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
 

Neurological Conditions

Comprehensive Neurological Therapy

We treat all types of chronic and acute neurological conditions.

Diseases and injuries to the nervous system can have dramatic effects across the body affecting ones ability to function. Simple tasks can become extremely difficult and one’s independence can be lost. The nervous system controls the muscles of the body, joint movements, balance and coordination. It is important to note that with the right kind of therapy you can improve your level of function, relieve pain, improve your balance, and enhance walking and safety.

Generation Care is known for its comprehensive therapy options for patients with a wide range of acute and chronic neurological conditions, including:

  1. Stroke (CVA) – Cerebrovascular Accident
  2. Brain Tumor
  3. Pediatric Diagnoses (cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, shaken baby syndrome)
  4. Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Closed Head Injury and Post-Concussion Therapy
  6. Cognitive Care© – for dementia staging and management
  7. Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
  8. Parkinson’s Disease

Post-Concussion Care

Generation Care’s unique  concussion program focuses on a multi-dimensional approach to correcting and re-balancing key systems, facilitating a FULL recovery.

90% of concussions resolve within two weeks. Subtle problems with dizziness, concentration and memory, neck pain, headache and balance issues may continue for years to come without intervention.

Physical therapists who specialize in specific treatment approaches, and speech pathologists with specialized training in cognition and executive functioning, work together to clear all systems, preventing problems in the years to come – often overlooked in the initial injury assessment process.

Program Features:

  • Cranio-sacral techniques and dermoneuromodulation to assist with treatment of headaches and sensory disturbances
  • Vestibular therapy for intermittent vertigo or dizziness
  • Balance recovery and re-training
  • TMJ – jaw mobility and alignment limitations secondary to trauma
  • Upper cervical mobility and stability restored secondary to post-traumatic guarding
  • Cognitive assessment and executive function re-training
  • Vision and perceptual difficulty
  • Progressive sub-symptom exercise progression specific to sport or activity

Parkinson's Specialty Care programs

LSVT BIG Program
LSVT LOUD Program
GO Group!
Aquatic Programs
Tai Chi
Physical / Occupational
Tandem Bicycling
  • LSVT® BIG Program.

    LSVT BIG is an exercise treatment program for people with Parkinson’s disease. It is based on the principle that the brain can learn and change. LSVT BIG works on using a single therapy focus (BIGNESS of movement) to improve movement quality for patients. This intensive therapy is 4 hours per week for 4 weeks, a total of 16 sessions. Led by certified LSVT therapists, the clinical outcomes are incredible.

  • LSVT® LOUD Program.

    Voice amplitude is a huge issue with progressive Parkinson’s disease.  LOUD does more than treat the voice – the whole face and expression of the “mask” associated with Parkinson’s changes following this intensive 4-week program.  Stop in to meet with an LSVT Loud-Certified Speech Pathologist.  You’ll be glad you did!

    This intensive speech therapy program for Parkinson’s patients works to improve voice volume. It is 4 hours per week – 4 days a week for a total of 16 sessions.

  • GO Group!

    Just for people challenged by Parkinson’s! This group meets 1 time per week for 6 weeks and is led by LSVT certified BIG and LOUD therapists. The cost is $48 for 6 weeks. Founded on the principles of LSVT™, our GO Group focuses on large amplitude movement and sound. This group class is a perfect next step for Big™ and Loud™ graduates, or those new to large amplitude movement.

  • Aquatic Parkinson’s Programs

    Offered for individuals or in an Aquatic Therapy Pool Group lead by a therapist, this is often the best way for many to keep moving!  This program focuses on trunk rotation, posture and stride length – all of the typical issues with the disease progression.

  • Tai Chi

    This slow-moving, gentle and beautiful exercise form comes from the Chinese and it has been proven to lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, improve balance, and totally impact the function of any older adult. Tai Chi is very helpful to our Parkinson’s patients but is also open to anyone.

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

    Physical therapy plays a vital role in the treating and maintaining of function in individuals with neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease. If you are having difficulty with coordination, strength, walking, balance or function, then physical or occupational therapy is right for you. Our therapists are experts in treating neurological diseases and providing a comprehensive plan to help you reach your maximum level of function for daily living and leisure.

  • Tandem Bicycling

    PEDALING FOR PARKINSONS™: Based on the cutting edge research at the Cleveland Clinic, Generation Care is part of meeting the need for Parkinson’s patients through high speed, high intensity tandem cycling.  The research protocol of three times per week, 40 minute rides at 80-90 RPM’s, is met with a volunteer rider on the back seat, forcing the clipped in lower extremities of the person with Parkinson’s to meet the physical demand by setting the high pace. Studies show that medication can be lowered; tremors and rigidity impacted, and cardiovascular results are amazing too!

    * Please let us know if you would like to trial the biking or volunteer to ride with a PWP (person with Parkinson’s). Contact us for more information!

Meet our Parkinson’s Specialty Team

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Michelle Davis, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
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Annie Swinehart, COTA
Occupational Therapist Assistant | Clinical Manager
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Abby Hilgendorf, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
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Megan Dickerson, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
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Kurt Kreiner, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech & Language Pathologist
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Allison Warsinske, DPT, C/NDT
Physical Therapist
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