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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 Tag

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...

Meet Andrew Bos!

Meet Andrew Bos! Andrew is a favorite patient at the Generation Care Muskegon Clinic location. Andrew has been attending therapy at Generation Care after being involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a TBI (traumatic brain injury). March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Andrew and his family wanted us to share his story and progress in therapy. We asked Generation Care therapists, Laura Kate Covey, and Elizabeth Turner, to...

The Rehab Trifecta For Parkinson’s Disease

When it comes to staving off Parkinson's disease's progression, movement is the best medicine. A long-term degenerative disease that affects mobility, speech and motor skills, Parkinson's is the fastest-growing neurologic disorder worldwide and set to outpace dementia. Parkinson's disease afflicts 1 million people in the United States and 6.9 million people globally. That figure is projected to reach pandemic status and double to 14.2 million people by 2040. Many people think tremors are a hallmark of the disease,...

Meet Liam! Pediatric Patient of the Month for February!

Meet Liam Green, our Pediatric Patient of the Month! Liam has been working with Generation Care Occupational Therapist, Tessa Hagen, MOTR/L and Physical Therapist Jackie Bradley, DPT at our NOCHS Pediatric Rehab Facility. Liam’s mom, Jennifer Green shared: “Liam has been working hard in therapy. He’s been working on dressing himself and hand coordination tasks.  Liam’s biggest accomplishment so far has been in being able to undress alone. OT has really improved...

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

If you or someone you know has decreased vision that is not able to be corrected with glasses or surgery and it is starting to impact independence and ease of life, vision rehab can help you address your low vision needs to assure you maintain your independence and maintain your ability to participate in your daily life functions. People with low vision are at a greater risk of developing depression due...

Post Mastectomy Care

By Megan Dickerson, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist Life after a mastectomy procedure is complicated with many medical visits and decisions about further treatment including reconstruction, radiation, and chemotherapy. In addition, there are other complications that may exist including physical pain, fatigue, emotional changes, fear of movement of arms, scarring, lymphedema in arms, loss of engagement in everyday activities and social isolation. An occupational therapist’s holistic approach enables you to share your complications and...

Meet Allyson! Pediatric Patient of the Month for January!

Meet Alyson Fethke, Pediatric Patient of the Month for January 2019! Allyson began treatment in occupational therapy with us and is now working on speech with Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Kailey Washburn, M.A., CCC-SLP. Kailey says: "Allyson is sweet, smart and a hard worker. She makes excellent progress in therapy, which helped her graduate from OT! I am always happy to see her walk through the door because I know we...

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...

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