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. 

    Professional Recognition
    Thank You from Indoor Greg


    My friends,

    When I think of all that I have been through with my injury and the long recovery I am so thankful that I chose NovaCare for my rehabilitation. Your excellence, expertise, and experience gave me hope. It shortened the process. For months my son drew pictures of me at school with a sad face and a broken leg in a recliner.Now I can again be the super hero for my son and my family. I am forever grateful for the care you have shown.

    Proverbs 11:14

    Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.

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    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
    WorkStrategiesWe are so proud of our CARF-accredited Occupational Rehabilitation Program! In the last six months of 2013, 89.5 percent of the injured workers in our Occupational Rehabilitation Program -- 79 percent in Work Conditioning and 100 percent in Work Hardening -- successfully returned to work or entered into an active job search, adding to a positive outcome for themselves and their families!
  • 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):
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