Acute Care Physical Therapy ResidencyNathan O’Malley, PT, DPT, CSCS – Nathan grew up in the suburbs south of Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State University for undergrad, graduating with a B.S. Ed in Sports Science and a minor in Creative Writing in 2018. During his undergraduate studies, Nathan provided personal training services as an Exercise Oncology Instructor at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 2021. While in PT school, Nathan participated in research on improving overground ambulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease and provided care in an Ohio State-affiliated pro-bono clinic. He found his passion for acute care during his clinical rotations, ranging from a small, rural Ohio hospital to an ICU and ED in Cape Coral, Florida. His specific clinical interests include high-acuity patients across diagnoses, implementing research into daily practice, and interdisciplinary care and coordination. Nathan enjoys weightlifting, sports of all kinds, hiking, reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with his friends and family in his free time.
Geriatric Physical Therapy ResidencyJonathon Zins, PT, DPT - Jonathan was born and raise in the great city of Columbus. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from THE Ohio State University and specialized in research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He enjoyed his time at OSU so much that he stayed for 3 more years and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021. Both the excellent faculty within the DPT program as well as his experience volunteering at his Grandmother’s nursing home as a child grew his love for providing excellent medical care for older adults. He co-developed a Parkinson’s disease continuing education course for PTs and OTs and has plans to begin teaching the course at rural medical facilities this year. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending intentional time with friends and family, engaging in “heart-level” conversations, and dreaming of starting a homestead with his wife, Allison. He owns goats and chickens at his mother’s home and would love to expand his family’s involvement in all things rural! Jonathan looks most forward to receiving mentorship from expert clinicians and enhancing his skills to provide top-notch care to older adults in Columbus.
Neurologic Physical Therapy
Sarah Boettner, PT, DPT - Sarah grew up throughout the East Coast and Midwest as a result of her parent’s job in the Army. She attended New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, Rhode Island where she graduated with her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2015 and her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science in 2017. Sarah developed a passion for neurological conditions through her classes, time spent working with the clinical staff, and volunteering as a teaching assistant and tutor. Sarah pursued her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Trine University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, completing this degree in May of 2021. Sarah completed a research case study on the implementation of a Pilates program with an individual with a spinal cord injury, on which she presented a poster at CSM in 2020. Sarah also contributed to Trine University’s pro bono clinic as the Documentation Coordinator and traveled to Jamaica with Therapy Missions to provide physical therapy to the underserved population with neurological conditions. Throughout her clinical experiences, Sarah developed a passion for spinal cord injury, vestibular, Parkinson’s Disease, and overall neuro-rehab. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys exploring Columbus, trying new foods, and spending time with her family, friends, and cat, Iris.
Summer Prevost, PT, DPT – Summer grew up near Columbus, OH and had a desire to become a physical therapist from a young age. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology/biology pre-physical therapy at Walsh University and completed her DPT degree at The Ohio State University. Her passion for neurologic physical therapy was not realized until her original scheduled clinical rotations in Nashville and Charleston were canceled due to COVID and she was placed by chance at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital – it was here that her commitment to neuro PT was made, and her interest in pursuing a residency was sparked. Summer then selected to complete an outpatient neurologic clinical in Phoenix, Arizona, and developed a particular interest in treating patients with brain injuries, leading to a practicum experience at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas within the Disorders of Consciousness program and specifically involving a research study regarding the verticalization with vestibular stimulation via robotic exoskeleton for patients with severe disorders of consciousness. Outside of work, Summer enjoys riding her horse and hiking/camping with her new puppy.
Oncologic Physical Therapy ResidencyAbigail Geiger, PT, DPT – Abby was born and raised in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Certificate in Global Health after traveling to Mukono, Uganda to explore the country’s access to healthcare. During her time at UW, Abby became involved in the national organization, Camp Kesem, providing support to children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, IL where she first realized her love for the cancer community could have a place in her future career and found an interest in teaching as an academic tutor. She believes that every physical therapist is an Oncology PT and is passionate about preparing entry-level clinicians to treat this population. Abby completed her final clinical experience in Columbus and is excited to be back! When she’s not at work, you can find her running at the nearest metro park or trying the newest flavor of ice cream at Jeni’s.
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy FellowshipNicholas Gulla, PT, DPT: Nick is joining The Ohio State University from his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University, where he was a Pro Bono clinic manager and co-founder of their AAOMPT student special interest group. Prior to graduate school, Nick studied biology and played baseball at Elizabethtown College. Outside of the clinic you can find him participating in various recreational sports, playing music, traveling, and training for his next marathon. Nick completed is orthopedic residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
Heidi Howald, PT, DPT – Heidi grew up in Reno, Nevada. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Minor in French from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. She worked as an aide for 3 years in an outpatient clinic in Reno before applying to physical therapy school. Heidi received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2020, where she was the president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists-Student Special Interest Group and completed clinical research on movement augmentation to develop balance strategies in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury. While in Chicago, Heidi also enjoyed volunteering with the Chicago Marathon Paralympic athletes and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. Her clinical interest include the spine, shoulder, and helping patients return to their favorite activities. Outside of the clinic, Heidi enjoys anything outdoors, trying different exercise classes, and catching up on the latest Netfilx craze. Heidi is excited to be in Columbus and continue to grow professionally in the Ohio State Orthopedic Residency.
