The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), in conjunction with the Physical Therapy program in The OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is proud to offer a clinical residency program for physical therapists interested in pursuing a career in neurologic physical therapy.  The Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The program offers high quality clinical, educational, and research opportunities to prepare physical therapists to become board certified neurologic specialists. The mission of the program is to graduate practitioners with advanced knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors that will shape the future of neurologic physical therapy through research, education and patient care.

The program is 12 months in length beginning each year in August. For more details about the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program please refer to the following documents:
 

Alumni Resident Snapshots

Ulanowski Elizabeth 825x990Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: Bellarmine University and Norton Healthcare 

Title: Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, School of Movement and Rehabilitation at Bellarmine University 

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency:Founder and Director of the accredited Bellarmine University and Norton Healthcare Neurologic Residency; Managed an outpatient Movement Disorder Clinic at Norton Healthcare for ~3 years before moving full time to a teaching position in the DPT program at Bellarmine University; Started and facilitate Parkinson's wellness retreat (2x/year), Parkinson's golf clinic (2x/year), Huntington's disease exercise group (weekly) and facilitated launching a yoga class for individuals with essential tremor; Presented research at CSM every year; published 2 peer-reviewed articles, and co-wrote an ebook on Physical Therapy Neurology.

 

Zajac Hannah 825x990Hannah Zajac PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: University of Vermont Health Network- Central Vermont Medical Center

Title: Clinical Lead for Neurorehabilitation and Inpatient rehabilitation

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: I have been actively involved on the state level and within our health network to develop a concussion management and treatment program/guideline, to develop an outpatient neurologic rehabilitation program, and have put on several continuing education events on concussion management and vestibular rehab. 

 

Banhos Meredith 825x990Meredith Banhos, PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)

Title: Education and Evidence Based Practice Team Lead; Clinical Director of PT Neurologic Residency Program; Physical Therapist on the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Teams;

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: Co-Director of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency program; co-presented on "Ambulation after Stroke:Training Intensely and with Purpose" at a Stroke Symposium; co-presented video-based case studies on "CNS Neoplasms" at international IV STEP 2016 conference; co-author on web-based publication Physical Therapy for Adults with Central Nervous System Neoplasms: A Video-Based Case Series; helped develop Dodd Rehab Hospital's Disorders of Consciousness Program; presented at TBI Model Systems Leadership Conference for 3 consecutive years; guest lecturer/lab instructor for OSU's DPT program; started After Hours: Group Exercise Class for inpatient participants at Dodd Hall.

 

MacLean Meghan 825x990Meghan MacLean, PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)

Title: Physical Therapist on the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Teams; Faculty Member of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency Program

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: Joined faculty of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency program; co-presented on "Ambulation after Stroke:Training Intensely and with Purpose" at an interdisciplinary Stroke Symposium; co-presented video-based case studies on "CNS Neoplasms" at international IV STEP 2016 conference; co-author on web-based publication Physical Therapy for Adults with Central Nervous System Neoplasms: A Video-Based Case Series; helped develop Dodd Rehab Hospital's Disorders of Consciousness Program; guest lab instructor for Ohio State's D PT program during several courses in the neurologic curriculum.

 

Warner Vanessa 825x990Vanessa Warner, PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Title: Physical Therapist, Neuro Clinical Mentor

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency graduation: 1) Became one of six neuro clinical mentors throughout our network as part of NRH's mentorship program for new grads; 2) Completed training to conduct wheelchair evaluations and now lead the seating and mobility clinic at our outpatient site.

 

 

Swanson Kathryn 825x990Kathryn Swanson, PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

Title: PT Coordinator of Stroke and Cardiac Unit

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: Assessment therapist on large multi-site telerehab research trial; Presenter for multidisciplinary symposium on emerging technologies and trends in stroke rehab; Coordinator of inpatient stroke program;

PT staff mentor and practice resource

 

Willett Matthew 825x990Matthew Willett PT, DPT, NCS

Employment: Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University

Title: Staff Physical Therapist/Neurologic Residency Mentor at Dodd Rehabilitation

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: Faculty Member of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency Program

  

 

 

Kelly Kris 825x990Kris Kelly, PT, DPT, EdM

Employment: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Title: Post-doctoral Researcher in the Brain Imaging and Neurorecovery Lab

Professional activities/accomplishments since residency: Began PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at OSU, preparation and submission of my first manuscript as first author (still waiting on decision, fingers crossed!), acceptance of pre-conference course proposal for ACRM 2017 in October. 

 

Residents have the unique opportunity to treat patients with diverse neurologic diagnoses across the acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings at the OSUMC.  Each resident spends time working in the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) that provides state-of-the art rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury at Dodd Hall, a nationally-ranked rehabilitation center. This position also includes teaching responsibilities of entry-level neurologic and geriatric laboratories in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy. Residents also participate in clinical research and complete a case study during their residency year.  Residents are provided opportunities to have personal input regarding learning experiences based on their interests.

Residents will be employed full time by the OSUMC, including a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with revenue-generating clinic time. Residents do not pay tuition and most texts needed for the program are provided with no cost. Enrollment in academic courses at OSU is free for the resident.

Eligibility: 

  • Those eligible for physical therapy licensure in the state of Ohio
  • APTA membership required throughout residency
  • Application deadlines and materials

Applications will be accepted from October 1st until February 14th. Top candidates will be interviewed on the OSU campus during March and April
The application should be completed through APTA's centralized application system (RF-PTCAS) at http://www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS
A non-refundable $25 application fee must be mailed to Anne Kloos (see address below):

(Payment must be made by check. Please make checks out to "OSUWMC- OP Rehab Services")

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS
Education and Research Coordinator, OSUMC Neurologic PT Residency Program
516 Atwell Hall
453 West 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 688-5942
Fax: (614) 292-0210
E-mail: Kloos.4@osu.edu

To obtain more information about the residency program, please contact Anne Kloos at kloos.4@osu.edu

 

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