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

Remembering Samantha Deur – Our Special Pediatric Patient of the Month for March

This month, our Pediatric Patient of the Month post is serving as a platform to remember a life that our team loved so much, Samantha Deur. Samantha ‘Sami’ Deur gained her angel wings on January 31, 2019. Our team had the pleasure of working with Sami and her incredible family since 2014. Kory (Dad), Heidi (Mom) and brother (Lukas) are a devoted and loving family. They tirelessly drove 30 minutes in...

You Won’t Want To Miss Have a Heart for Kids April 13th!

North Ottawa Pediatric Rehab powered by Generation Care will be holding its 2nd Annual “Have A Heart For Kids” and we want you to attend this free event! Last year we had an amazing turnout with numerous vendors, a ton of families, and even a petting zoo! We are expecting this year to be even better! We will have a variety of new organizations, as well as many of the organizations...

Blood Flow Restriction Training at Grand Rapids Performance Center

Here at the Grand Rapids Performance Center, we are always looking at new and exciting evidence-based ways to help treat our patients. Personalized blood flow restriction (BFR) training is one of those ways. While BFR training is not new, it is something that has been gaining a lot of momentum in the health, wellness and fitness industries. BFR is a great tool that can be of benefit to many, if...

The Rehab Trifecta For Parkinson’s Disease

When it comes to staving off Parkinson's disease's progression, movement is the best medicine. A long-term degenerative disease that affects mobility, speech and motor skills, Parkinson's is the fastest-growing neurologic disorder worldwide and set to outpace dementia. Parkinson's disease afflicts 1 million people in the United States and 6.9 million people globally. That figure is projected to reach pandemic status and double to 14.2 million people by 2040. Many people think tremors are a hallmark of the disease,...

Race Directors for the RunSTRONG 5K to participate in the Five Mile Hill Challenge!

RunSTRONG 5k Race Directors Scott McKeel and Lauren L' Huillier were asked and selected to participate in the 5 Mile Hill Challenge this year to raise money for the Nayamba School in rural Zambia along with eight other people from the Grand Haven community. Scott was able to participate in this event last year and helped raise part of the over $20,000 for this school! That was enough to raise money to feed every...

Meet Liam! Pediatric Patient of the Month for February!

Meet Liam Green, our Pediatric Patient of the Month! Liam has been working with Generation Care Occupational Therapist, Tessa Hagen, MOTR/L and Physical Therapist Jackie Bradley, DPT at our NOCHS Pediatric Rehab Facility. Liam’s mom, Jennifer Green shared: “Liam has been working hard in therapy. He’s been working on dressing himself and hand coordination tasks.  Liam’s biggest accomplishment so far has been in being able to undress alone. OT has really improved...

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

By Jeff Rigley, MSPT, C/ART, Grand Rapids Performance Center It might seem surprising that a male and father of only boys would be writing about women in sports! But as a former athlete and now physical therapist, athletics is still a major part of who I am. I believe in the lessons learned through sports for not only the physical gains but the mental and social gains that are lifelong! Those...

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

If you or someone you know has decreased vision that is not able to be corrected with glasses or surgery and it is starting to impact independence and ease of life, vision rehab can help you address your low vision needs to assure you maintain your independence and maintain your ability to participate in your daily life functions. People with low vision are at a greater risk of developing depression due...

A Compliment on National Compliment Day!

We thought today would be a good day to share this great testimonial about Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Elizabeth Turner, M.A., CCC-SLP! It IS National Compliment Day! [caption id="attachment_6747" align="alignright" width="255"] Liz Turner, Speech-Language Pathologist[/caption] "I am very pleased with my progress in voice therapy at Generation Care. I am diligently continuing my exercises on my own now. When I began therapy, I could hardly speak above a whisper. There are three...

Keeping Up With A Winter Running Routine

By Melanie Danklefsen, PT, DPT, CMP Myth: Winter is a good time to take a break from running. Fact: Winter is a great time to maintain running baseline and address the little things to help you run strong. Winter, especially in Michigan, is a typical downtime between major fall and spring races. Although the weather is cold and snowy and invites one to stay inside wrapped up in a warm blanket, it is...

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