Locations

Muskegon, MI

945. E. Sherman Blvd.
P. 231.737.4374

Grand Rapids, MI

4095 Park East Court SE
P: 616.259.4028

Grand Haven, MI

16760 Lincoln Street
P: 616.935.3300

NOCHS, Grand Haven, MI

1015 S. Beacon Blvd.
P: 616.847.5293

Author: Brittney Rik

Maintaining a Healthy Back

Aging can be scary, but there are ways to maintain your body and health during the process. Structural changes to the joints and discs of our spine is a natural aging process. Similar to the brake pads of a car, these structures often become thinner as we age which can increase our likelihood of back pain and mobility challenges. Spinal joints and bones require appropriate loading for tissue health and integrity...

September Pediatric Patient of the Month: Jordan!

Jordan has been working hard with Jackie Bradley, DPT to correct his torticollis and strengthen & balance training! Spending time in physical therapy at Generation Care has helped Jordan achieve his greatest accomplishment yet - gaining ground in his overall balance and strength in mobility! His new goals are crawling, climbing, and transitioning from side to side sitting while playing. Rob, Jordan's parent says that Jordan enjoys the time he spends in physical...

Dance is in Session!

Any dancers out there? Dancers are a unique group of athletes, who not only have to perform incredible bodily movements but who have to look calm and emotive while doing so! Due to the high physical demand and repetitive motions, injuries in dancers are common…VERY common. Several research studies estimated that preprofessional adolescent ballet students experienced an injury rate higher than youth indoor soccer players and nearly twice the rate of adolescent...

Meet Sophey! August Pediatric Patient of the Month!

Sophey's physical therapy journey started when she was just 8 days old! She's now working with Generation Care Physical Therapist, Jen Bastian, C/NDT at the North Ottawa location. She has been working hard to reach her goal of supination, weight-bearing and reaching with her right arm. Sophey was born and received a birth injury which left her right arm limp and unable to use. Her mom, Stacey, believes that starting intervention...

What You Need To Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Heels hurting after walking all day in those flip flops? How about after your morning run? If you're suffering from this type of chronic pain, you may have plantar fasciitis. It's a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which is similar to a bowstring. The plantar fascia runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to...

Tech Neck – How Technology Is Affecting Your Posture

In today's digital world, smartphones are used for just about everything. It's not uncommon to spend hours on social media, texting or watching videos on your phone or tablet when you're on the go. You see it at the dinner table, on the subway or late at night in bed. Your day job may even require you to constantly look at a screen. But too much screen time affects your health...

Za’Riya, July’s Pediatric Patient of the Month!

Za'Riya has been working on Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy with the therapists at NOCH. Kailey Riker, Speech-Language Pathologist says "Za’Riya is a sweet, fun loving girl who has made excellent progress in her speech and occupational therapy over the past year. She is a fast learner who has shown excellent growth with articulation and phonological awareness. She loves bubbles, games, and making other people smile with her spunky personality....

Why We’ll Be Running in the RunSTRONG 5K

Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the North Ottawa Community Health System's (NOCHS) Pediatric Rehabilitation Program. The money raised will help support costs for treatment equipment unique to children and provide scholarships for children with special needs who cannot afford special programming. Medical insurance simply does not cover all the rehabilitation needs of children with sensory processing disorders, genetic disorders or developmental challenges. The North Ottawa Community Health System's Pediatric...

Men’s Health Week: Healthy Aging

This past weekend, I hit a milestone… The big 40 (probably why I was asked to write this)! I think a lot of us still think we are younger than we actually are. I know I am guilty of that. Aches and pains come more frequently and last longer than they used to, etc. So I wanted to remind everyone that it’s Men’s Health month, talk about some simple facts...

RunSTRONG 5K 2019 Official Press Release

GENERATION CARE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL RUNSTRONG 5K GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN, June 12, 2019 — Generation Care, a local rehabilitation and wellness center, hosts their third annual RunSTRONG 5k. On Friday, July 12, 2019, Generation Care will be holding their third annual RunSTRONG® 5k event at 16760 Lincoln St.— their Grand Haven clinic location. The event will include a Tot Trot for younger children and a 5k option for all other participants, on...

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