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

Meet Camden! Pediatric Patient of the Month for December!

Meet Camden Jett, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for December! We’re wrapping up 2018 with Camden’s story because of the great progress he has made over the past two years! Camden started speech therapy as a shy little guy who was having difficulty communicating wants and needs. He has grown into a child with a big personality and someone who has a lot to say! He has been working with Generation Care’s...

Meet the Bonnemas! A Parkinson’s Go! Group Story

Life with Parkinson’s Disease When Dale Bonnema was first diagnosed, he had no idea what Parkinson’s Disease was, and that it was a scary place to be in. Although there is much about PD that is uncontrollable, taking an active role in treatment, including adhering to a medication schedule and making healthy lifestyle choices, can provide a sense of control and help people with PD live their lives to the fullest. Once...

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3-7

The American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3–7, 2018. The aim is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. Are you an older driver who wants help assessing your continued driver's fitness? Generation Care is proud to offer...

HomeSTEP – Recover at home!

Generation Care’s HomeSTEP program is moving into our second year! HomeSTEP offers services to those recovering from hospitalization after surgery or a medical condition. We offer transitional physical, occupational and speech-language therapy in your home. We work closely and seamlessly with the hospital care coordinators to deliver high-quality therapy in your home either on discharge or within 24-hours after discharge. It is our goal to move you to outpatient therapy...

Dale’s Story – Speech Therapy

It's always so great to hear from patients! Read Dale Domsten's testimonial about working with GC therapist, Elizabeth Turner! Dale's Story I went to an ENT doctor to check out why I was feeling "tightness" through my throat area, which was impacting my voice. I was experiencing my voice cracking and on cold, wet/humid days my voice would disappear. I was clearing my throat a lot and it was very frustrating for...

Wellness Services At Generation Care

Wellness programs have always been an important focus for Generation Care. We don't want to just see you when you're hurt or injured, but also when you are healthy or want to get back to health after therapy! An integral part of our care is to provide you with ways to get and stay healthy. We asked GC's Wellness Coordinator, Jillian DeJonge to write a guest article as a way...

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...

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