Meet Our Team
Dr. Steve Page, Ph.D., MS, MOT, OTR/L, CKTP, FAHA, FACRM, FAOTA
Who he is…
As a Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Steve’s team develops and tests approaches that increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. In fact, they are one of the most active neurorehabilitation labs in the country, having held uninterrupted extramural funding to support this work for nearly 20 years, and having produced many “firsts” in neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Page has also published well over 120 peer reviewed articles, has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally, and has served as guest issue editor for 14 special issues of rehabilitative and neurological journals since 2001. Steve is a fellow of the American Heart Association, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The American Occupational Therapy Association and has won over 45 professional awards for his work.
Who He Really Is…
After taking about 20 years off from swimming competitively in college and graduate school, Steve bought new goggles, baggier suits, and returned to the pool. When not writing, lecturing, or hanging out with patients and his teammates, you will most likely find him in the pool 3-5 days per week, or at the gym. Steve especially loves swimming outdoors (note the peeling nose in the picture), and also enjoy working outdoors in his yard.
Dr. J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, Ph.D., NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA
Who She Is…
J.J. received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has almost 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She also has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), as well as being a certified exercise specialist from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
J.J. is currently an Associate Professor (and interim chairperson – please call her “Madame Chairperson” when you approach her) at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department. She teaches the Neuromuscular series that incorporates the onsite pro-bono clinic. In addition, she teaches an advanced neuromuscular elective. She has served on many professional committees related specifically to neurology, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and wound care. She has conducted nationwide seminars on the Treatment of Patients with Neurological deficits, Spinal cord injuries, Balance Challenges, and Parkinsons Disease.
To learn more about continuing education opportunities with J.J., please visit the educational opportunities section of this website.
You can also visit J.J.’s personal website here.
NEWS FLASH!!! JJ was just named the APTA Excellence in Education Award. Check out the press release!
Who She Really Is…
J.J. and her husband love their Golden Retrievers. J.J. also enjoys the summers in Rochester, NY, which is known as the time of year that the “Summer Series” of parties are held at J.J.’s house. Each month during the summer their house hosts a party inviting a large variety of friends. The night includes bonfires, beer tasting, guitar playing, and lots of laughter. All are welcome to the Summer Series so both old and new friendships are formed every year. It is a joyful time by all who attend!
Dr. Angela Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST
Who She Is…
Angie received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy, both from The University of Findlay (and, in a prior life, she was an Athletic Trainer, working mostly with small college football teams). She boasts over 16 years of clinical experiences with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations, including serving as a regional manager and educator for several rehabilitation organizations. Additionally Ms. Reimer is a member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees such as the AOTA’s national credentialing committee. Ms. Reimer has presented courses across North America on kinesiology taping and stroke rehabilitation, including a “standing room only” executive function course for stroke practitioners at the AOTA conference, and has lectured extensively for PT and OT programs across the Midwestern United States.
To learn more about continuing education opportunities with Angie, please visit the educational opportunities section of this website.
You can also visit Angie’s personal website.
Who She Really Is…
When she’s not lecturing or working with clients, you will find Angie at home in Indiana on her 20 acre farm, where she and her family raise Holstein steer and about 30 chickens. Her kids are also active in 4H and have won many awards for their goats, poultry (that’s chickens and ducks), dairy calves, dairy steer, and rabbits. Last year, they won Reserve Grand Champion and a number of other awards for their steer, and she is currently the proud mother of 6 new baby cows.
Christine Griffin, MS, OTR/L, BCPR
Who She Is…
Christine has practiced in multiple rehabilitation settings since 2000, including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care, and outpatient clinics. Her area of expertise is stroke and brain injury. Christine is currently a Clinical Instructor for The Ohio State University OT Department, providing instruction on neurological physical rehab content, and is a member of the research team in the B.R.A.I.N. Laboratory (Better Rehabilitation and Assessment for Improved Neuro-recovery). Christine also co-directs the Ohio Neurorehabilitation Academy, which brings in national speakers to provide all day, hands-on clinics to rehabilitation clinicians from across the region. In addition to this work, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University, and is the coordinator of the OSU OT Division Doctoral Admission Interviews.
Christine is AOTA Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation, an AOTA Board Certification Reviewer, and is the recipient of the 2011 Ohio OT Association Model Practice Award in Physical Rehabilitation, and the 2014 HITE Symposium Award. She has had extensive teaching experience in the OSU medical system, including OSU’s Physical Medical & Rehabilitation Residency Education Program. Additionally, she has consistently presented at the AOTAannual conference, and at multiple local, state, and national conferences. Throughout all of her presentation and instruction, she promotes evidence-based treatments to improve the quality of interventions implemented by occupational and physical therapists.
Who She Really Is…
When not studying or lecturing, Christine is an avid musician and performer. Co-principal clarinetist in the Greater Columbus Community Orchestra, she plays multiple wind instruments and has studied voice, piano, and dance. Music has been a life long interest, and she has enjoyed playing in school, church, and theater productions. Christine also delights in having dinner with friends, sampling the rich variety of local cuisines, traveling, cheering on the Columbus Crew, and returning every summer to the shores of Lake Michigan for rest, relaxation, and spectacular sunsets.