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

Is this normal or does my child have a sensory processing disorder?

by Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Lauren Geers, MOTR/L It’s quickly becoming that time when kids are heading to their first day of school for the new year. Returning to school can bring out many different emotions such as the nervous jitters! But it can also bring out more concerning behaviors. As a parent, it can difficult to determine if the behaviors observed in the classroom setting are typical for their age and the given...

Meet Diego! Our Pediatric Patient of the Month for August!

Meet Diego! Diego is our Pediatric Patient of the Month for August! Diego has been working with Generation Care Pediatric Therapist, Jennifer Bastian, PT, DPT, C/NDT. He has been receiving comprehensive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech services at our North Ottawa location since the spring of this year.   "Diego continues to make great strides in all areas of his function. Diego and his family are incredibly dedicated to therapy, attending...

Anne’s Running Injury Story

Receiving feedback from our patients is always so encouraging and helpful to us! Anne took the time to share a handwritten note with Generation Care physical therapists Scott McKeel and Heidi Brouwer after they treated her for a running injury. Heidi & Scott, Just a note to thank you sincerely for working with me last month. As you know, running injuries are very frustrating! I appreciate your unique approaches to my injury and your determination...

Meet Dajsha and Riley!

Since it's National Youth Sports Week, let us introduce you to two incredible young athletes from the Grand Rapids Performance Center! Meet Dajsha Avery and Riley Homer!   Dajsha is a shotputter attending GVSU that had been dealing with intense shoulder pain. Performance Center Physical Therapist, Leonard Van Gelder coordinated closely with her healthcare providers in order to return her to competition. "The Performance Center has been an amazing experience! They explain everything...

National Youth Sports Week – Concussion Care

It's National Youth Sports Week - July 16-22. Each time a new sports season rolls around, it's the ideal time for a reminder about being “smart" about concussion prevention, detection, and treatment. It might only be mid-July, but fall sports like football and hockey are just around the corner!   Having your child evaluated by trained and certified concussion specialists from Generation Care after a suspected concussion can prevent long-term issues. This...

Meet Isaac!

Meet Isaac! Our July Pediatric Patient of the Month! Isaac has been working with Speech-Language Pathologist Kailey Riker, M.A., CCC-SLP at our NOCH Rehab location. Isaac is making huge progress in speech! "Isaac is a fantastic kid who has been progressing wonderfully over the past year! He started speech with me a couple of months ago and works really hard for his 'bubble breaks'. He is lucky to have such a...

Dynavision at the BalanceSTRONG Center

We have added an amazing and extremely versatile new piece of equipment to our BalanceSTRONG Center, located at our Grand Haven location clinic. The Dynavision D2 has been shown to benefit a wide variety of populations, ranging from those recovering from brain injuries, concussions, and balance issues, to athletes and tactical athletes looking to enhance performance in their respective fields. The Dynavision D2 incorporates target hitting utilizing peripheral vision, selective attention tasks,...

Meet Jill Wiersma – Clinic Director for Muskegon

Jill Wiersma PT, DPT is Generation Care Muskegon’s Clinic Director. Even though her role as clinic director started in October of 2017, she has been on the Muskegon Team as a physical therapist since January 2016. Fun fact: she even spent one of her rotations while in physical therapy school at the Muskegon Generation Care for 8 weeks! Jill was born and raised in Metro Detroit and holds her undergraduate and Doctorate...

Are Your Feet Ready For Flip-Flop Season?

As the weather warms and the flip-flops are brought out of the closet, foot pain (often referred to as plantar fasciitis) season also ramps up. Flat footwear, such as flip-flops, reduce ankle support often leading to the strain of joints and soft tissues of the ankle or foot. This, in turn, leads to pain - most often in the ankle or bottom of the foot. If you have a history of...

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