Whether you are seeking rehabilitative care for a minor injury or a more serious, debilitating disease or condition, Ohio State offers the expert care you need in a convenient, outpatient location.

Patients often visit Ohio State’s outpatient services for care related to these conditions:

Why choose Ohio State for Outpatient Rehabilitation

A Team of Experts: Each patient’s care team is created from Ohio State’s expert care providers: physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation psychologists and others dedicated to the person’s well-being.

Personalized Care: Ohio State’s team of specialists combines state-of-the-art treatments with personalized care to meet each patient's unique and changing needs and goals.

The Nation’s Best Right Here in Central Ohio – Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Program is:

  • Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), which means Ohio State’s rehab program meets the nation’s highest standards of quality, safely and outcome measures
  • First and only program in the State of Ohio to obtain CARF Accreditation in Outpatient Stroke Specialty Program
  • One of five centers in the nation chosen to participate in the NeuroRecovery Network, which uses activity-based therapies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • One of 16 centers in the country with a model program for treatment and research of rehabilitation following brain injury, the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • One of 14 centers in the country with a model program for treatment and research of rehabilitation following Spinal Cord Injury, OSUWMC Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems

How to Schedule a Therapy Appointment (Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy)

Ask your physician for a referral or a prescription for rehabilitation. Choose one of our convenient outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care - (614) 293-4523
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care - (614) 685-5600
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Gahanna YMCA - (614) 366-0722
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Powell YMCA - (614) 366-7028
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation East Hospital - (614) 257-3390
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Hilliard YMCA - (614) 293-6384

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Specializations & Certifications

Specializations & Certifications

Rehabilitation experts from many disciplines come together to form your treatment team: physical medicine physicians, neurologists, physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. Your multidisciplinary team of specialists works with you and your family to develop and implement a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your highest potential and level of independence. We have professionals from more than 60 areas of expertise dedicated to making sure you reach your goals.

Patients who come to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Programs can be confident that they are receiving the most advanced treatments and therapies available. Our staff regularly attends rehabilitation specialization courses and earns highly respected rehabilitation certifications. They have nearly 90 types of specializations and certifications in a variety of therapies and for specific conditions.





Quality & Outcomes

Quality & Outcomes

Helping you achieve your highest level of health and function is our goal at Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Services. Our team sets personalized goals for each patient and creates a treatment plan unique to your needs.

As we strive to provide you with the best possible care, Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Services measures key indicators that show our patients’ satisfaction and level of improvement.

Learn more about our outpatient outcomes measures.


Several Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Rehabilitation Services as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

Ohio State’s program is distinguished as:

  • First in Ohio, second in the nation, third in the world to be awarded CARF accreditation for our inpatient cancer rehabilitation program
  • First in Ohio and third in the country to be awarded CARF accrditation for our inpatient stroke program
  • First accredited brain injury program in the state
  • One of 16 centers in the country with a model program for treatment and research of rehabilitation following brain injury, the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs that are CARF-accredited include:

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Spinal Cord Injury System of Care
  • Stroke Specialty Program
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (Adults)

The Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs that are CARF-accredited include:

  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Adults)
  • Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)

Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations. CARF accreditation is an important way for patients to identify quality treatment for rehabilitation and other health and human services. By choosing our CARF-accredited program you are assured that we have been surveyed and passed a rigorous on-site inspection by CARF.

Learn more about CARF.



Ohio State's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conducts rehabilitation research on topics that are highly relevant to the lives of the patients we serve. We constantly strive to improve our rehabilitation methods by developing and evaluating new assessment tools and interventions.

Feedback from patients and the Ohio Valley Center Advisory Council is used to direct our research efforts to areas considered to be most important by our consumers. To this end, the department has developed lines of research targeting traumatic brain injury and motion disorders.

Learn how rehabilitation helped these patients.


Joe Parish: NeuroRecovery Network

Read about Joe Parrish’s recovery from spinal cord injury and his rehabilitation through Ohio State’s NeuroRecovery Network program. 

Learn more.


Sue Alden: Outpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Sue Alden regained everyday skills as a patient at Ohio State’s outpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program.  

Learn more.

Our Rehabilitation Providers

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