieve by developing new treatments and methods that explore the human-to-machine interface. The goal is for patients to not only get out of the hospital sooner, but also to continue rehabilitating in an outpatient setting or at home. Examples include:
Hospitalized patients receive care at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital; outpatient services are offered in several locations.
Regan shares her story of rehabilitation and perseverance after a horse-riding accident
Dr. Bavishi's disorders of consciousness program will bring evidence-based treatments to TBI patients
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari brings both movement and creativity to neurorehabilitation with Embedded Arts
Dr. Gauthier helps neuro patients regain arm function through computer-based gaming
Melanie E. Swan is the Associate Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She oversees program development, staff enrichment, CARF accreditation, regulatory compliance, and outcomes for Dodd Rehabilitation. Her areas of clinical expertise include stroke, brain injury, behavior management, ergonomics, chronic pain, and disability ethics.
I am a rehab team leader in Acute Rehabilitation Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I have been a practicing therapist for 12 years and have had an acute care focus for 11 years. I have additional experience in outpatient therapy and skilled nursing care. In the acute care environment, I have clinical focuses in pediatrics and cardiopulmonary therapy, and have participated in the Ohio State Burn Competency Training Program.
I am the rehab team leader in Acute Rehabilitation Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Currently, I focus on oncology rehabilitation, with a specialization in swallowing disorders, including the modified barium swallow study and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing procedures.
I am a rehab team leader in Acute Rehabilitation Services and chair the Rehabilitation Services Professional Development Committee. My primary interests as a clinical therapist are neurology, neurovascular and neurological surgery.
Kelly Dudley is the Team Lead for Compliance and Conformity responsible for ensuring compliance with quality and regulatory standards for Speech Language Pathology Services at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally she collaborates with the EBP Team Lead to ensure Dodd speech language pathologists have the clinical competencies necessary to provide the most current and effective evidence-based therapy to patients. She is certified in Vital Stim and the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol.
Dr. Haley is the Team Lead for Compliance and Conformity responsible for ensuring compliance with quality and regulatory standards for Physical Therapy Services at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. He primarily works with patients on the vascular, oncology and general medicine services and has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 2014. Dave is an APTA member and remains active in various community activities advocating for patients and the profession.
I am an acute care physical therapy clinical coordinator. I coordinate the daily physical therapy schedule, delegating assistance to various therapists, promoting staff development through competencies and acting as a resource when problems arise. I also provides physical therapy to a variety of patients, including those with neurological impairments, orthopedic injuries, critical illness and oncologic emergencies.
Jodi Jones is the Team Lead for Compliance and Conformity responsible for ensuring compliance with quality and regulatory standards for Occupational Therapy Services at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital. She works primarily with patients on the vascular, oncology, and general rehabilitation services. She particularly enjoys working with patients with visual-perceptual deficits following brain injury in our Neurovision Clinic.
As an acute care occupational therapy clinical coordinator, I ensure that staff are current with their competencies and I lead OT discipline meetings. As a Cardiac Focus therapist, I am a resource for current and new therapists and a mentor for staff. I ensure process are in place to provide evidence based care as an occupational therapist to a variety of patients in the cardiac setting and throughout the acute medical center.
I am an occupational therapist and the rehabilitation clinical manager at OSU Wexner Medical Center and am a certified Assistive Technology Professional. I am responsible for the Assistive Technology Center, and am a clinical instructor in OSU’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
I am a physical therapist and clinical rehab manager for Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation and the NeuroRecovery Network Center. I have a clinical focus in neuro rehabilitation with a special interest in spinal cord injury. I have worked on various committees within the NeuroRecovery Network to aid in expanding the number of patients living with spinal cord injury who are able to receive locomotor training as an intervention.
I am a physical therapist and the rehabilitation clinical manager at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I currently manage the orthopedics, amputee, vestibular, falls prevention and men’s and women’s health programs in Outpatient Rehabilitation. I work in conjunction with PM&R in participating in a multidisciplinary Falls Prevention Clinic.
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and I currently manage our Outpatient Rehabilitation clinics in Powell and Gahanna. I have a strong background in swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and treatment of stroke, brain injury and Parkinson’s disease. I helped to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardized Initiative (IDDSI) throughout Ohio State. I stand as the Continuing Education Administrator for Ohio State which certifies us as an official Continuing Education Provider.
Carl Gelfius, MD is a member of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical interests are pediatric rehabilitation, brain injury and concussion, electrodiagnosis, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, and spasticity management.
Karl Klamar, MD, FAAPMR, is a member of the Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are centered on brain injury and, in particular, on mild brain injuries and concussion.
Wilawan Nopkun, MD is member of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Nathan Rosenberg, MD is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the medical director of the rehabilitation inpatient consultation service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency training in PM&R was at University of Washington. He then completed a pediatric PM&R fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a member of multi-disciplinary teams including neuro-oncology, epilepsy surgery, cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele. Dr. Rosenberg’s academic interests are in outcome prediction in traumatic brain injury, epilepsy surgery rehabilitation and neuro-oncology rehabilitation.
Reginald Talley, MD is a member of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Talley attended Meharry Medical College and completed his fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Dr. Bogner is the Division Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her research examines factors influencing traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes and executive dysfunction following TBI. She is co-principal investigator of the Ohio Regional TBI Model System and helped develop The Ohio State University TBI Identification Method.
Dr. Corrigan is the founder of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network and the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. His research has focused on long-term patient outcomes from TBI and examined ways to optimize the use of data from patients who received inpatient rehabilitation following medical care for moderate to severe TBI.
Dr. Jackson was selected to be the first director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She has led the programmatic functions, operations and strategic planning for the center in successful development and integration of clinical and translational research infrastructure at OSU.
Dr. Marras is a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery. His research interests include ergonomics, the role of biomechanics in spine disorder causation, the role of biomechanics in the prevention, evaluation and treatment of back pain, lower back pain, back injuries and spine disorders.
Lise is a research scientist in the Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and associate director of the Motion Analysis and Recovery Laboratory. She has more than a decade of experience conducting clinical research of central nervous system impairment and recovery. Her research work includes motor control, biomechanics, neurorehabilitation, and creative arts.