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

Physical 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

So, What Does a Physical Therapist Really Do?

As we celebrate Physical Therapy Month, it is a chance to reflect on all the fantastic people that we get to work with daily. From young to old, we are afforded the opportunity to really get to connect with people and help them achieve all sorts of goals. It is also an opportunity to educate people on what it is that physical therapists really do. When someone asks what you do,...

Run (or walk) On the Moon with Our Alter G Treadmill

Are you sick of that nagging joint pain in your knee? Are you ready to return to sport faster? Tired of the swelling in your ankles at the end of the day due to a previous ankle sprain? All of these problems can be resolved with the use of the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill at Ivy Rehab in Hudsonville. The Alter G Treadmill is designed to unload these nagging joints...

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...

Dance is in Session!

Any dancers out there? Dancers are a unique group of athletes, who not only have to perform incredible bodily movements but who have to look calm and emotive while doing so! Due to the high physical demand and repetitive motions, injuries in dancers are common…VERY common. Several research studies estimated that preprofessional adolescent ballet students experienced an injury rate higher than youth indoor soccer players and nearly twice the rate of adolescent...

What You Need To Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Heels hurting after walking all day in those flip flops? How about after your morning run? If you're suffering from this type of chronic pain, you may have plantar fasciitis. It's a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which is similar to a bowstring. The plantar fascia runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to...

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