Our licensed physical therapists are committed to providing the most current, evidence-based physical therapy practices to assess strength, range of motion, posture, gait, stair skills, balance, coordination, endurance, and ball skills. This assessment helps to determine any functional limitations that may lead to deficits in functional mobility and functional activities limiting participation in the child’s natural environment. Our physical therapists provide services to patients with diagnoses that include: autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, apraxia, ataxia, autoimmune disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Dravet syndrome, congenital shortened femur, 5p minus (Cri du Chat), dyspraxia, FG syndrome, fragile X syndrome, microcephaly, mitochondrial disease, peripheral neuropathy, sensory processing disorder, traumatic brain injury, tuberous sclerosis, and Williams syndrome. Treatment programs can include: therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activity, gait/running/stair training, balance training, neuromuscular re-education, aerobic conditioning, stretching, and orthotic recommendations. Treatment sessions consist of play-based interventions that are functional for the child.
We currently have a short waiting list for new physical therapy clients. Please contact the Helping Hands Center Physical Therapy Department at 614-262-7520 ext 109 to schedule an evaluation.
We offer outpatient appointments during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (last appointment begins at 5:15 pm)
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (last appointment begins at 1:15 pm)
* Sessions usually last 45 minutes and are scheduled according to therapists’ availability
Helping Hands Center currently accepts the following sources of payment for physical therapy services: Medicaid, Franklin or Delaware County funding, and private payment. For more information regarding payment sources please contact the HHC main office at 614-262-7520.
Meet Our Physical Therapists
Laura Eff, PT firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Eff started the physical therapy program at Helping Hands Center in January of 2009. She obtained her degree from The Ohio State University in 2001. Laura has practiced in various settings including inpatient rehab, acute care, and skilled nursing, but her real passion has always been working with children. Laura is a proud mom of two children, Austin and Alexis. She loves spending time with her husband and her children, as well as traveling, running, and scrapbooking.
Allie Hoffman, PT, DPT, CCCE email@example.com
Allie, HHC’s Physical Therapy Supervisor, is a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a graduate specialization in Early Intervention. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Pediatric Section since 2007. Allie also serves as the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) for physical therapy students completing their clinical rotations at HHC. She has a background in dance and is the creator and coordinator of HHC’s Dance Club, an adapted extra-curricular dance program for students at HHC. Allie and her husband Casey enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants.
Brianne Froese, PT, DPT firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianne graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a graduate specialization in Early Intervention. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Ohio State University. Brianne lives in Hilliard with her husband, son and golden retriever. In her free time she can be found outdoors, baking, traveling or sewing.
Jessica Brock, PT, DPT email@example.com
Jessica graduated from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with graduate specializations in Early Intervention and Research. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Pediatric Section since 2008. Jessica enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with her husband, Neal, and her Corgi, Gus.
Volunteer Opportunities and Clinical Rotations for DPT Students
Helping Hands Center welcomes high school and undergraduate students who are interested in shadowing in the field of pediatric physical therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy students on clinical rotations with an interest in pediatrics. If you are interested, please contact Allie Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective students should contact Allie at email@example.com.