Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency is an APTA-credentialed, 13-month clinical residency that begins in July.
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency allows for residents to complete clinical work at state-of-the-art physical therapy facilities in the greater Columbus area.
Through physical therapy, Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a pediatric program specifically for children ages 0-18 years of age who have a temporary or permanent disability due to injury, disease or birth defect. The goal of our PT program is to help children enjoy life by attaining their optimal level of independence.Learn More About Physical Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital
What You Need to Know
Residents will participate in approximately 8 hours of weekly one-on-one mentored patient care with our residency program staff and 4-8 hours of weekly non-mentored learning opportunities, in addition to 28 hours a week of direct patient care. A portion of the residency program functions within the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) through The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center.
The residency staff includes Board Certified Pediatric Specialists with faculty and staff of Nationwide Children’s and The Ohio State University.
Unique Educational Opportunities include involvement in various multidisciplinary clinics, participating in clinical research and completing leadership projects in addition to lecturing to other therapists and students as well as to the community.
The resident will have online access to educational materials through The Ohio State University Library and can receive research assistance from our Evidence Based Practice and Research Coordinators.
The resident will be employed full time by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will receive a benefits package including medical and retirement (403B) plans. The salary is very competitive compared to similar programs throughout the nation.
Application & Selection
Meet Our Faculty
- Kathryn Iammarino, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS
- Lori Grisez, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Rachel Ferrante, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Andrea Todd, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Jill C. Heathcock, MPT, PhD, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
- Linda Pax Lowes, PT, PhD, Principal Investigator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Pediatrics
- Lindsay Alfano, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Lindsey Tobias, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
"Participating in a pediatric physical therapy residency was the best professional decision I have made thus far. The didactic and service learning, research opportunities, inter- and multidisciplinary teamwork, and assistant teaching experiences have afforded me a well-rounded skill set to help improve activity and participation levels for children and families. The rich mentorship from pediatric certified specialists and other healthcare professionals with years of clinical and research experiences provides life-long resources and fosters the development of enhanced clinical problem solving and patient and family compassion for achieving best outcomes."
- Nicholas S. Kelly, PT, DPT - Pediatric Physical Therapist
"Completing a residency program was challenging and positively impacted my career and professional development. The learning that occurred during my residency was invaluable in helping me become the best therapist I can be."
- Lindsey Tobias, PT, DPT