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

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric patient of the month

Meet Brielle! March Pediatric Patient of the Month

Brielle is our March Pediatric Patient of the Month! Brielle has been coming to Generation Care to work on occupational and speech therapy and is doing fantastic. In speech therapy, Brielle's focus has been building her vocabulary to use spontaneously and imitate single words/signs, and follow directions. Since beginning therapy, Brielle is now doing more tasks, following more directions with support, and using more words and signs spontaneously to communicate throughout...

Meet Mekhi! February Pediatric Patient of the Month

Mekhi is our February Pediatric Patient of the Month! Mekhi has been coming to Generation Care to work on occupational therapy and has been doing amazing! Mekhi is always a pleasure to work with! He always comes in with a big smile and some hilarious jokes! His OT, Krystina, shares more about the fun they have, stating, "We’ve become so close that we even have nicknames for each other that we...

Meet Matthew! January Pediatric Patient of the Month

Matthew is our January Pediatric Patient of the Month! Matthew has been coming to Generation Care for a couple of months to work on occupational and speech therapy. In occupational therapy, his focus has been on fine motor skills, core strength, and gaining more confidence in his movements. Speech therapy has helped Matthew use multi-word phrases and develop noun recognition. Matthew could use only 2 words 6 months ago, and now...

Meet Avila! December Pediatric Patient of the Month

Avila is our December Patient of the Month! Avila currently comes to Generation Care to help with her handwriting and food aversion. Our Occupational Therapist, Shanyn, has been working with Avila since October. Avila has already improved her handwriting legibility and has tried 2 new vegetables since starting her therapy in October! Every month, we get to reflect on the advancements our littlest patients have accomplished, and it means so much...

Meet Simon! November Pediatric Patient of the Month

Simon is our November Patient of the Month! He has been attending Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Feeding Therapy with our speech-language pathologist. Simon has demonstrated great gains in all disciplines, but today, we wanted to recognize his gains in Physical Therapy. When Simon started Physical Therapy, he wasn't able to hold any weight on his legs and didn't have the balance to keep himself upright. Today, he can walk...

How Vision Impairment Affects Daily Life

Declining eyesight can interfere with basic activities of daily living, including driving, paying bills, cooking, and watching TV. Recognizing you can no longer see to drive or safely get around your home takes courage. Occupational therapy offers tips and tools to help you regain confidence and independence. February is low vision awareness month, making it a great time to have an annual eye exam or check in with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.   OT...

Why your infant’s head tilt can be a big deal

Congenital Muscular Torticollis (abbreviated CMT) is a common condition in children, mostly infants, where the child presents with a head tilt to one side, and often rotation to the opposite side. When present, this is seen at birth or shortly after, and usually goes hand-in-hand with head flattening (often diagnosed as “plagiocephaly”). This condition has been described by research as occurring in nearly 4-16% of newborns, so chances are, you have...

November Pediatric Patient of the Month!

Meet Mason, the November Pediatric Patient of the Month! Mason has been working with Physical and Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapist, Sarah Murphy has been helping Mason strengthen his upper body! Sarah says, "Mason has been making such great progress in occupational therapy! He arrives with a big smile and enthusiastic, "Hi, how are you?" each week. He puts forth his best effort in his sessions and has made great improvements in...

Oncology Questions? We have answers!

Did you know that Generation Care specializes in the treatment of cancer patients? We have had the incredible honor of helping many patients in the West Michigan area. While treatment is what most people think about, there is also the recovery process. Restoring function and helping you manage your recovery process is what we specialize in. As you may know, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Our Breast Cancer patients...

Dry Needling at the Grand Rapids Performance Center

Dry needling is a modality that is useful for pain, dizziness, and neuromuscular dysfunction. It involves the insertion of a sterile monofilament (small diameter) needle into myofascial trigger points. The area(s) of insertion are unique to the person receiving the treatment. Some clinicians will insert a needle into a muscle and then manipulate the needle to provoke a muscular twitch signaling neurologic reset of the tissue. Others will insert multiple...

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