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

Meet Ja’Mez!

Ja’Mez is our Pediatric Patient of the Month for November! Ja'Mez and Occupational Therapist Lauren Geers, MOTR/L have been working together to help him successfully navigate all areas of his sensory disorder. One of his greatest accomplishments in therapy has been a significant improvement in the processing of sensory input from himself and his environment. Way to go Ja’Mez! One of Ja’Mez’s goals is to be able to self-recognize and self-regulate...

Generation Care Welcomes Jake & Jesse!

The Generation Care team would like to welcome two of our new Physical Therapists! If you see them around, give them a warm welcome!   Jacob VanTimmeren, DPT Jacob is a Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University alumni. "I was born and raised in West Michigan. Avid Detroit sports and the University of Michigan fan. Enjoy spending free time with my wife, friends, and family. My favorite hobbies include camping/hiking, hunting and...

Our New Healthy Running Series

Looking to beat your personal record? Or how about running long distances while preventing injuries? There's always something new to learn even when we're talking about sports and hobbies. In the case of running, learning new techniques and practices is great for both safety and performance. Our new Healthy Running Series is geared towards runners who are looking to improve your performance and safety. Each event during the series will feature...

Meet Isaiah!

Meet Isaiah Sanford, our June pediatric patient of the month! Isaiah has been working with Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Dave Eilers since October 2017. He has made some amazing progress! Isaiah's goals are to make improvements in communication with others, especially his peers, and improve his reading comprehension. When Isaiah comes to see Mr. Dave, they start the day off by discussing their favorite Mario characters! (Isaiah's favorite character is Mario...

Meet June!

June is our May patient of the month! She has been receiving occupational therapy with Lauren Geers in order to improve her sensory processing. June is working on improving her coordination, balance, and difficulties with activities such as eating, sleeping, and self-regulation. June has been attending occupational therapy for about a year. She has been such a joy to work with and is steadily making gains! June loves anything to do with...

Olivia’s Story – Finding Her Voice Again

“Before going to therapy, my voice was very hoarse, gravelly, and would give out while I was talking. Some days I would lose my voice entirely. I would constantly feel like I was straining to talk at all. Therapy gave me specific goals and exercises that have helped to drastically improve my voice quality. Things like drinking more water, practicing strategies that would help me to be more gentle on...

Meet Julians!

Julians is our April pediatric patient of the month! Having graduated from feeding therapy, Julians is now eating like a champ and attending physical therapy with Generation Care Physical Therapist, Jennifer Bastian. Julians has attended therapy services here since he was just a few months old. Julians has accomplished so much with his overall development and continues to make steady progress in his physical therapy goals. His parents, Markus & Mara,...

Concussions: Real threat or don’t believe the hype?

Which of these statements is true regarding concussions? Concussions only occur as a result of a blow to the head They aren’t really a serious injury It is important to continually wake up the person to monitor their symptoms There isn’t anything to help concussions but time and rest? If you said none, you would be correct! Concussions have continued to make headlines over the last few years, even being turned into...

Managing Chronic Pain with Occupational Therapy

Chronic pain is wildly prevalent in the United States, with one in four Americans experiencing symptoms of some form of persistent pain. Living with chronic pain is debilitating as it affects social engagement, ability to work, sleep, mental health, and one’s ability to accomplish simple everyday tasks. The best practice approach, according to research, is the use of an interdisciplinary team utilizing the biopsychosocial model to address all facets related...

myTEAM TRIUMPH

"Our passion for racing and our dedication to sport helps us find ourselves, discover our strengths, overcome our weaknesses, and allows us to triumph! But what if for one day, it was not about us? What if for just one small moment, we put someone else's triumph ahead of our own!" myTEAM TRIUMPH is a non-profit organization that was started in March 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They are dedicated to providing the...

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