Hamilton: Hamilton, NJ
I came to NovaCare after tearing a ligament in my thumb. At the beginning of my therapy, I was feeling very sad as my injury left me unable to play the violin and piano. As a professional musician for the past 30 years,…
Yardley: Yardley, PA
Last year over Labor Day weekend, my dog broke her leg as
she attempted to jump off our boat and caught her paw under the hand rail. As I
attempted to free her, she bit my right hand and wouldn’t let go. While I…
West Chester: West Chester, PA
Experiencing extreme pain, frustration and sleep deprivation following rotator-cuff surgery, I was not only feeling overwhelmed and defeated, but also having serious doubts whether I would ever achieve a full recovery.…
Welcome to the central Ohio community. We work hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients. To help our patients reach their recovery goals, in a safe and compassionate environment, our experienced therapists develop an individualized plan of care. Each plan is designed to get back to activity, back to work, and most importantly, back to life.
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NovaCare Rehabilitation is pleased to welcome Danielle Smetts, OTR/L, to our team in Columbus. Danielle earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2012 from the University of the Sciences in
Philadelphia and has since completed numerous continuing education courses. She is currently studying to become a certified hand therapist and will sit for the certification exam in May 2017.
Throughout her career thus far, Danielle has worked clinically with both adults and children and specializes in upper extremity injuries, including nerve and tendon care, scar/burn management and elbow injuries. Danielle also has experience with neurological conditions such as stroke and multiple sclerosis, as well as chronic pain, general deconditioning and ergonomics.
Danielle believes in an integrative approach to therapy which includes incorporating current research and patient experience and applies various therapeutic interventions, such as techniques, exercises, activities and modalities.
To make an appointment for occupational therapy services, please call our East NovaCare center at 614-864-1089.
Dry Needling (DN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT)/Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a modern Western medical modality. DN is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points. It is NOT acupuncture.
Clinical Procedure - DN is considered a physical medicine modality that does not require any specialized equipment. Therefore, patients do not need to do any type of preparation for this procedure. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks. Frequency of treatment is different for individuals; however it is recommended that repeat DN not be done on the same areas within 48-72 hours. For the maximum results, DN is used with other modalities and exercises in the center.
What type of conditions can be treated with Dry Needling?Dry Needling can be used to treat low back and neck pain, (including radiculopathy), shoulder and arm pain (tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement), hip and leg pain (sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm), foot (ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis), headache, face and jaw (TMJ) pain, fibromyalgia and much more.
Are there side effects/complications after treatment?Most patients will feel soreness from a few hours to a few days, which is the normal response from dry needling. Bruising is expected sometimes within blood vessel areas. Any time needles are used; there is a risk of infection. However, at NovaCare Rehabilitation, the therapist uses a single packed/disposable and sterile needles during treatment.
For more information, please contact a center near you today:
Hilliard center with Eric Johnson, P.T., DPT
3207 Rome Hilliard Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 -- Phone: 614-850-0680
Groveport center with Evan Ross, P.T., DPT
5323 Hendron Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125 -- Phone: 614-836-2349
East center with Heather Chenault, P.T., DPT
6465 E. Broad Street, Suite B, Columbus, Ohio 43213 -- Phone: 614-864-1089
Pataskala center with Holly Bowman, MPT
8200 Hazelton-Etna Road, Suite 300, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 -- Phone: 740-964-0154
Downtown center with Alexis Hutchison, P.T., DPT, and Breanna Humphrey, P.T., DPT
720 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 -- Phone: 614-224-1090
Today, America's employers are very much at risk - paying nearly one billion dollars per week in workers' compensation costs. Through the WorkStrategies® Program, our main objectives are to: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries; achieve higher levels of employee functionality; and reduce the employer's TOTAL workers' compensation costs and lost work time.
We partner with employers, case managers, claim managers, TPAs, and insurance companies to provide innovative an cost-effective SOLUTIONS for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.
The WorkStrategies® Program offers the following services: