Physical Therapy

Get Back In the Game

The main focus of our physical therapy program is to enhance the well-being, function, and overall quality of life for every patient that comes to one of our physical therapy offices in Central Ohio. Our Physical Therapists make it their mission to help you reach your mobility goals, maximize your movement potential, and minimize your pain. Through our dynamic program, you will receive an individualized action plan that will give you the rehabilitation and encouragement you need to begin feeling better than ever.

Maximize your comfort and mobility.

Minimize your aches and pains.


If our physical therapy program helped you accomplish this, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill our our short survey.

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Physical Therapy Locations


Northwest Physical Therapy

Westerville Physical Therapy

Eastside Physical Therapy

Sports, Spine, and Joint Physical Therapy

Our Services



What To Expect

Your first visit will take anywhere from 45 minutes to 60 minutes and will consist of an evaluation/examination, and may include treatment and exercises. From there, follow up appointments will be designed and scheduled to continue the action plan jointly developed by you and the Physical Therapist.


What To Bring

  • Shorts or loose fitting pants for back or lower extremity evaluation.
  • Loose fitting top or tank top for neck or upper extremity evaluation.
  • Supportive and sturdy shoes, such as athletic shoes
  • If you're a minor, you need to be accompanied by a legal guardian for the their first appointment
  • Reading glasses if needed


How To Follow Through

The focus of our physical therapy program is to listen to our patients and adapt in order to accomodate their needs and improve our program. If you are a COPC patient that has recently participated in our physical therapy program, we would like to hear about your experience and would greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out our survey.

  • This is a great team of physical therapists. They are very knowledgeable and patient friendly. They work well together as a team. They more than met my expectations and I achieved my goal.
  • PTS were wonderful. They really strove to optimize my mobility within constraints of physical limitations. Really made me hopeful I could improve (and I did). Delightful caring providers.
  • Very positive experience! I appreciate all the helpful exercises and tools to help me with caring for my back. Very kind staff, always took me back right on schedule and worked with me to get out on time to work. Thank you, Jacob and Lisa!
  • All personnel extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful! Loved my experience and would return again if the need should arise again. Thank you for this wonderful experience! - D.K.
  • Very friendly people. Made it a pleasure to be there, even in pain! - R.S.
  • I received excellent treatment and with within four weeks I felt so much better and was able to sleep through the night. Lindsey showed me quite a few exercises and the results were more than I had expected. Lindsey was great! - L.W.
  • Ms.Laura was not only helpful and very knowledgeable in my care, but she was fun, polite, and overall wonderful. She was patient with me and very professional. I would recommend her to others. - B.P.
  • It's been a long road since my accident, but with Lisa's help I have overcome all the obstacles. No pain, no gain, and yes, there was pain, but I overcame it and I thank Lisa for all her support!!! - M.S.
  • Lisa was a wonderful therapist. She was very courteous and explained everything she was doing and how to do the therapy at home. I like Lisa very much (she was so sweet and friendly). If I have therapy again, I would like her again. - M.H.
  • An incredible experience. I can't tell you how much better my shoulders feel now compared to before physical therapy. I could not imagine going any where else for any future therapy needs. You guys rock!!! - Larry
  • Mary Kay & Lisa, I want to thank you both so much for working with me and teaching me exercises that have increased the mobility of my neck. You were both so caring, engaging, and understanding. - Char
  • Everyone was just great and understanding. I would strongly recommend to everyone. - Matt
  • Lisa made me feel like family. She understood my problem and took care of it the best she could Lisa and the staff made me feel right at home. Thanks so very much! - Michael
  • My therapist helped me find ways to relieve my pain. She was patient and empathetic when I became discouraged. She coached me as she treated me. She is a great coach for us older patients. - Harriett
  • The healing of my physical problem began with my first visit to Westerville Physical Therapy. The therapists were friendly, excellent, and skilled. The exercises I did and the stretches they gave me worked very well and healed my problem. I recommend them to everyone. - Elizabeth
  • Thank you so much for the help you gave me. It’s like a second chance on life. With my arm and shoulder, I wasn’t able to write and when I did write, you couldn’t read it. I am improving in a lot of things. Once again, thank you. - Carol
  • The therapy staff made my sessions less painful with their great attitudes. - Amy
  • The physical therapists helped improve my balance. They were professional and personable. I felt they really cared about helping me. I'm still doing my exercises at home and keeping my balance! My grade for them is an A+. - Cherie
  • Christie is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She was able to address my physical concerns alleviating pain through strength training and basic stretching. A few weeks of physical therapy provided more relief than months of chiropractic adjustments!! - Eric
  • My overall experience with this facility and my therapist significantly exceeded my expectations. It literally was what the doctor ordered in terms of addressing my symptoms.- Kim
  • I really cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the care I received. (The physical therapists) were caring, professional, and made the experience so pleasant. They were encouraging and helped me so much. I also appreciate the tips and instructions that I can use as I continue to heal. - Delnah
  • These guys saved my sanity and gave me my life back. I'm a lifetime jogger who couldn't run three feet. But after 12 sessions, I'm back to running with new habits for stretching that should extend my running career. - Mike
  • Thank you Mary Kay and Christie for your expertise and great bedside manner to get me on my feet. I'm now able to drive and run long distances. You gave me my sanity and life back. - Mike
  • Excellent and compassionate facility. I haven't felt this good in years thanks to the intuitive care of my therapist. I thought I would have to live with this back pain, but now I know I can use the tools I learned here to prevent it. Thank you! - Cindy
  • My experiences with the therapist were both educational and helpful. I very much appreciate it. They did an excellent job. - Jamie
  • My first time in physical therapy was a good experience. My leg problems improved so much. Thank you to the physical therapists. They all do a great job. - Beth
  • The physical therapists I had were absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed coming here for my sessions. - Teresa
  • Excellent experience all around... everyone was tremendous and it exceeded my expectations from a patient comfort level perspective. - Sam
  • I had such a great experience at COPC Westerville. The staff was wonderful, patient, courteous, thorough, and very educational. The therapy I received and at home exercises helped my shoulder and elbow issues immensely. I can't believe the progress made with their help!!! Thank you!!! - Blake
  • The entire staff was very professional and demonstrated a caring attitude that put my needs at the center of the therapy. There was teamwork, others came to help when needed. Overall a very impressive group. - Craig
  • My physical therapist was exceptional! Very respectful, friendly, and knowledgeable. - Cynthia
  • Cindy is a very good physical therapist. She listens, assesses the issue, creates a program that works for the patient, and she explains everything in clear and understandable terms. She is kind and compassionate. I have recommended this facility to several friends, one a physician. - Tina
  • As always, all of the therapists and assistants at the Westerville location were top notch, and extremely friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this facility to friends who might need physical therapy.
  • I can’t say enough good things about Jacob Hinton and the PT staff at COPC. Jacob was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He helped me regain strength and return to normal daily activities without pain. I am truly grateful for the excellent care I received.

