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Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency

Gabriel Alain 460x460Gabriel Alain, PT, DPT - Gabriel Alain was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development (2012). During his undergraduate career he took a job at a recycling center and became licensed to buy and sell commodities eventually moving on to manage the company portfolio. In 2014 he decided to change career paths and focus on what he found more fulfilling. He attended Marshall University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2018. During PT school he was elected class president and participated in research through the rest of his program. He was inspired by two of his professors, Dr. Rania Karim and Dr. Tamara Gravano to consider Geriatrics. It was not long after before he became intrigued by the large and aging population of the United States as well as the growing need for Geriatric care. Through research, Gabriel hopes to provide clinicians with best practice guidelines and support efficient and improved outcomes. Gabriel’s most recent efforts include developing and publishing a systematic review (SR) as part of a collaborative effort to create clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for distal wrist fracture (DRF). Gabriel is passionate about research, pain science, and how perceptions can influence outcomes. Outside of work Gabriel enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, spending time with his family, and reading.

Neurologic Physical Therapy

Baker Katlyn 460x460Katlyn Baker, PT, DPT – Katlyn is a native of Southern Illinois, but has continued to move east across the Midwest to end up in Columbus, OH. She attended the University of Evansville in southern Indiana for both her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While at UE, she was on the board of their pro-bono clinic, ACE Care, and was the coordinator of its’ sister program, ACErcise, which is a wellness program for people in the community with any type of neurologic diagnosis.  During her role as coordinator, Katlyn used her passion for health and wellness to increase the weekly attendance of 3 participants to over 20. Outside of the campus environment, she volunteered with an organization called Spirit Cheer that provides physical movement and improves confidence through cheerleading to children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Through these experiences, Katlyn recognized the limitations in fitness and treatment options for individuals with neurologic diagnoses, as well as the benefit of providing pro-bono services. Katlyn has always loved working with children, but it wasn’t until her outpatient neuro clinical that she realized her passion for neuro throughout the lifespan. During this same outpatient neuro clinical, she found another love in treating the movement disorder population, and sought out to become an LSVT certified student provider. She has treated a variety of neurological conditions through her outpatient clinicals during her PT school career, and is looking forward to developing further expertise within the in-patient rehab setting to truly appreciate the continuum of care for her patients. Katlyn is excited to begin her journey with The OSU Neurologic Residency program to work towards becoming a clinical specialist for her amazing patients in all stages of neurological rehabilitation.

Erin Wallach, PT, DPT – Erin grew up in Cincinnati, OH where she spent most of her childhood playing sports. This love for sports, and subsequent injuries, sparked Erin’s interest in physical therapy. Erin pursued a bachelor’s degree in human performance and exercise science with a minor in nutrition from the University of Alabama. She returned to her home state for physical therapy school, graduating with her DPT from The Ohio State University. Erin’s passion for neurologic rehabilitation began after completing an inpatient rehabilitation rotation at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Cincinnati. Erin’s terminal clinical rotation was completed at OSU’s own Dodd Hall. Erin is particularly interested in early intervention in neurodegenerative diseases and spent 6 weeks at the Parkinson Wellness Recovery Gym in Tucson, AZ, implementing group fitness programming and one-on-one therapy for patients with Parkinson disease. While there, she also created a floor transfer outcome measure used with all patients at the gym. She is both a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist and Instructor. Erin hopes to use these experiences, combined with her background in personal training, to create ongoing, community fitness and rehabilitative resources for all patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Erin is excited to begin her career in OSU’s neurologic residency program and grow as a clinician and professional with all that OSU has to offer.

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

Iglar Laura 460x460Laura Iglar, PT, DPT Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2015 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 2017. While at Marquette University Laura was a gross anatomy teaching assistant for graduate students and worked as a rehabilitation aide at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Upon graduating Magnum Cum Laude with her DPT, Laura received the “Research Award” for her work with Sprague Dawley rats studying local forebrain afferents to the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus. Prior to starting at OSU, Laura worked in inpatient rehab at the University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, WI. There she treated patients with multiple neurological disorders, including stroke, Guillian-Barré Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. In her free time Laura enjoys teaching spin class, downhill skiing, and participating in non-traditional sports such as obstacle course racing. Laura completed her Orthopaedic PT residency training at OSU.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency

Anderson Jesse 460x460Jesse Anderson, PT, DPT Jesse is a Northern Kentucky native who completed his undergraduate education at the University of Dayton in 2014. Before attending graduate school, Jesse volunteered in a rural district of Malawi as a secondary school teacher, where he also conducted research on adolescent growth trends in local primary schools. He then moved to Chicago, IL to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Northwestern University. Prior to graduating in 2018, Jesse served as a teaching assistant for several courses and was involved in many community outreach projects in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, he gained valuable research experience studying dynamic balance measures in adults with spinal cord injuries and had the opportunity to present his work at a national conference. As an orthopaedic resident, Jesse is excited to continue developing his skills as a clinician and further pursue his interests in teaching and research. Outside of the clinic, Jesse enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending as much time outdoors as he can. 

Kelly Nina 460x460Nina Kelly, PT, DPT  Kelly was raised in North Carolina, where she also attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a double major in in Exercise Science and Psychology (2014). Nina attended graduate school at The University of Miami, earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2018. During PT school, she was a co-chair for the Marquette challenge winning honorable mention and raising nearly 30,000 dollars for physical therapy research. Nina was heavily involved in research throughout PT school, presenting three posters at CSM in two years. She compared the effect of foam rolling to static stretching on Hip Adduction Range of Motion, and explored the uses for iPhone applications as a replacement for goniometric measurement in all three planes of motion. Additionally, Nina worked closely with the director of her program with various projects including CAPTE accreditation, while also managing all web content for Symmetry Physical Therapy, and writing Handstand and Pull-up programming for Hybrid Performance Method. Nina completed two sports rotations at both the University of Miami, and FAU’s training rooms, as well as completing outpatient orthopedic rotations at Broward Health North and Gloria Drummond Rehabilitation Institute. Here, she gained valuable experience working with individuals with various traumatic, non-traumatic, and degenerative orthopedic injuries taking them from post-op through return to work/sport protocols. Outside of the profession, Nina enjoys acroyoga, gymnastics, barbell sports and pretty much any outdoor adventures.

