Teresa Paulsen
Teresa Paulsen

Welcome to the central Ohio community. We work hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients. To help our patients reach their recovery goals, in a safe and compassionate environment, our experienced therapists develop an individualized plan of care. Each plan is designed to get back to activity, back to work, and most importantly, back to life.

Discover the power of physical therapy today with NovaCare Rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact me directly at (614) 224-1090 or [email protected].

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  • Community Details
    Professional Recognition
    Columbus Market's WorkStrategies Program

    NovaCare Rehabilitation offers complete work conditioning programs via our WorkStrategies Program at theNortheast, Metro and Grove City North offices and is proud to announce the addition of the New Albany, Delaware and Reynoldsburg offices as providers.

    • Northeast - P: 614.895.1090
    • Metro - P: 614.224.1090
    • Grove City North - P: 614.539.5301
    • New Albany - P: 614.855.8030
    • Delaware - P: 740.369.5633
    • Reynoldsburg - P: 614.866.8459

    NovaCare is dedicated to providing solutions for workers' compensation. Our work conditioning program is a physical exercise program designed to restore job-specific flexibility, strength and endurance for return-to-work following injury. We partner with employers, case managers, payors and insurers to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.

    Programs We Offer
    Now Treating With...Dry Needling

    Dry Needling (DN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) or Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), is a modern, Western medical modality. DN is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points. DN is NOT acupuncture.

    Clinical Procedure: DN is considered a physical medicine modality that does not require any specialized equipment; therefore, patients do not need to do any type of preparation for this procedure. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks. Frequency of treatment is different for individuals; however, it is recommended that repeat DN not be done on the same areas within 48-72 hours. For the maximum results, DN is used with other modalities and exercises in the center.

    What type of conditions can be treated with Dry Needling? DN can be used to treat a wide variety of medical issues, including low back and neck pain (including radiculopathy); shoulder and arm pain (tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement); hip and leg pain (sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm); foot (ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis); headache; face and jaw (TMJ) pain; fibromyalgia and much more

    Are there side effects/complications after treatment? Many patients will feel soreness ranging from a few hours to a few days, which is a normal response. Bruising is can sometimes occur within blood vessel areas. Any time needles are used, there is a risk of infection. At NovaCare, your therapist will use a single-packed, disposable, and sterile needle during each treatment to reduce this risk.

    For more information about how dry needling can help reduce your pain, please contact a center near you:

    • Delaware 740.369.5633
    • East 614.864.1089
    • Gahanna 614.470.6240
    • Grove City North 614.539.5301
    • Hilliard 614.850.0680
    • Metro-Downtown 614.224.1090
    • New Albany 614.855.8030
    • Northeast 614.895.1090
    • Pataskala 740.964.0154
    • Westerville North 614.865.8733
    • Worthington 614.888.7288
  • Services & Offerings
    Our highly-respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being.  We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals.  Our commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated by our high-quality clinical care, positive interaction with patients, complete and timely communication to physicians and case managers, patient education programs, convenient locations and prompt appointment availability.  We offer the following programs and services:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Incontinence
    • Low Back Rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Maternal Wellness
    • Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Orthotics
    • Osteoporosis
    • Senior Wellness
    • Sports Performance
    • TMJ Rehabilitation
    • Women's Health
    • Graston
    WorkStrategies® Program

    Today, America's employers are very much at risk - paying nearly one billion dollars per week in workers' compensation costs.  Through the WorkStrategies® Program, our main objectives are to: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries; achieve higher levels of employee functionality; and reduce the employer's TOTAL workers' compensation costs and lost work time.

    We partner with employers, case managers, claim managers, TPAs, and insurance companies to provide innovative an cost-effective SOLUTIONS for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.

    The WorkStrategies® Program offers the following services:

    • Acute (Work-site) Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Care Management Office
    • Early Symptom Intervention
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Injury Prevention & Ergonomics
    • Post-Offer Employment Testing
    • Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
  • Patient Forms
    Patient Information Forms
    Please print, complete, and bring with you at your first appointment:
    Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
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