Teresa Paulsen
Teresa Paulsen

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.

Discover the power of physical therapy today with NovaCare Rehabilitation.

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  • Community Details
    Community Involvement
    2015 American Heart Association Central Ohio Heart Walk

    The NovaCare Columbus Team participated in the 2015 American Heart Association Central Ohio Heart Walk on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Team NovaCare joined more than 30,000 people to support a cause near and dear to all of our "hearts". The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier fundraising event and opportunity to educate our community about their greatest health threats and our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

    We feel passionately about raising funds in support of the association’s mission “to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. We also feel it is important to promote a healthy lifestyle with our associates, families, friends and customers, and the Heart Walk reminds us that there are many cardiovascular risk factors, like diet and exercise, that we can control.

    2015 American Heart Association Heart Walk  

    Pictured from left to right are: Nena McKinney, PTA, A.T.; Marianne Zinn, PTA; Lisa Stroth, PTA; Teresa Paulsen, P.T., DPT, Region Director of Central Ohio; Alexis Sink, P.T., DPT; Jessica Weisner, P.T., DPT; front row: Alley and Joise McKinney, and puppy Gunnar. 

    2015 Run for the Health of It

    Columbus NovaCare was a proud sponser of the Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Foundation (COPCPF) 8th Annual Run 4 the Health of It - 4 mile Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on Labor Day. The COPCPF supports our local NovaCare centers and adds to our success in treating patients.

    The COPCPF encourages and financially supports nonprofit organizations that further their mission to improve the overall physical and emotional health of the under-served of central Ohio through grants that will address the most crucial needs, such as food, shelter, clothing and access to prescription drugs.

    2015 Run for the Health of IT

    Pictured from left to right are Marketa, Walter Zinn, Marianne Zinn, AnneFleur and Kathie

    A Benefit Run for one of our NovaCare family members

    The 4th Annual Torres Trail 5K Benefit Walk/ Run was held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Creekside Park in Gahanna to benefit firefighter Beth DeConnick of the Mifflin Township Fire Department, life partner of Michelle Harkness, physical therapist at our NovaCare-Metro office.Team NovaCare Columbus showed their support by participating in the race wearing their "Battle for Beth" t-shirts.

    Torres Trail Benefit 5K Race 2015

    Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015 and she is currently receiving treatment at The James Cancer Hospital. Beth underwent a mastectomy in June and started receiving chemotherapy in August. Firefighter DeConnick will also be facing surgery to reconstruct damages caused by this disease.

    Beth DeConnick-Fire Fighter, Cancer Fighter

    Beth spoke before the race to tell her story and thank everyone, including Team NovaCare for their outpouring of love and support for her and her family.

    Professional Recognition
    Ashley Eibling, P.T., DPT

    Ashley Eibling, P.T., DPT was recently certified in the LSVT BIG treatment which helps patients with Parkinson's disease improve and maintain movement and quality of life.

    LSVT BIG is an intensive and complex exercise program that is held four times per week for four weeks and specifically trains limb and body movement. Research has shown significant improvements in speed and balance in the upper and lower limbs and quality of life. In addition, patients were able to maintain these gains after the four week session ended. This specific protocol, compared to typical therapy programs, optimizes learning and carryover for better movement into everyday life! It is never too early or late to begin!

    Visit for more information or contact Ashley at 614-539-5301.

    Ashley Eibling, PT, DPT

    Programs We Offer
    Concussion Management Program

    NovaCare Columbus is pleased to announce it is now offering extensive concussion treatment and symptom management. A concussion is an injury to the brain that is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and may result in a loss of consciousness. Less obvious symptoms such as memory loss, lack of cognitive skills or balance issues may also arise. Concussions can be caused by falls and car accidents—or any other situation where the head receives a sudden jolt—but a majority of concussions are sports-related.

    If a person loses consciousness, has trouble breathing, complains of neck pain, weakness or numbness or is having a seizure, this is a medical emergency and you should call 911 immediately. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a concussion and need further treatment, please contact the center closest to you.

    NovaCare Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive concussion/post-concussion management program with specially trained experts who provide individualized concussion evaluations and rehabilitation services for children and adults. We perform post-concussion testing, interpret results and communicate with your physician to safely return an individual to activity.

    NovaCare is also proud to offer complimentary continuing education classes to Certified Case Managers, Certified Disability Management Specialists and Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the Columbus area.

    WorkStrategies Program
    We are proud of our CARF Accredited Comprehensive Occupational Rehabilitation Program! In the first six months of 2015, 72 percent of the injured workers in our Work Conditioning Program returned to work or entered a job search. Another 24 percent entered our Work Hardening Program, where 100 percent of the injured workers returned to work or an active job search. We are pleased to have been part of improving the quality of life for these injured workers and their families!WorkStrategies
  • Services & Offerings
    Our highly-respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being.  We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals.  Our commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated by our high-quality clinical care, positive interaction with patients, complete and timely communication to physicians and case managers, patient education programs, convenient locations and prompt appointment availability.  We offer the following programs and services:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Incontinence
    • Low Back Rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Maternal Wellness
    • Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Orthotics
    • Osteoporosis
    • Senior Wellness
    • Sports Performance
    • TMJ Rehabilitation
    • Women's Health
    • Graston
    WorkStrategies® Program

    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:

    • Acute (Work-site) Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Care Management Office
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Injury Prevention & Ergonomics
    • Post-Offer Employment Testing
    • Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
  • Patient Forms
    Patient Information Forms
    Please print, complete, and bring with you at your first appointment:
    Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
  • Center Locations