Clinic to Offer Therapies Not Available to Hoosiers

Posted: Updated:
Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director. Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director.
LAWRENCE -

Armed with a $1 million grant and a new high-profile partnership, the founder and executive director of Lawrence-based NeuroHope says he expects the new physical therapy clinic for patients recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries to cast a wider net. Chris Leeuw says the support from the state's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund will expand services and bring to Indiana therapies that are not currently available. The center, which launched three years ago, is now part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network and has exceeded its early target of providing services to 50 patients.

During an interview with Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health, Leeuw said NeuroHope is designed to fill a gap created after patients are discharged from the hospital. "Traditional health care is a little bit limited in what they can offer, because it's insurance-based," he said. "Individuals have to go home very quickly. They need to learn how to adapt to their injuries. They need to learn how to live with their new life skills, which is very, sorely needed. What we can do now is we can say, OK look, this is going to be a place where you can continue your recovery. You can continue exercise programs to merge therapy with wellness and specifically some of the unique therapy interventions we have now as a member of the NeuroRecovery Network."

Other NeuroRecovery Network hospitals include Craig Hospital in Colorado, Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia and Ohio State University Medical Center.

"I rehabbed at a place that was part of this network for my spinal injury recovery and became really moved by some of the interventions that they had there and wanted badly to bring that to Indiana," Leeuw said.

NeuroHope opened in December in the Incrediplex and is hosting an open house event Friday.

  • Perspectives

    • World Refugee Day Shines Light on Untapped Pool of Talented Workers

      From Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses, a similar theme rings true. In this strong economy where unemployment is low and growth is high, companies are competing for top talent. In Indianapolis - according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics - unemployment is just 2.8 percent, and investment and job growth are on the rise. This is great news for Indianapolis-area residents looking for work or opportunities to advance their careers, but for businesses and...
    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Lilly Exec Named BioCrossroads CEO

      After a national search, BioCrossroads has announced Patty Martin will become the life science initiative's next president and chief executive officer. Martin, who most recently served as chief operating officer for Lilly Diabetes, will begin her new role Monday. She will become just the third CEO in the organization's 17-year history, and succeeds David Johnson, who in December announced plans to step down from the role to serve as president and CEO of the...

    • (file photo courtesy of Radial)

      Radial Opens Fulfillment Center in Brownsburg

      Pennsylvania-based Radial Inc. says its new fulfillment center in Brownsburg is now open. The e-commerce technology and operations company says the nearly 700,000-square-foot facility is the largest in its network and will have the capacity to house about 2,000 employees.

    • Holcomb will chair the 2019 conference, set for November 7 in Indianapolis.

      Janet Holcomb to Chair Conference For Women

      Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb will serve as chair for this year's Indiana Conference for Women. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the ninth annual conference, in Indianapolis in November. Holcomb's career includes a stint as vice president of her family's bolt and fastener manufacturing business, R&R Engineering. She has also led fundraising efforts for political campaigns as well as nonprofit organizations focusing in areas including animal welfare, arts and...

    • (rendering courtesy of Jones Development Co.)

      New Business Park Planned for Whiteland

      Missouri-based Jones Development Co. has begun construction on a new business park in Johnson County. The 2.4 million-square-foot Whiteland Exchange will be located on 167 acres near I-65 in Whiteland.  Financial terms of the developer's investment in the project were not disclosed. The business park is slated to include modern industrial buildings for logistics, advanced manufacturing and related uses. Work is underway on the first two speculative buildings, which total nearly...

    • Franciscan Health Details Data Breach

      Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is providing details of a data breach. The health system says an internal investigation found one of its employees accessed the protected health information of about 2,200 patients "without a business reason."  Franciscan says the vast majority of the affected medical records was limited to demographic information such as name, address, email address, date of birth, phone number, gender, race/ethnicity, the last four digits of...