Shelby York, PT, DPT – Shelby grew up throughout the east coast and midwest as a result of her father’s job in the Army. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Minor in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2017 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 2020. While at The Ohio State University, she served as class president and participated in clinical research involving the psychosocial factors and biomechanics in those with Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. Her clinical interests include psychosocial factors associated with care, concussions and the lower extremity. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and hiking. She is extremely excited to improve her clinical skills as a part of the OSU Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.
Lei Zhang, PT, DPT, MS – Lei calls Fairfax, VA home. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he double majored in Chemistry and Forensic Science. He then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry from St. John’s University in NYC. Lei worked as a Forensic Toxicologist for a number of years before switching careers and attended Physical Therapy School at the University of Miami. While in Physical Therapy school Lei was involved extensively in research projects ranging from knee pain in sailors, the effects of laser light on tattoos, and exercise effects on improving cognitive function. Lei has a passion for teaching and was a teaching assistant in many classes, with a particular love for teaching anatomy. During his free time, Lei volunteered at Sabrina’s Beach day which gave people with disabilities an opportunity to experience the ocean in a safe environment. Lei is interested in pain neuroscience and has a special interest in working with tactical athletes. Outside of work, he is an avid cycler and completed the Washington D.C to Pittsburgh round trip ride in 6 days! Lei also enjoys weightlifting and competing in kettlebell sport. He held a US national record in kettlebell sport for most snatches with a 28kg kettlebell in 10 minutes. Lei had the opportunity to compete in the Arnold Classic and is looking forward to more adventures here in Columbus, Ohio.
Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship
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Sports Physical Therapy Residency
David Bennion, PT, DPT - David was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and completed both his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah. David’s interest in sports physical therapy originated in his childhood dream of becoming a paleontologist. He loved learning how dinosaurs lived through studying their fossil records. Through his own participation in sports he learned how a similar understanding of human anatomy and physiology could be utilized to enhance athletic performance and rehabilitation from injury. During his time in practice David participated on clinical teams implementing blood flow restriction training and updating return to sport testing protocols following ACL reconstruction. His clinical interests include rehabilitation from knee, ankle, and foot injuries. Outside the clinic David enjoys spending time with his wife and son, biking, and supporting Liverpool F.C.
Erin Krogh, PT, DPT, AT - Erin is originally from West Fargo, North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2016 and a Masters of Athletic Training degree in 2017. Afterward, she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The Ohio State University in 2020, while also working as needed as an Athletic Trainer for Nationwide Children's Hospital covering pediatric community events around Columbus. During PT school, Erin participated in clinical research on the landing mechanics of the knee post ACL reconstruction and was a finalist for the Excellence in Research award for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Erin solidified her passion for outpatient orthopedics/sports through her AT and PT experiences as a student and professional working with patients of all ages and activity levels, including collegiate sports teams, high school athletes, and active older adults. Her clinical interests include injury prevention, on-field injury management, return to sport/activity, and optimizing biomechanical performance of activities.
Danny McAndrew, PT, DPT - Danny was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. Due to various sports injuries in high school, he spent a large amount of time in a physical therapy clinic. When it came time to decide on a profession, he wanted to be able to give future athletes the same chance to continue doing what they love the same way his physical therapists did for him. After graduating from Truman State University in 2016 with his B.S. in Exercise Science, Danny continued his education at Creighton University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. While at Creighton, he worked with athletes of all ages, sports, and experience. In addition to his participation in various research projects pertaining to ACL rehab and return to sport protocols, Danny led and presented his own running-based research project at national and international conferences. His clinical interests include running biomechanics, return to sport/throwing criteria, ACL rehabilitation, and UCL rehabilitation. Danny and his wife, Katelyn, got married in May 2020, and love exploring parks with their dog, Nettle.
Upper Extremity FellowshipJoseph Hallock PT, DPT - Joe grew up in Fargo North Dakota and graduated from Concordia University in Moorhead Minnesota with his Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2017. During undergrad, he played baseball for Concordia which lead him into the field of sports and rehabilitation. Joe attended Physical Therapy School at The University of Mary in Bismarck from 2017-2020 where a majority of his clinical rotations were with sports medicine facilities. While in Physical Therapy School he was an assistant coach for baseball at Bismarck State College for 2 years and The University of Mary for 1. While coaching his main duties were helping with player arm care routines, pre-season physical screening as well as coaching hitting and catchers. He completed a Sports Residency at The University of North Dakota in 2021, primarily working with UND Football providing sideline coverage at all games during the 2020-2021 season. At UND he worked with quarterbacks specifically to put together pre-season arm strength and in season arm care routines. Joe prioritizes combining his personal experiences with athletes, education in physical therapy and psychology to work with patients to improve clinical care. When he’s not working he is either with his fiancé Lynae and their son Knox or trying to relive the glory days playing in a men’s league baseball game.
Women's Health Residency
Jennifer Goss, PT, DPT - Jennifer was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but spent most her life in Wisconsin where she received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Later she moved to North Chicago, Illinois where she completed her degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2020. During her time in graduate school she gained a Level 1 certification in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in order to pursue her interest in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. While at Rosalind Franklin she completed a 10 week clinical rotation at a pelvic floor specialty outpatient clinic in the Chicagoland suburbs, helped many women return to their prior level of function in this specialty clinic and taught a lecture to inpatient care physical therapists on how to identify people with pelvic health dysfunctions. Her clinical interests include pelvic pain, chronic pelvic pain and antepartum/post-partum care. She believes in educating her health care teams and local community about the importance of providing care for people with pelvic floor dysfunctions. Other than helping people, she enjoys the outdoors where you can find her camping or swimming in a nearby lake and spending quality time with family and friends.