Meet the Team


Mary Kay Rohrkemper

MS, AT-Ret, PT


Mary Kay Rohrkemper is currently the Physical Therapy Manager for Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Physical Therapy. Mary Kay worked as a high school teacher for five years and a high school athletic trainer for 15 years before earning her physical therapy degree. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Dayton, Master of Science degree with a specialization in Athletic Training from Ohio University and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University.


Mary Kay’s career has been dedicated to helping her patients reach their maximum potential whether that is as a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or being able to walk without pain or fear of falling. She has extensive experience working with patients with orthopedic problems as well as balance disorders. Mary Kay has lectured at local and national conferences on a variety of topics in the area of outpatient physical therapy and athletic training.

Laura Leland

DPT


Laura Leland graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology. She has been working in Outpatient General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinics since graduating in 2005. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2005 and this has aided her in rehabilitating and training a diverse range in patient population from the adolescent to the geriatric, and the sedentary to the active.


Her Philosophy of giving her patients tools to achieve success is supported by a compassionate and motivating atmosphere where people will feel successful and safe to achieve their goals and regain confidence in their function. Teaching her patients how to maintain and manage their condition and well-being as an active participant in Physical Therapy is key to success.


Laura has been an active person her entire life and enjoys aiding others in their success and return to activity and independence.

Cindy Aurand

BS, PT


Cindy is a 1981 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient. She strives to work together with patients to achieve individualized rehab goals that help them maximize their abilities in their daily lives.

Jacob Hinton

DPT


Jacob Hinton graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Dayton after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University. Jacob is always looking to learn new things to help his patients and plans to earn his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in the future.


