The Leader in Pediatric Therapy, Evaluation, Treatment and Research
Clinical Therapy Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital are provided to children of all ages, from newborn through adolescence.
Licensed therapists provide one-on-one evaluation, treatment and care and work in direct contact with your child's physician and medical team to allow for an integrated team approach for treatment.
Services are provided through the continuum of care - inpatient, home and outpatient care.
The Department of Audiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital diagnoses hearing loss in children and provides a full range of services, including pediatric hearing aids and cochlear implants.
A leader in pediatric massage therapy, Nationwide Children’s is one of the only children’s hospitals to staff a department of full-time, licensed massage therapists.
Occupational Therapy focuses on facilitating development, enhancing function and maximizing independence in all daily life activities.
Physical Therapy refers to the treatment methods used to develop or restore movement, promote healing and function and educate children and their families.
Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy team works closely with Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to help rehabilitate and return children to their previous function level.
Our team provides diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic treatment for speech, language and voice disorders for patients up to age 21.
Therapeutic Recreation uses play activities to treat children with disabled function caused by trauma or disease.
Meet our Leadership
James Marrie is the Director of Clinical Therapies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Michelle Byars is the Outpatient Physical Therapy Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Candace Coffman is the Mansfield Close To Home Center Director of Operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Gina M. Hounam is the Audiology Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Megan McKim is the Clinical Therapies Behavioral Health Clinical Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Sara O’Rourke is the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Lindsey Boyer Pauline is the Speech Language Pathologist Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Slawomir Sarna is the Inpatient Therapies Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
David Wessells is the Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy Program Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.