[caption id="attachment_233374" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Delaware NeuroRehab has already seen steady patient growth, leading it to open a Wilmington office and eye a future Sussex County one. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DELAWARE NEUROREHAB[/caption]
WILMINGTON – Delaware NeuroRehab, a year-old comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation clinic, has opened a second office amid significant patient growth, officials said.Launched in Dover last year by founders Dr. Haresh Sampathkumar, who serves as chief medical officer, and Jessica Cintron, who serves as office manager, the clinic now has an office in the Veale Road Professional Center in the Wilmington suburbs.
[caption id="attachment_233375" align="alignright" width="211"] Dr. Haresh Sampathkumar | PHOTO COURTESY OF DELAWARE NEUROREHAB[/caption]
"As we celebrate our one-year anniversary, we are thrilled to extend our reach and impact with the inauguration of our new Wilmington location," Sampathkumar said in a statement. "Our commitment to providing comprehensive and innovative neurological rehabilitation remains unwavering, and this new chapter allows us to serve the community with even greater dedication."Delaware NeuroRehab specializes in patients who have suffered a brain injury and offers a collaborative group of specialists, including physiatrists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and case managers.Typically, patients with brain injuries would have to navigate services at a variety of different offices, but the clinic aims to bring the interdisciplinary approach under one roof, easing a patient’s journey, said Andrew Braune, director of outpatient services at the clinic and the former president of the Delaware Brain Injury Association.Delaware NeuroRehab specializes in the treatment of a range of neurological challenges, such as concussions, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity, employing a variety of advanced assessment tools to establish a course of treatment.It also offers on-site injections, encompassing botulinum toxin, nerve blocks, joint injections, trigger point injections, and baclofen pump management. These therapies are designed to alleviate pain and improve quality of life for individuals dealing with neurological conditions.“Dr. Kumar really cares about his patients. He often says, “In order for me to help them, I’ve got to spend time with them. Questions have to be asked. This isn't a cookie cutter knee replacement or broken bone,” Braune added.
[caption id="attachment_233373" align="alignleft" width="300"] Delaware NeuroRehab offers a comprehensive set of services to help treat brain injury patients, including physical therapy. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DELAWARE NEUROREHAB[/caption]
Led by Sampathkumar, who is board certified in physiatry and brain injury medicine, the clinic currently has a headcount of about a dozen people. Braune said that Delaware NeuroRehab was aiming to virtually double its headcount to staff up the new office.If the expansion goes well, Braune hopes to soon open an office in Sussex County as well to cover the entirety of the state.Braune said that there is no shortage of patients for the practice. Brain injury patients typically include car accident victims, worksite injuries, slip and fall cases and even dementia patients, he said. While the clinic does have some non-brain-injury rehab patients currently, Delaware NeuroRehab aims to primarily treat such cases in the future.