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

News

Staying Loyal to your Health & Fitness Resolutions

It's that time of year again. The gym is packed, the vegetable aisle and the supermarket is picked through, and social media "new year, new me" posts are rampant. What is it with new years resolutions that make them so hard? Resolutions are so difficult due to the fact that they require habit change. Time and time again, habit change continues to be one of the most difficult things we...

Chronic Pain and Pediatrics

Parenting is hard. Hands down. So how do parents deal with pain in their children that is not easy to explain, or that persists for a long time (>3 months)? Chronic pain in children is a very tricky thing to navigate, as children cannot always communicate their problems and needs in a way that is clear for adults to understand. Sometimes pain in a child presents more like emotional outbursts, withdrawal,...

Helping Your Body Stay Healthy

Did eating healthy or changing up your diet make your New Year's Resolution list? Simple adjustments like adding fruits and vegetables daily can make a huge impact! Along with helping the environment and animals, moving to a more plant-based diet has numerous health benefits. Hippocrates coined the phrase "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Fruits and vegetables have a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that nourish...

Safety in the Snow: Preventing Injuries This Winter

Whizzing down a snow-covered slope on two skis can be dangerous and hard on your knees, but even simple activities such as shoveling snow or walking on snow and ice pose a variety of hazards. It is important to be alert during the winter and take precautions to prevent personal injury. An accident can happen while you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding or snowmobiling. It can also happen while walking...

The Importance of Staying Active this Winter

Let's be honest; being regularly active can be quite the challenge. Despite our best intentions, life gets busy with work, family commitments, social life, etc., and there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to get active. When you couple all that with cold weather, lots of snow and not a lot of daylight, motivation to stay active drops at the same rate the thermometer does. We all...

We Are Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! We are incredibly grateful for the pleasure and opportunity to serve the West Michigan communities. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! As this year draws to a close and we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we’d like to reflect on Generation Care, our team, therapy, and just some of the reasons we are so grateful – in no particular order!   Direct Access We are grateful that Michigan has direct...

Combating Opioids with Physical Therapy for Veterans

After years of dedicated service, many veterans return from active-duty service and deployment with chronic pain and other physical and mental health conditions. Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons veterans seek care from a physician. Many veterans are put on multiple medications, including opioids, to treat dual diagnosis. Among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, musculoskeletal ailments, joint and back pain, and mental disorders are the leading...

Maintaining a Healthy Back

Aging can be scary, but there are ways to maintain your body and health during the process. Structural changes to the joints and discs of our spine is a natural aging process. Similar to the brake pads of a car, these structures often become thinner as we age which can increase our likelihood of back pain and mobility challenges. Spinal joints and bones require appropriate loading for tissue health and integrity...

September Pediatric Patient of the Month: Jordan!

Jordan has been working hard with Jackie Bradley, DPT to correct his torticollis and strengthen & balance training! Spending time in physical therapy at Generation Care has helped Jordan achieve his greatest accomplishment yet - gaining ground in his overall balance and strength in mobility! His new goals are crawling, climbing, and transitioning from side to side sitting while playing. Rob, Jordan's parent says that Jordan enjoys the time he spends in physical...

New Clinic Opening in Hudsonville!

We are excited to announce a new clinic location in Hudsonville! The clinic is located at 7559 36th Avenue, in the new Georgetown Square complex on the corner of 36th Avenue and Baldwin Street. The new clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Generation Care Physical Therapist, Tyler Finch, PT, DPT will be heading up the new clinic, which will be branded as an Ivy...

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