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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
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NOCHS, Grand Haven, MI

1015 S. Beacon Blvd.
P: 616.847.5293

physical therapy Tag

Meet Emerson and Ellison! Pediatric Patient of the Month for May!

Meet Emerson and Ellison Hill, the Pediatric Patients of the Month for May 2019! Emma and Ella have been working with Jackie Bradley, DPT at Generation Care on physical therapy.Emma and Ella's mom, Lauren shared:"My girls have been working towards many goals over the past ten months, but most recently have been focusing on crawling and standing." Independently sitting with supine and achieving mobility has really allowed them to become...

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...

Finding Fitness With Lower Back Pain

The number of U.S. emergency room visits, pain medication orders, injections, imaging studies and surgical interventions directed at lower back pain continue to rise. Physical therapists frequently meet people who report their fitness efforts have been hampered by low back pain. Here are five recommendations that can help those with lower back pain have more success in the gym. Five Ways To Find Fitness With Lower Back Pain #1 Do not exercise...

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...

Direct Access to Physical Therapy in the State of Michigan

What is Direct Access? “Direct access” is the phrase used in health care to explain how a person accesses services without a physician referral. In Michigan, this is a newer concept – only a part of health care law since 2014. In 2014 Michigan passed a law (Public Act 260), which allows people in the state of Michigan to be seen directly by a physical therapist for 21 days or 10...

Life beyond opioids – Sarah’s Story

The opioid epidemic has been big news. No one wants to live in constant pain, but many people also don't want to face the risks associated with opioid painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive and can lead to depression, overdose and withdrawal symptoms – stealing one's quality of life and destroying relationships in the process. While opioids are appropriate in certain situations, they usually are not the best first course of action....

99 And Not Slowing Down – Dora’s Story

We LOVE this story about 99-year-old Generation Care patient, Dora Quittelier! Soon to be 100 on October 1st! Dora has been working with GC therapists Brian Keenoy and Eric Bastian for the last year recovering from bone fractures. She is such an example and inspiration to all of us! Dora attributes her long life and good health to the acronym: N.E.W. (nutrition, exercise, water) S.T.A.R.T. (sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month? Ovarian cancer is often called a silent cancer because the symptoms can be subtle. Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Bloating Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly after eating Abdominal pain Urinary frequency Although many women would say they experience any one or all of these symptoms in any given month, it’s important to listen to your body and pay attention to changes in...

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