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: Missy

There’s Something Special At GC – Aquatic Therapy!

There’s something really special at Generation Care… Aquatic Therapy! The amazing therapeutic benefits of using the properties of water to speed your recovery include: Impact of “unweighting” and use of buoyancy Edema (swelling) management due to hydrostatic pressure Improved circulation – muscles, heart, lung and more! Immersion slightly lowers blood pressure,  allowing for folks with borderline hypertension to exercise safely Facilitates core activation – just standing in the water! Super way for...

Helen’s Story – Overcoming Parkinson’s Related Symptoms

This is why we do what we do! Read Helen's story and how working with speech-language pathologist, Elizabeth Turner is helping her to overcome symptoms of Parkinson's disease at our Muskegon clinic! “When Helen was diagnosed with Parkinson's, she was unaware of how far she had regressed in her speech. Elizabeth has helped Helen to gain a greater understanding of her condition, her speech, and just how much it has affected...

Fitness Foundations For Tactical Athletes

by Scott McKeel, PT, DPT, CSCS Sport specialization has become all too common in the twenty-first century. Athletes as young as eight years old will train for a single sport and many times, for a specific position within that sport year-round. They will develop motor patterns and muscular acuity in order to perform the exact task that the sport is asking their body to be able to perform. In contrast, tactical...

Undetected Post-Concussion Symptoms

by Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS Holly is a Board-Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, and an advocate for anyone who needs help to feel better! Holly is an award-winning writer, having earned a Best Medical Feature writing award for this article through the National Mature Media Awards. This article was originally published in Senior Perspectives, October 2017 issue. Holly will be sharing about Post Concussion...

Life beyond opioids – Sarah’s Story

The opioid epidemic has been big news. No one wants to live in constant pain, but many people also don't want to face the risks associated with opioid painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive and can lead to depression, overdose and withdrawal symptoms – stealing one's quality of life and destroying relationships in the process. While opioids are appropriate in certain situations, they usually are not the best first course of action....

Why Muskegon?

by Jill Wiersma, PT, DPT - Clinic Director Generation Care, Muskegon Clinic, is where I began my professional career and a place I have called home since graduating from Oakland University in 2018 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. October 2018 marks 1 year of being a Clinical Director. Now, a little background on my PT clinic experiences, I was born and raised on the east side of the state where...

Meet Haley!

Meet Haley Makowski, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for October! Haley has been receiving occupational and speech therapy services at the NOCHS Rehabilitation facility. Occupational Therapist, Tessa Hagen MOTR/L says, "I am always excited when Haley’s name pops up on my schedule. Her infectious smile, positive spirit, and can-do attitude shine brightly during her occupational therapy sessions. Haley has worked hard over the past few months to learn how to respond to...

D.A.R.E. To Be 100 – Part 5

Dare to Be 100: Part 5. The “E” in D.A.R.E. By Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA Woo Hoo! This is the final article on “D.A.R.E. to be 100!” describing the detailed research and work of Dr. Walter Bortz II and his 100 tips to successful aging. After a lifetime of researching the growing number of centennials, people who live to 100 and beyond, he simplified his findings into 4 categories of...

99 And Not Slowing Down – Dora’s Story

We LOVE this story about 99-year-old Generation Care patient, Dora Quittelier! Soon to be 100 on October 1st! Dora has been working with GC therapists Brian Keenoy and Eric Bastian for the last year recovering from bone fractures. She is such an example and inspiration to all of us! Dora attributes her long life and good health to the acronym: N.E.W. (nutrition, exercise, water) S.T.A.R.T. (sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in...

Dry Needling – Isn’t that acupuncture?

Isn’t acupuncture and dry needling the same thing? Although they may look really similar they are very different techniques. Dry needling is another form of soft tissue mobilization that has been shown to effectively treat chronic pain, headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, sprains/strains, and acute injuries. In a chronic pain state, our brains and bodies do not communicate well. When a needle is inserted into the body, the brain can no longer ignore...

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