DanielKim_RTFImageHelping people reclaim their lives after trauma, illness

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:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Cancer and other medical issues
  • Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders
  • Amputation

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:

  • Neurobridge technology that allowed a paralyzed man to move his fingers and hand by using his own thoughts
  • Video games and other interactive computer programs that provide rehabilitation biofeedback for people recovering from traumatic brain injuries, strokes and spinal cord injuries
  • Integration of smartphones, iPads and other technologies to help people communicate, structure their day and cue memory
  • Brain stimulation to create neural pathways

Hospitalized patients receive care at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital; outpatient services are offered in several locations.

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