Growth Report 2020

Ohio Sports & Spine Opens New Howland Office

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Ohio Sports & Spine Institute, a regional medical practice and rehabilitation center, expanded its services in Trumbull County last year with the opening of its new Howland office at 8720 E. Market St., Suite 10.

The 3,000-square foot location houses medical, physical medicine and rehabilitation, chiropractic and physical therapy services, work-related injury treatment, sports medicine, nerve testing, acupuncture treatment and medical marijuana evaluations.

Ohio Sports & Spine now has a presence in three counties, covering a 100-mile radius, treating patients at its three offices in Howland, Boardman and East Liverpool.

The four physicians, five licensed physical therapists, 11 physical therapist assistants, massage therapist and speech pathologist at Ohio Sports & Spine provide treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries, sports and automobile injuries, migraines, nerve damage, strokes and neuromuscular diseases.

The practice experienced 15 percent growth in its staff, adding six new employees last year, totaling a staff of 47 across its three offices.

Before expanding into the new Howland office, the group practiced at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland.

“The larger space in our new location enables us to provide physical therapy services we could not offer at Hillside,” Dr. John Dunne said. “This is important to treating workers’ compensation injuries for Trumbull County patients. Now we can deliver comprehensive care under one facility to expedite the recovery process and get people back on the job quicker.”

Ohio Sports & Spine also began offering acupuncture treatment in Howland last year to support growing demand for that therapy. The practice had already offered acupuncture at its Boardman and East Liverpool offices.

“Acupuncture services are becoming popular for treating many different conditions,” said licensed acupuncturist and chiropractor Dr. Andrew Hospodar. “We’re pleased that the U.S. Veterans Administration and Medicaid now cover acupuncture treatment in many situations.”

“We have seen steady growth since the inception of our practice in 1990,” said Dr. Joseph DiDomenico. “We attribute our success to the investment in advanced training for our staff. Our emphasis is on providing individual, personalized care for each patient that walks through our door.”

The multi-specialty group sees patients ranging from youth athletes to geriatric adults, as well as post-surgical patients and individuals dealing with chronic pain or other medical conditions.

“Our comprehensive treatment plans enable our patients to receive the unique care they need from one location,” said Dr. Joseph Cerimele. “Our expansion in recent years reflects the strides we’ve taken to provide the most effective on-site rehabilitation services for our patients across all three counties.”

The physicians and staff are also dedicated to community involvement and have provided support to many of the local athletic teams in various sports and served as team physicians for many local high schools.

Copyright 2020 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.