Helen Carey, PT, DHSc, PCS

Nisonger Center - UCEDD
OSU Wexner Medical Center/Office of Health Sciences
The Ohio State University
357 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Phone: 614-685-6706
Email: helen.carey@osumc.edu
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Last Updated: September 18, 2017

 

Discipline Coordinators: Physical Therapy
 
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis, IN
Doctor of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy (DHS); 2015
University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis, IN
Master of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy (MHS); 1999
University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy (BHS); 1993
Service: My clinical interests include interdisciplinary teams, developmental assessments, orthotic management, cerebral palsy, clinical education, and motor learning. I have more recently taken an active role in NICU follow up with interests in early identification of disability and effectiveness of Early Intervention programs. My research interests are varied but often focus on cerebral palsy.

Vita/Bio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Nisonger Center UCEDD at The Ohio State University;

      Columbus, OH; 2000-2004; July 2005-present (part-time position)

Position:  Physical Therapy LEND Faculty Coordinator; Director of Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH; 2000-2002; April 2005- present

Position:  Physical Therapist- Center for Perinatal Research

  • Physical Therapy Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University; Summer Quarters 2002- present

            Position: guest lecturer; Clinical Instructor

·         Franklin County Educational Service Center; Columbus, OH; 1999-2000

  • Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati, OH; 1995-1999

  • Anderson Area Medical Center; Anderson, SC; 1993-1995

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING (past 5 years)

  • “Pediatric Physical Therapy.” Summer Quarters 2002-present. School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences/Ohio State University.  Guest lecturer for topics on Orthotic Management and Developmental Assessments in Pediatric Physical Therapy.
  •  “Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.” and “Interdisciplinary Perspectives in ASD.” LEND core courses at The Nisonger Center/Ohio State University. Course Instructor 2001-2010, Presenter, 2001-present. Specific lectures on Interdisciplinary Teams, Motor Development in Autism, and Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy and Premature Infants.
  • “Working with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families.” OSU School of Social Work guest lecture; March, 2013.

           

 

RESEARCH SUPPORT

Grantor: The Columbus Foundation

Title: Promoting Healthy Fitness and Nutrition Lifestyle Habits Among Adults with Developmental Disabilities Through Community Programs.

1/1/2013- 12/31/2013

The goal of this project is to support fitness and nutrition programming for adults with developmental disabilities living in the community.

Role: Co- Primary Investigator

 

Grantor: The APTA Section on Pediatrics

Title: Determining the Minimal Detectable Change and the Minimal Clinical Important Difference of the Timed Up & Go Test for Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy.

1/1/2014- 12/31/2014

The goal of this project is to determine the MDC and MCID of the TUG test in ambulatory children with CP to improve the clinical utility of the measure.

Role: Primary Investigator

 

Recent PUBLICATIONS:

  • Carey H, Martin K, Combs-Miller S, Heathcock J.  Determining the minimal detectable change and the minimal clinical important difference of the Timed Up & Go test for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. Research Free Paper Presentation: AACPDM (2015), Austin, TX. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015;57(issue 5):E3:27 (abstract).

  • Carey H, Martin K, Combs-Miller S, Heathcock J.  Determining the minimal detectable change and the minimal clinical important difference of the Timed Up & Go test for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. Research Platform Presentation: APTA CSM (2015), Indianapolis, IN. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015;27(1):E1 (abstract).

  • Carey H. Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Book Review. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014;26(4):470-471.

  • Cheatham SL, Carey H, Chisolm JL, Heathcock JC, Steward D. Early results of neurodevelopment following hybrid stage I for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015;36(3):685-91. PMID:25380966
  • Carey H. and Heathcock JC. Commentary on “plyometric training: effectiveness and optimal duration for children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014;26(2):179. PMID:24675115
  • Christensen C, Landsettle A, Antoszewski S, Ballard BB, Carey H, Pax Lowes L. Conservative management of congenital muscular torticollis: an evidence-based algorithm and preliminary treatment parameter recommendations. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2013;33(4):453-466. PMID: 23387981

·         Carey H, Long T. The pediatric physical therapist’s role in promoting and measuring participation in children with disabilities. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012;24(2):163-170. PMID: 22466385

  • Carey H. Residency and fellowships: developing pediatric physical therapists in the United States. The International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics Newsletter. February 2013;11-14.
  • Case-Smith J & Alexander H. (2010). The Bayley-III Motor Scale. In Weiss LG, Oakland T, and Aylward GP (Eds). Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.   (Published under Helen Alexander, PT, MHS, PCS)

 

Recent PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Carey H, Martin K, Combs-Miller S, Heathcock J.  Determining the minimal detectable change and the minimal clinical important difference of the Timed Up & Go test for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. Research Platform Presentation: APTA CSM (2015), Indianapolis, IN. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015;27(1):E1 (abstract).

  • Carey H, Hendershot S, Brock J. Gross Motor Development in Autism: Linking Research to Practice. Educational session presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA. Las Vegas, (2014)

  • Hendershot S, Ferrante R, Stuart K, Carey H, Heathcock J.  Gross Motor Function of Non-Ambulatory Young Children with Cerebral Palsy Following a High Dosing Protocol.   Research Platform Presented at: Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium; October 2013; Columbus, OH.

  • Stuart, K; Ferrante, R; Hendershot, S; Carey, H; Heathcock, JC, Poster Presenter. "Daily intervention for young children with cerebral palsy and GMFCS level V – A case series." Poster Presentation Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA. Las Vegas, (2014)

  • Ferrante, R; Hendershot, S; Stuart, K; Carey, H; Heathcock, JC, "GMFM-88 scores show more change than the GMFM-66 in children with cerebral palsy with higher GMFCS level." Poster Presentation Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA. Las Vegas, (2014)

  • Hendershot, S; Ferrante, R; Stuart, K; Carey, H; Heathcock, JC, “Gross Motor Function of Non-ambulatory Young Children with Cerebral Palsy Following a High Dosing Protocol. Poster Presentation Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA. Las Vegas, (2014)

  • Carey H, Rapport MJ. Building upon LEND to establish pediatric physical therapy residency programs. Poster Presentation. AUCD Annual Conference; November, 2013: Washington, DC.

  • Carey H, Nahikian-Nelms M, Kelsey M, Hendershot S, Farietta T, Leser K. Promoting healthy fitness and nutrition lifestyle habits among adults with developmental disabilities through community programs. Poster Presentation. AUCD Annual Conference; November, 2013: Washington, DC.

  • Carey H, Cooley MJ, et al. Measuring Outcomes that Matter. Co-presenter for instructional course at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine annual conference; Las Vegas, NV; October 14, 2011.

  • Carey H. Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy; October 16, 2010; OPTA Annual Conference full day educational session; Columbus, OH.

     

     

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Kidnetic Energy. Consulted in the development of a community-based gymnastics program for children with special needs; provide ongoing instruction and training. 2007-2011; program resumes in 2016.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Physical Therapy Association member; 1992-1994; 1996-present.
  • American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics member;1996-present
    • Education Committee/Residency & Fellowship Development subcommittee, chair 2011-present
    • Education Committee/Knowledge Translation task force 2013-present
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association member; 1996-present.
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine member; 2003-present.
    • Multimedia Education Committee member; 2003- 2009; chair 2008.
    • Treatment Outcomes Committee member: 2009-2011

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

  • Ohio Physical Therapy license #6990

·         American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Clinical Specialist in

Pediatric Physical Therapy 1999; re-certified 2008

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