The Adapted Sports Institute is to be the preeminent, interdisciplinary resource in creating, developing and maintaining a culture that supports athletic performance and recreational activity to promote health and wellness for all individuals.

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Our Mission

  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Strive to unite and support organizations that provide opportunities for individuals to develop independence, confidence and fitness
  • Integrate evidence-based and innovative treatment strategies for injury prevention and performance in adapted sports

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Patients from across the Midwest choose Ohio State’s Adapted Sports Institute for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here’s why:

Personalized Care: Our team of specialists excels at integrating innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies for each patient. You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals.

Certified Excellence: Each patient’s care team is created from Ohio State’s expert care providers: board certified physical therapists in neurologic and orthopedic clinical specialties, specialty certified assistive technology professionals, seating and mobility specialists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers and athletic trainers.

Accredited Care: 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 recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

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. 

Convenience: Our 5,000-square-foot facility is dedicated specifically to assistive technology services for patients, including individualized evaluation, equipment trial and training.

To participate in the program

  • Most services are covered by traditional insurance plans
  • Fax a completed referral from your physician
  • Call to schedule an appointment

Adapted Sports Institute supports fitness, fun and healthy lifestyle for people with disabilities

An interdisciplinary program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ohio State College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation that makes it easier for people with disabilities to take part in sports and recreational activities is helping improve patients’ overall health and allowing physically challenged people of all athletic abilities to live life more fully.

The idea for the program grew out of a desire to promote health and wellness in athletes with disabilities, explains Theresa Berner, OTR/L, ATP, rehabilitation clinical manager at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

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