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

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...

October Pediatric Patient of the Month: Grason!

Grason Collis has been working hard in speech and language therapy and occupational therapy at North Ottawa Community Hospital outpatient center. Grason attends speech and language therapy with Jen Feurt, M.A, CCC-SLP and occupational therapy with Krystina Donoghue, M.S, OTR/L. In speech, Grason is currently working on his articulation skills with a focus on the production of the phoneme /s/. Ms. Jen reports that “Grason is doing a great job producing...

June Pediatric Patient of the Month, Mila!

Mila works with Occupational Therapy for regulation, body awareness, and motor planning and Speech Therapy to improve her expressive-receptive language in order to communicate within multiple environments Dave Eilers MS, CCC-SLP had this to say about Mila, “She is the sweetest little girl and we have had the pleasure of working with her over the past two years. Mila started speech therapy and was non-verbal with a lot of self-harming behaviors....

LSVT for Parkinson’s

By Brian Keenoy, DPT I have been lucky enough to work with people with Parkinson’s for 5+ years now. I became LSVT BIG certified in April of 2014 and have had the pleasure of working with over 100 people diagnosed Parkinson’s. In those years I have been able to see individuals utilize physical therapy (PT), speech therapy (ST), and occupational therapy (OT), and specifically the LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD treatment...

April Is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month!

This April we celebrate the discipline of Occupational Therapy and its role in our rehab team. Generation Care is proud to be one of the few locations on the lakeshore that has skilled occupational therapists as part of their team. Occupational Therapy’s discipline is derived from the early use of daily occupations as forms of therapy. The term Occupy is defined as: fill or preoccupy (the mind or thoughts). "Her mind was occupied...

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