Berner Theresa 825x990Overview

Rehabilitation Clinic Manager for the Assistive Technology Center

Suite 3339 Morehouse Care Center
2050 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43221


Professional Areas of Interest

  • Assistive Technology in wheelchair seating
  • Driving rehabilitation,
  • Computer access,
  • Smart clinic
  • Adapted sports

Research Focus

  • Adapted Sports
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Outcomes
  • Assistive Technology

Recent Publications

DiGiovine, C.P., Koontz, A., Berner, T., Kim, D., Schmeler, Cooper, R., Coper, R., Wheelchair’s and Seating Systems. In Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Sixth Edition. (Pages 261-290). Philadelphia PA., Elsevier

Baria, M., Miller, M., Berner, T., Hake, T., Kim, D., Magnussen, R., Durgam, S., PhD.  Platelet-rich Plasma Content of Active Spinal Cord Injured Patients; A Controlled Laboratory Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: September 21, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue -  doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001602

Faieta, J., Schmeler, M., Schiappa, V., Hand, B., Schein,R.,  Saptono, A., Berner,T. DiGiovine, C.P.,  Evaluation of Service Delivery Effectiveness Through Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: December 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 12 - p 1072-1078 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001245

Recent Presentations

Berner, T. Considerations for delivering effective, efficient, and engaging presentations. OSUMC OT Fellowship Grand Rounds. August 2020. The OSU Medical Center. Columbus Ohio.

Berner, T., Professional Behavior and Ethical Considerations. OSUMC OT Fellowship Grand Rounds. June 2020. The OSU Medical Center . Columbus Ohio.

Berner, T., Brown, R., Erickson, D., Dexter, B., Powell, K., Delivering Effective SCI Rehabilitation Therapies Through Telemedicine. Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Webinar. 6/26/2020

Berner, T., DiGiovine, C., Roesler, T., Faieta, J. Manual Wheelchair Propulsion – An update on the literature, and the application in clinical practice. ISS March 2020
Vancouver British Columbia

Berner, T., Increasing Independence in Mobility by Understanding Options for Complex Rehabilitation Technology Adena Medical Physician Grand Rounds. 1/29/2020/ Adena Health System. Adena Ohio

Major Awards

  • 5/2018 Ohio State 2018 Outstanding Clinical Partner Award. The Ohio State University OT Division
  • 3/2017 Values in Action Award. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • 9/2016 TLC Distinguished Clinical Award, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
  • 8/2016 Certificate of Appreciation for extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Occupational Therapy in the state of Ohio. Ohio Occupational Therapy Association

Courses Taught

  • OT 7411


  • 1993 MOT, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio