Neuro PT GroupThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), in conjunction with the Physical Therapy program in the 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:
 

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.

Compensation and Benefits:

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

Application:

Applications will be accepted from October 1st until January 15th. 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/RFPTCASA 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

 

Why Choose the OSUMC Neurologic PT Residency Program


OSUMC Highlights

  • Dodd Rehab Hospital and Martha Morehouse are 1 of only 6 sites across the nation that is designated as both TBI and SCI Model Systems (only site in Ohio) allowing for research and patient care collaboration with other sites
  • We are 1 of only 2 IRFs in Ohio holding both TBI and SCI specialty programs.
  • Provide high level care as demonstrated throughout our CARF accredited programs (Dodd Hall/IP: TBI, CVA, Oncology and SCI) (Martha Morehouse/OP: TBI, CVA, SCI); Martha Morehouse is only CARF CVA program in Ohio and 1 of 2 in surrounding 5 states
  • 1 of 5 sites Nationwide offering therapies under the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Neuro Recovery Network
  • Medical Campus and research involvement facilitates participation in Nationwide/worldwide opportunities as realized with IV Step Conference held at OSU in 2016 to shape future practice in Neurologic Physical Therapy. 
 

Residency Highlights

  • 100% FIRST TIME pass rate from prior resident graduates on Board Certification Specialist Exam in Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Specialized program offerings of which Neurologic resident is involved
    • Concussion Program
    • Neuro Recovery Network: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    • Disorders of Consciousness Program
    • OSU Community Exercise programs
      • Parkinson’s exercise Class: Moving with Purpose, Walking with Purpose, Exercise with Purpose
      • MS: Ohio State Scarlet & Grey Aquatics
      • TBI: yoga
    • Assistive Technology and Return to Driving
      • Assistive Technology Center
      • Rehabilitation Driving Program
  • OPR is also a TBI and SCI Model System Site
    • OPR Specialty Programs
      • SCI, TBI, CVA and MS
      • Vestibular, Amputee and Concussion
      • Assistive Technology and Return to Driving
      • Adapted Sports Institute
      • Community exercise programs
      • PD: Moving with Purpose, Walking with Purpose, Exercise with Purpose
      • MS: Ohio State Scarlet & Grey Aquatics
      • TBI: Yoga
  • CARF accreditation – we are the only OPR CVA CARF accredited facility in OH and 1 of 2 in the five surrounding states
  • Neuro Recovery Network - 1 of 5 clinical sites Nationwide offering therapies under the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Neuro Recovery Network

Hear from Prior Residents

Our People


Program Directors

Anne Kloos Meet the Residency Staff

Education and Research Coordination for Neurologic PT Residency Program
Anne Kloos PT, PhD, NCS

Employment: The Ohio State University Physical Therapy Division

 

Title: Professor Clinical; Education and Research Director of the OSU Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
Professional activities/accomplishments: Teach adult neurorehabilitation and neuroscience courses in the OSU DPT Program and conduct research on balance and gait interventions and fall prevention in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases; currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy; served as the Chair of the Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group and of the Neurologic Residency Curriculum Task Force for the American Physical Therapy Association.

Involvement in residency: oversee curricular and research aspects of the residency program

Meredith Banhos Meet the Residency StaffClinical Director for Neurologic PT Residency Program
Meredith 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: Co-Director of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency program (since 2013); OSU PT Neurologic Residency Graduate (2012); 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 (since 2013); started After Hours: Group Exercise Class for inpatient participants at Dodd Hall

Involvement in residency: Clinical Director of PT Neurologic Residency Program specializing in spinal cord and brain injury

Inpatient Clinical Faculty - Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital

Maclean Meghan Meet the Residency StaffMeghan MacLean PT, DPT, NCS
 
Employment: Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)
 
Title: Staff Physical Therapist on the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Teams; Faculty Member of Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency Program
Professional activities/accomplishments: 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; assisted in developing Dodd Rehab Hospital's Disorders of Consciousness Program; guest lecturer and lab instructor for Ohio State's D PT program during several courses in the neurologic curriculum; Volunteer at Faith Mission Clinic to provide PT services to uninsured and underinsured individuals; Initiated and coordinate monthly PT Journal Club.
 