Pendley Chase 460x460Chase Pendley, PT, DPT, CSCS Chase was raised in Sandy, Utah and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2014. He then received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from Augusta University. Chase was the recipient of the Faculty Club Scholarship award, and was selected by faculty and peers to receive the Chairman’s award in recognition of leadership and outstanding service to class, program, and school. During his time at Augusta University, Chase worked as a human gross anatomy tutor for the Medical College of Georgia working with both allied health and medical students. He has developed a passion for teaching, and is excited to continue to develop his teaching skills through participation in the orthopedic residency. Prior to attending Brigham Young University, Chase served as a church volunteer representative for 2 years in Busan, South Korea where he learned to speak Korean. Chase also enjoys alpine skiing, hiking, and running, and combining these with physical therapy. As a roller coaster enthusiast, he is excited to finally be within striking distance to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.



Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency

The pediatric physical therapy residency program is accepting candidates for the 2019 - 2020 term.

Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship

Alexander Morgan 460x460Morgan Alexander, PT, DPT Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2014 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During her time at the University of Texas Medical Branch Morgan enjoyed volunteering to train disabled athletes to sail at the local sailing center and participate in adaptive drum fishing tournaments.  Morgan also spent her time volunteering at the University of Texas Medical Branch pro bono clinic serving the uninsured population of Galveston, Texas and traveled to Laredo, Texas on a medical mission to serve the Spanish speaking homeless and uninsured population. Upon graduating from University of Texas Medical Branch, Morgan was awarded by faculty the “Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award” and named “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for being in the top 8% of school of health professions, clinical excellence, and outstanding participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Morgan enjoys facilitating patient’s healing and helping them return to their life and activities they’re passionate about. Morgan completed her Orthopaedic PT residency training at OSU.

Sports Physical Therapy Residency

Garnaut Alex 460x460Alex Garnaut, PT, DPT Alex was born in Australia and moved to the US in 2006. Having moved from Iowa to Ohio, he completed undergraduate studies in Applied Health Sciences at Bowling Green State University where he played and captained for the rugby team. Alex completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at The Ohio State University where his interested were pursued in Outpatient and Sports orthopedics as well as event coverage and adaptive sports volunteering. His interests now include Injury Prevention and sideline management of acute injuries in sports

Justin Losciale, PT, DPT, CSCS Justin is a southern California native who graduate Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a focus in Exercise Science from California State University, Northridge in 2013.  Justin traveled to the east coast and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2017, where he was involved with preseason athlete injury screening at multiple universities in North Carolina and Virginia. While at Duke, he created a pilot program, ‘Movement Physicals’, which had physical therapy students providing free Functional Movement Screens, available to all Duke students and employees. Additionally, he served as Chair of the Basketball Committee, which tasked him to work directly with Duke Athletics Game Day Operations to enhance the graduate student basketball experience. Prior to coming to OSU,  Justin spent one year working in a private outpatient sports medicine clinic in Jacksonville, NC; working primarily with military dependents, young athletes and active duty military personnel. Justin has presented a poster (2016) and a platform (2017) at APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. He also spent a summer collecting data for multiple research projects at the K-Lab at Duke. His interests include injury prevention, ACL and knee rehabilitation and engaging in research. 

Katie Weisenberger, PT, DPT, CSCS Katelyn (Katie) Weisenberger received her Bachelor of the Arts in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. While at UC Berkeley, Katie competed on the Club Lacrosse team and was an athletic training intern with the gymnastics, soccer, and track & field teams. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in her hometown at San Diego State University in 2018. While in school, she also earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Her clinical interests include running analysis, injury prevention, return to sport, concussion management, and lower extremity injuries.






Upper Extremity Fellowship

Daniel Himmerick, PT, DPT, CSCS Daniel completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency with Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN prior to joining The Ohio State University. During the residency year he worked with athletes from all sports and skill levels, and he completed a research study on the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on the rotator cuff. His primary interests are in injury prevention and rehabilitation in the overhead athlete, and he has experience working with the Pittsburgh Pirates as DPT student.

Women's Health Residency

 Shannon Roth, PT, DPT Shannon is a Nebraska native and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2010. She went on to graduate with Distinction Honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2013. While at UNMC, Shannon was involved in geriatric research as a graduate research assistant and received the 2014 Student Award for Geriatric Research from the APTA Section on Geriatrics. She additionally devoted her time to the development of a “Just In Time’” video library for disaster shelter volunteers and gave a platform presentation on this topic at CSM in 2014. Following graduate school, Shannon has primarily gained experience working in acute rehabilitation and long term acute care hospital settings as an Agency/Float PT at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals specializing in the treatment of patients with neurological, cardiopulmonary, and multi-trauma diagnoses. In 2016, Shannon assisted in the development of an inpatient rehabilitation continence specialty program at Madonna in order to serve the needs of patients with bowel, bladder, and/or pelvic floor dysfunction impacting their quality of life and impeding their ability to discharge to the community. Shannon’s interests in women’s health are diverse and she is excited and eager to learn and expand her skills as a women’s health therapist at OSUWMC. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys playing volleyball, participating in triathlons, being active outdoors, spending time with her dog (Nadiya), cooking and baking.