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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: Generation Care

March Pediatric Patients of the Month! Bennie and Johnny!

Benjamin and Jonathan Stout have been making great progress in speech therapy over the past few months. These adorable twin boys ALWAYS arrive at therapy with big smiles on their faces and greet their speech therapist, Ms. Jen, with a “hi”. They are always eager to participate in therapy activities and have each met many of their individual speech and language goals. Both boys are now using 3-word utterances to...

How Vision Impairment Affects Daily Life

Declining eyesight can interfere with basic activities of daily living, including driving, paying bills, cooking, and watching TV. Recognizing you can no longer see to drive or safely get around your home takes courage. Occupational therapy offers tips and tools to help you regain confidence and independence. February is low vision awareness month, making it a great time to have an annual eye exam or check in with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.   OT...

February’s Pediatric Patient of the Month: Charlotte!

Charlotte has been receiving Occupational and Speech therapy at Generation Care with Speech Therapist Kailey Riker. She's been working hard on coordination, speech, pronouns like she and he, improving sensory and self-regulation. Kailey says, "Charlotte is so much fun to have at therapy! She always has a great attitude and makes our sessions fun just by being herself. I always look forward to working with her. She has made excellent progress...

Keep Your Mobility Afloat with Aquatic Therapy

If you are recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, aquatic therapy is a great way to speed recovery. If you have mobility or balance issues, water-based exercise can improve range of motion without hurting joints or risking a fall. Taking an aquatic exercise class has added benefits like making new friends and getting out of the house during the winter months. Plus, it’s safer than trying to log steps on...

Staying Loyal to your Health & Fitness Resolutions

It's that time of year again. The gym is packed, the vegetable aisle and the supermarket is picked through, and social media "new year, new me" posts are rampant. What is it with new years resolutions that make them so hard? Resolutions are so difficult due to the fact that they require habit change. Time and time again, habit change continues to be one of the most difficult things we...

Chronic Pain and Pediatrics

Parenting is hard. Hands down. So how do parents deal with pain in their children that is not easy to explain, or that persists for a long time (>3 months)? Chronic pain in children is a very tricky thing to navigate, as children cannot always communicate their problems and needs in a way that is clear for adults to understand. Sometimes pain in a child presents more like emotional outbursts, withdrawal,...

Meet Darian! January’s Pediatric Patient of the Month!

Darian has been working hard at the Generation Care on Speech Therapy with Dave Eilers, Speech-Language Pathologist. Laura, Darian's guardian says that he has greatly improved in making sentences with up to 5 words! His pronunciation of words has also improved greatly. "Darian was severely neglected as an infant. My hubby and I finally have guardianship of this angel. He has thrived mentally and physically with the help of professionals...

Helping Your Body Stay Healthy

Did eating healthy or changing up your diet make your New Year's Resolution list? Simple adjustments like adding fruits and vegetables daily can make a huge impact! Along with helping the environment and animals, moving to a more plant-based diet has numerous health benefits. Hippocrates coined the phrase "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Fruits and vegetables have a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that nourish...

Why your infant’s head tilt can be a big deal

Congenital Muscular Torticollis (abbreviated CMT) is a common condition in children, mostly infants, where the child presents with a head tilt to one side, and often rotation to the opposite side. When present, this is seen at birth or shortly after, and usually goes hand-in-hand with head flattening (often diagnosed as “plagiocephaly”). This condition has been described by research as occurring in nearly 4-16% of newborns, so chances are, you have...

Safety in the Snow: Preventing Injuries This Winter

Whizzing down a snow-covered slope on two skis can be dangerous and hard on your knees, but even simple activities such as shoveling snow or walking on snow and ice pose a variety of hazards. It is important to be alert during the winter and take precautions to prevent personal injury. An accident can happen while you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding or snowmobiling. It can also happen while walking...

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