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: Generation Care

Dry Needling at the Grand Rapids Performance Center

Dry needling is a modality that is useful for pain, dizziness, and neuromuscular dysfunction. It involves the insertion of a sterile monofilament (small diameter) needle into myofascial trigger points. The area(s) of insertion are unique to the person receiving the treatment. Some clinicians will insert a needle into a muscle and then manipulate the needle to provoke a muscular twitch signaling neurologic reset of the tissue. Others will insert multiple...

So, What Does a Physical Therapist Really Do?

As we celebrate Physical Therapy Month, it is a chance to reflect on all the fantastic people that we get to work with daily. From young to old, we are afforded the opportunity to really get to connect with people and help them achieve all sorts of goals. It is also an opportunity to educate people on what it is that physical therapists really do. When someone asks what you do,...

October Pediatric Patient of the Month: Grason!

Grason Collis has been working hard in speech and language therapy and occupational therapy at North Ottawa Community Hospital outpatient center. Grason attends speech and language therapy with Jen Feurt, M.A, CCC-SLP and occupational therapy with Krystina Donoghue, M.S, OTR/L. In speech, Grason is currently working on his articulation skills with a focus on the production of the phoneme /s/. Ms. Jen reports that “Grason is doing a great job producing...

Run (or walk) On the Moon with Our Alter G Treadmill

Are you sick of that nagging joint pain in your knee? Are you ready to return to sport faster? Tired of the swelling in your ankles at the end of the day due to a previous ankle sprain? All of these problems can be resolved with the use of the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill at Ivy Rehab in Hudsonville. The Alter G Treadmill is designed to unload these nagging joints...

Women’s Health & Fitness Day 2019!

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and is always held on the last Wednesday in September. The 2019 event is set for September 25. This day focuses on the importance of regular physical activity, healthy living and health awareness for women.  If your health has been placed on the back burner and you are looking to get back...

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...

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