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

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...

Dare To Be 100 – Part 4

D.A.R.E. to Be 100: Part 4 - The “R” in D.A.R.E. By Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA Starting in 1995, the first of 75 million baby boomers turned fifty years of age! While we know demographics, what we don’t know is – beginning in 2045, how many of these baby boomers will turn 100? Part 4 of the series “D.A.R.E. to be 100” focuses on more of the 99 steps to living...

Dan’s Story – LSVT Therapy for Parkinson’s

Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Elizabeth Turner, M.A., CCC-SLP, has been working with a patient in our LSVT® LOUD program. Voice amplitude is a huge issue with progressive Parkinson’s disease. LOUD® is an intensive speech therapy program for Parkinson’s patients that works to improve voice volume. Dan made incredible progress working with Liz and shared about his experience in an email to her: "I have had a quiet voice for a long time....

Dare To Be 100 – Part 3

Dare to Be 100: Part 3 -  The “A” in D.A.R.E. By Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA As you read today, this is the third part of the “Dare to be 100” series – founded by the work of Dr. Walter Bortz. Here are a few facts about Dr. Bortz – now 88, Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month? Ovarian cancer is often called a silent cancer because the symptoms can be subtle. Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Bloating Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly after eating Abdominal pain Urinary frequency Although many women would say they experience any one or all of these symptoms in any given month, it’s important to listen to your body and pay attention to changes in...

Meet Madelyn! Pediatric Patient Of The Month For September!

Meet Madelyn, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for September! Maddie has been working with Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Dave Eilers and Pediatric Physical Therapist, Jackie Bradley at our NOCH Rehab facility in Grand Haven. Maddie's mom, Jessica says that she has made a lot of progress in therapy! Jessica said that Madelyn's greatest accomplishment so far in therapy has been the ability to bear weight on her arms, getting on her...

D.A.R.E. To Be 100 Part 2 – The D in D.A.R.E.

by Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA “If you are going to get old, you might as well get as old as you can!”  If you missed Part I of this series, this is a quote from Dr. Walter Bortz II, author of Dare to Be 100. DARE is actually an acronym coined by Bortz, identifying what his research shows the keys to successful aging to be:       Our biological compass may come from...

D.A.R.E. To Be 100 Part 1 – September is Healthy Aging Month!

September is Healthy Aging Month! It's a great time of year to turn over a new leaf, assess your lifestyle and make your health a priority! We'll be sharing a five-part blog post series with you throughout the month of September written by Generation Care President, Holly Lookabaugh-Deur. Holly is a Board-Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, and an advocate for anyone who needs help to...

Sara’s Story: From Running 5k’s to Ultra Marathons

Runners! You don't miss this inspiring story by ultra-marathon runner, Sara Fillman! Sara shared her story with us and we are thrilled to share it with YOU! Sara has been working with Generation Care Physical Therapist, Scott McKeel, PT, DPT, CSCS for the last year and a half. You will not believe the incredible transformation she has experienced in a short time. Sara went from being a casual 5k runner in the...

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