Clinical Therapies

The Leader in Pediatric Therapy, Evaluation, Treatment and Research

Clinical Therapies

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.

Our Departments

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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.

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Massage Therapy

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.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on facilitating development, enhancing function and maximizing independence in all daily life activities.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy refers to the treatment methods used to develop or restore movement, promote healing and function and educate children and their families.

Teenage Girls Talking Outside

Physical Therapy - Sports and Orthopedic

Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy team works closely with Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to help rehabilitate and return children to their previous function level.

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Speech Pathology

Our team provides diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic treatment for speech, language and voice disorders for patients up to age 21.

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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation uses play activities to treat children with disabled function caused by trauma or disease.

Meet our Leadership

James P Marrie

Jim Marrie has been with Nationwide Children's since 2003 and has been a Physical Therapist since 2001. He is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Gina M. Hounam

Gina Hounam is the Audiology Program Manager and has practiced audiology in a variety of settings for over 12 years.

Michelle E Byars

Michelle Byars is the Outpatient OT/PT Program Manager and has practiced pediatric physical therapy in a variety of settings including schools, homes, hospitals, and out-patient clinics.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Lindsey Boyer Pauline

Lindsey Boyer Pauline, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist with more than a decade experience in acute care, rehab and outpatient services.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

David A Wessells

David Wessells is a 1999 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Physical Therapy. Since that time, he has practiced in diverse settings throughout the country.

Our Clinics

Dublin Close To Home Center on Perimeter Dr.
5700 Perimeter Drive
Suite A
Dublin, OH 43017

Dublin Close to Home Center on Venture Dr.
Medical Office Building
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

Dublin Sports and Orthopedic Center
5680 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

East Columbus Close To Home Center
6499 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43213

Hilliard Close To Home Center
4363 All Seasons Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Main Campus
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Ontario Close to Home Center
2003 West Fourth St. 
Suite 205
Ontario, OH 44906 

Orthopedic Center
479 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
584 County Line Road W.
Westerville, OH 43082

Westerville Close To Home Center on N. Cleveland Ave.
433 N. Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Our Assistive Technology Collaborative Clinic provides assessment of the full spectrum of assistive technologies which promote functional independence and quality of life.