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
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.
Gina Hounam is the Audiology Program Manager and has practiced audiology in a variety of settings for over 12 years.
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.
Lindsey Boyer Pauline, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist with more than a decade experience in acute care, rehab and outpatient services.
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.