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
    Community Outreach

    NovaCare Columbus will be collecting any non-perishable food items for Operation Feed. One hundred percent of all collected items will be donated to to Mid Ohio Food bank. Please visit your local clinic today to make donations!

    Last year our patients helped us donate over 1,600 lbs. of dry food, non-perishables, peanut butter and other household goods. Thank you for your dedication to the communities you live in.

    Below is a picture of our peanut butter donation of almost 600 lbs.


    Columbus Academy
    NovaCare Columbus is proud to provide athletic training services to Columbus Academy.
    Columbus School for Girls
    NovaCare Columbus is proud to provide athletic training services to the Columbus School for Girls.
    Professional Recognition
    Eric Johnson

    Eric JohnsonNovaCare is proud to announce that Eric Johnson, P.T., DPT, OCS, successfully passed the national board examination to become an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS). This award is the highest offered by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to those who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in the care and management of orthopaedic injuries.

    In order to pass their board certification, clinicians are required to complete extensive hours of training in the area of orthopaedics. The additional training ensures comprehensive knowledge of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal dysfunction, with a focus on the most up-to-date understanding of orthopaedic surgical interventions and rehabilitation.

    In addition to having this professional designation, Johnson has more than four years of experience and is adept in treating many conditions and injuries. Johnson has also completed specialized training in the Graston Technique, which has shown to be effective in treating muscular and connective tissue injuries and conditions. He is a graduate of Ohio University and currently treats patients at NovaCare’s Hilliard location at 3207 Hilliard-Rome Road.

    Program Offering
    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 or less obvious symptoms such as memory loss, lack of cognitive skills or balance issues. 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 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.

    Delay the Disease



    NovaCare is a proud partner with Delay the Disease, the #1 Parkinson's exercise program. We will be hosting classes at our Gahanna Clinic, located at 1090 Beacher Crossing N, every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. from April 1 until June 17. The class will be led by NovaCare physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have been trained to create and implement interdicaplinary exercise and wellness programs for people with Parkinson's disease. The class aims to empower those with Parkinson's disease to optimize function and delay the progression of the disease.

    To learn more about Delay the Disease, please visit or call 614-775-9271 to register.

    Program Offering
    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!
    Community News
    Local Therapists Receive Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation

    NovaCare Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that six of its local physical therapists successfully earned their certification in vestibular rehabilitation through the American Institute…Learn More

  • 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
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    Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
  • Center Locations