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
    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. This award is the highest offered by the American Physical Therapy Association to those who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in the care and management of orthopaedic injuries.

    In order to pass 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, Eric has more than four years of experience and is adept in treating many conditions and injuries. Eric 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.

    Programs We Offer
    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!
    Community News
    Now Open in Pataskala!!
    NovaCare is proud to announce the addition of our new Pataskala center. Located at 8200 Hazelton-Etna Road, Suite 300, NovaCare Pataskala is excited to welcome you and provide an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe,…
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  • 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