Jacob’s goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, while providing them the knowledge and tools necessary to have confidence and continue their success outside of the clinic.

Kevin Collins

DPT


Kevin earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Dayton. He strives to educate patients and provide the necessary tools for them to achieve a higher level of function. His treatment philosophies are promoted with compassion and encouragement in order to aid each patient to achieve their individual goals.

Alyssa Goins

DPT


Alyssa graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University, after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She believes in a patient-centered approach to treatment by collaborating with patients to help them achieve their individual goals. Alyssa strives to provide high quality care by motivating and educating her patients to improve their overall function and quality of life.

Christine Geller

BS, PTA


Christie Geller earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Dayton prior to completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Shawnee State University.  She has worked as a PTA for the last five years in both the outpatient and skilled nursing environments.  Prior to her time with COPCP, she spent six years in the corporate wellness profession managing an onsite employee wellness center.  Christie has a passion for helping her patients return to their prior level of function and enhance their overall quality of life.

Lindsay Wade

MS, PTA


Lindsay Wade earned a Master’s degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University prior to completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Marion Technical College.  She has experience working with a range of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  Lindsay strives to help her patients regain strength and mobility to better enjoy their lives.

Lisa Bosserman

PTA


Lisa is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with 28 years of clinical experience.  The combination of her clinical experience and knowledge of current research and practice concepts enable her to provide the highest quality of care.  She enjoys helping patients to recover beyond pain relief and to help them live, work, and play with greater confidence and ease.  She is a graduate of Central Ohio Technical College. 

Amy Beaver

BS, PTA


Amy graduated from University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science prior to completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at North Central State College.  She has worked in Industrial and Outpatient settings since graduating. Amy enjoys helping her patients recover from their injuries and to help improve their quality of life.

Ann Cooper-Milne

AT, PTA


Ann Cooper-Milne is a Certified Athletic Trainer & Physical Therapist Assistant with 13 years of experience. Ann earned her Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Wilmington College in 2004 and her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting from Clark State Community College in 2009. Ann has primarily worked in the outpatient setting, with her most recent experience working in a spine specialty clinic. Ann is also trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and is a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. Ann’s philosophy is to treat all patients individually and address their personal goals, while providing them with the knowledge and skills to prevent future injuries.

Kevin Do

DPT


Kevin Do graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise Science and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2015.  His clinical interests include working with overhead athletes, and providing comprehensive training programs encompassing essential mobility, stability, and strengthening exercises to enhance performance and improve lower extremity biomechanics in the everyday athlete. He is certified in Integrative Dry Needling, and utilizes manual therapy in conjunction with exercise to help restore functional movement patterns.  His empathetic and compassionate care empowers the patient and helps hold them accountable for their own care. Kevin enjoys being active and volunteering in the community, serving as a powerlifting coach for the Franklin County Special Olympics.

Heather Cordell

PTA


Heather Cordell is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant completing her degree at The Bradford School in 2015. She has experience in outpatient, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Heather enjoys working with all ages providing high quality care, motivation and a positive experience in working towards improving the quality of life and returning to prior function.

Caroline Buffenbarger

BS, PTA


Caroline Buffenbarger earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University prior to completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Baker College. She has experience in both orthopedic outpatient and skilled nursing settings. Caroline strives to make physical therapy an enjoyable experience for everyone and has a passion for helping her patients achieve their goals in order to optimize their quality of life. 

Leah Burleson

Front Office Coordinator


With over 25 years of customer service experience, Leah hopes to make your journey with COPC a smooth one and to ensure you receive the highest quality of care. Outside of COPC, Leah has two children as well as a small zoo consisting of two mini Australian Shepherds, a frog, gecko, anole, and sand boa. She loves spending time with her family and really enjoys cooking.  

Terri Black

Front Desk


Terri joined the Physical Therapy team August, 2017 with 13 years of experience in pain management and medical transcription. Her goal is to assist in providing a positive experience to our COPC patients.  When she is not at work, Terri enjoys playing with her two dogs, spending time with family and spoiling her two grandchildren.  

Pamela Avery

Front Desk


I started my career off as a Medical Assistant but later transitioned to the front office.  With over 20 years of experience working in customer service.  I understand that it is essential for every patient to receive excellent customer service, and as an employee of COPC that is my goal.  When I’m not working I enjoy relaxing and being around family and friends.

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