Neurological Rehabilitation


Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation at OhioHealth

Neurological Rehabilitation Expertise — Inpatient and Outpatient

OhioHealth offers a full range of therapeutic services for neurologically impaired patients needing rehabilitative services. Whether as an outpatient, in the hospital or at home, patients receive continuity of care from the largest team of therapy experts in central Ohio.

For scheduling information and to find neurologic therapy experts, choose one of our convenient outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

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Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatient Centers

We help patients with neurological conditions recover mobility, independence and quality of life at our outpatient centers.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

OhioHealth’s outpatient rehabilitation services and therapeutic experts help patients with neurologic conditions recover mobility, independence and quality of life.

Rehabilitation Services

Our therapy team includes nationally-recognized experts and certified clinical specialists with advanced training in the treatment of neurologic conditions.

Physical Therapy

We use advanced treatment techniques and equipment to improve strength, balance, walking, and muscle tightness (from spasticity or other neurologic cause). Our clinical experts treat specialty diagnoses such as dizziness with vestibular therapy and incontinence with pelvic floor therapy. We have therapists certified in different treatment approaches such as PWR!, for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Occupational Therapy

Relearn daily tasks and develop new strategies to achieve personal goals. Our clinical experts address functional impairments in vision, cognition, mobility, and coordination helping patients return to independence in self-care, homemaking, community tasks, return-to-work, school, and driving. We have therapists certified in specialty areas such as Certified Brain Injury Specialists, for patients with head injuries.

Speech Therapy

Overcome difficulty with speaking (aphasia), speech clarity (dysarthria), memory and cognitive skills, facial weakness, and difficulty swallowing food and/or drinks. We use specialized techniques, including electrical stimulation, to treat swallowing disorders. In addition to patients with neurologic conditions, our clinical experts are trained in treating impairments unique to individuals with head and neck cancer. We have therapists certified in treatment approaches such as SPEAK OUT!, for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Care Management

Engage in your healthcare with the support of our care managers. Our team of social workers will help you with care needs, behavioral health concerns and connect you to OhioHealth and community resources. We partner with you to determine your care journey across many locations.

Specialty Rehabilitation Services

Personalized equipment and environmental modifications that help patients reclaim the activities of daily living.

Driver rehabilitation

Get back behind the wheel with real-life scenarios in our safe clinic setting and the support of certified driver rehabilitation specialists.

  • Assessment of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of driving performance
  • Driving evaluation with a hospital-owned vehicle
  • Recommendations for adaptive vehicle equipment
  • Driver training
  • Education on community mobility resources

The wheelchair seating and positioning clinic

Explore your options for wheeled mobility and specialized seating. We perform a thorough physical evaluation, prescribe the support you need, and connect you with vendors who select and order your wheelchair or positioning devices. We can also assess your current equipment and help you complete the necessary documentation for modifications.

Assistive technology clinic

Remain as independent as possible within your home and community. We help you select and customize adapted computer and digital technology devices that give you more freedom in your house and work environment.

Alternative and augmentative communication

Improve your ability to communicate with friends, family and co-workers. Our speech therapists help you identify the right augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. Options range from basic picture boards to high-tech communication devices, depending on the needs of each patient.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Some patients may need intensive therapy and education that can only be provided during a hospital stay. This is where OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus comes into the picture.

With a focus on an intense, hands-on approach, patients have appointments with various rehabilitation specialists each day. The goal is to help patients get back to their lives as soon as possible.

In addition, OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital supports the management of the 14 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.  This ensures that inpatient rehabilitation care, regardless of where received, remains consistent for the patients we serve. 

When they’re ready to leave the rehabilitation hospital, if they need continued rehabilitative care, they continue work with our therapists at our outpatient OhioHealth Neurological Rehabilitation centers. Services include:

A rehabilitation program specifically designed for each patient; includes coordination of care that addresses changes in the physical, emotional, social and vocational status of each patient.

Individualized care designed to help each patient develop new ways to function so as to compensate for deficits; improve physical functions; and maximize responsiveness.

Earliest possible start to rehabilitation care for spinal cord injury patients to optimize patient abilities and independence. Includes developing skills to perform daily activities, and using adaptive technologies to facilitate functions at home and at work.

Diagnoses We Commonly Treat

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain surgeries
  • Cognition and memory disorders
  • Concussion
  • Functional neurologic disorder
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spasticity
  • Speech and language disorders (aphasia, apraxia, dysarthia)
  • Spine and orthopedic conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Vestibular and balance disorders