Helen J Carey, PT, MHS, PCS :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Helen J Carey, PT, DHSc, PCS

Helen J Carey, PT, DHSc, PCS

Physical Therapy
Developmental Physical Therapy Team

Contact Information

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4515
FX: (614) 722-6746
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Helen Carey, PT, DHSc, PCS is a staff physical therapist in Clinical Therapies at Nationwide Children's Hospital with primary responsibilities in the Neonatal Developmental Follow Up Clinic. She is the local Bayley-certified examiner for the Neonatal Research Network, as well as the director of The Nisonger Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter and lectured/presented at the local and national level on a variety of topics related to disabilities and clinical outcomes. She has been an APTA Pediatric Certified Clinical Specialist since 1999.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Spasticity management and outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
  • Early identification and treatment of disabilities
  • Clinical outcome measures
  • Spasticity management and outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
  • Training and mentoring

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Clinical outcomes and measurement tools
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Early identification of disability

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • University of Kentucky
    Date Completed: 12/01/1993

Graduate School

  • University of Indianapolis
    Date Completed: 12/01/1999

Graduate School

  • University of Indianapolis
    Date Completed: 05/02/2015


  • Clinical Therapies

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 05/30/2000


  • Cheatham SL, Carey H, Chisolm JL, Heathcock JC, Steward D. Early results of neurodevelopment following hybrid stage I for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Mar;36(3):685-91. doi: 10.1007/s00246-014-1065-5. PubMed ID: 25380966
  • Carey H, Heathcock JC. Commentary on "plyometric training: effectiveness and optimal duration for children with unilateral cerebral palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Summer;26(2):179. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000013. PubMed ID: 24675115
  • Christensen C, Landsettle A, Antoszewski S, Ballard BB, Carey H, Pax Lowes L. Conservative management of congenital muscular torticollis: an evidence-based algorithm and preliminary treatment parameter recommendations. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2013 Nov;33(4):453-66. doi: 10.3109/01942638.2013.764959. PubMed ID: 23387981
  • Carey H, Long T. The pediatric physical therapist's role in promoting and measuring participation in children with disabilities. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012 Summer;24(2):163-70. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31824c8ea2. PubMed ID: 22466385

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 2003-Present
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 1992-Present
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