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

Toys For Children With Sensory Processing Disorders

By Lauren Geers, MOTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people are searching for the perfect gift for children. Holiday shopping can be stressful for many people but it can be especially stressful when shopping for a child who has a sensory processing disorder. Due to the wide range of sensory processing characteristics, this post is aimed at providing sensory toy ideas for more specific sensory characteristics...

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...

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...

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...

Life beyond opioids – Sarah’s Story

The opioid epidemic has been big news. No one wants to live in constant pain, but many people also don't want to face the risks associated with opioid painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive and can lead to depression, overdose and withdrawal symptoms – stealing one's quality of life and destroying relationships in the process. While opioids are appropriate in certain situations, they usually are not the best first course of action....

Why Muskegon?

by Jill Wiersma, PT, DPT - Clinic Director Generation Care, Muskegon Clinic, is where I began my professional career and a place I have called home since graduating from Oakland University in 2018 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. October 2018 marks 1 year of being a Clinical Director. Now, a little background on my PT clinic experiences, I was born and raised on the east side of the state where...

Meet Haley!

Meet Haley Makowski, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for October! Haley has been receiving occupational and speech therapy services at the NOCHS Rehabilitation facility. Occupational Therapist, Tessa Hagen MOTR/L says, "I am always excited when Haley’s name pops up on my schedule. Her infectious smile, positive spirit, and can-do attitude shine brightly during her occupational therapy sessions. Haley has worked hard over the past few months to learn how to respond to...

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