Involvement in residency: Clinical Faculty Member/Mentor at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital specializing in brain and spinal cord injury

Matthew Willett Meet the Residency StaffMatthew Willett PT, DPT, NCS
 
Employment: Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University
 
Title: Staff Physical Therapist on Vascular and General Medical teams at Dodd Rehab Hospital; Faculty member of Ohio State’s Neurologic Residency Program
 
Professional activities/accomplishments: 2015 graduate of OSU’s Neurologic PT Residency Program; 2016 joined Ohio State's Neurologic PT Residency Program as Clinical Faculty Member; PT Lead for inpatient rehab program (Service Delivery Quality Initiative) to facilitate interdisciplinary communication/teamwork to improve patient outcomes and employee satisfaction; certified in i-limb prosthetics
 
Involvement in Residency: 2016-present Clinical Faculty Member/Mentor at Dodd Rehabilitation hospital specializing in stroke rehab, degenerative neurologic diseases and vestibular dysfunction

Outpatient Clinical Faculty - Martha Moreohouse

Alicia Almond Meet the Residency StaffAlicia Kempton PT, DPT, NCS
 
Employment: Outpatient Rehabilitation at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)
 
Title: Brain Injury Team Lead
 
Physical Therapist on Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Teams (since 2015); NeuroRecovery Network Team Member (since 2015); Member of OSU’s Adapted Sports and Wellness group
 
Professional activities/accomplishments: 
2015 Graduate of OSU’s Neurologic PT Residency Program
Clinical Faculty Member of Ohio State’s Neurologic PT Residency Program (2015-present)
Guest lab instructor for OSU’s DPT program: Neurologic curriculum and Sports Elective-PCS Management
Certified in performing ISNCSCI Exam (AIS Exam); PWR! Certified; Certified in multiple rehab technologies: Bioness, WalkAide, xCite, FES cycle/SAGE, SAFE Gait, Dynavision
 
Presented on “Somatosensory Stimulation with Massed Practice: Case Series on Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury” at Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) 2015; Author of OSU’s 2017 P2P: Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) Clinical Practice Guideline: PT ; Presented on Unique Considerations for the Brain Injury Population for Implementation of the Locomotor Training CPG at 2019 TBI Model Systems National Conference; Presented Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Understanding the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test (BCTT) at the 2019 Brain Health & Performance Summit
 
Involvement in Residency: Clinical Faculty Member at Outpatient Rehab specializing in TBI and SCI rehab (2015-present)

Marisa Brown Meet the Residency StaffMissy Brown PT, DPT
 
Employment:  Outpatient Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
 
Title: Program Coordinator of the Spinal Cord Injury and NeuroRecovery Network Teams (2018); Physical Therapist on the Spinal Cord Injury Team and general Neurologic Rehab team member (since 2010)
 
Professional activities/accomplishments:  Graduated from Ohio State University’s DPT program in 2009 and has spent duration of career working within OSU’s Outpatient Neurological Rehab and the NeuroRecovery Network; became the first Program Coordinator for the Spinal Cord Injury Team in 2018;  has helped expand the Neurologic Residency Program since becoming a Faculty Mentor; guest lecturer/lab instructor for OSU’s DPT program; certified in performing ISNCSCI Exam (ASIA exam);  PWR! Certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson Disease; certified on multiple rehab technologies including Bioness, Walk Aide, FES cycle/SAGE and Dynavision; Lead therapist on specialty pediatric spinal cord injury case and co-author on publication in Physical Therapy Journal (2014); Two poster presentations CSM 2014 and related abstract publications in Neurologic Physical Therapy (2014) and Archives Phys. Med, Rehab (2015). 
 
Residency Involvement:  Residency Faculty Member: Outpatient Rehabilitation mentor since 2013

Resident Alumni

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