Register For Upcoming Events

At Northern Physical Therapy, we believe in educating our patients, and the communities in which we live and work. We have a variety of educational events scheduled throughout the year, each focusing on a different health topic. 

Upcoming Events
  • Office Ergonomics in Wayland
    Thursday, April 17, 6-7pm with Lyn Jansen, Occupational Therapist
    Does your back hurt at the end of the work day? Do you get headaches from looking at the computer screen all day? By the time 5:00 rolls around are you ready to get out of your desk chair and move around?
    When your office set up promotes healthier postures you will notice less fatigue and more comfort during and after the work day. Business owners, employees, and anyone who sits at a desk should join us as we discuss quick tips to improve your workstation set up, safe postures, and techniques for office work. We will also have a representative from Kentwood Office Furniture who will be available to answer any specific questions you may have on office chairs.
    Wayland Clinic: 709 West Superior, Wayland, 269.792.4440
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    Healthy Senior Living Sparta
    Tuesday, April 22, 6-7pm with Biocorrect and Lyn Jansen, Occupational Therapist
    Sparta Clinic: 31 Ida Red, Sparta, 616.887.8152

    There comes a time when we have to face the fact that we're getting older, and along with age comes the inevitable task of adapting to daily life in a different way. This event is designed for both older adults and their caretakers or children. Aging is never an easy process, but there are ways to make life easier for seniors. This event will cover safe driving, fitness & injury prevention, home safety, and custom orthotics.

    Driving Fitness for Older Adults
    You may have driven your entire life and take great pride in your safety record, but it is normal for your skills behind the wheel to change as you age. In large part, it is up to you to determine how safely and how long you can drive. This event will discuss how to recognize and respond to normal age-related changes that effect driving. Learn how to take control of your own future behind the wheel! 

    Custom Orthotics with Biocorrect
    If you think of your feet as shock absorbers for your body, you can imagine that even the smallest issue in your foot can lead to injury or pain up into your legs. Here's where the orthotics come in. These nifty support devices are inserts that go in your shoes and their purpose is to reduce stress by providing support for your feet. But, orthotics aren't just for foot pain - they help ankles, shins, and knees too, and they make standing, walking, and running more comfortable. From young runners and athletes to an aging population with joint pain, everyone can benefit from an orthotic to make whatever they're doing more comfortable.
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    Grant Open House

    Thursday, April 24, 5-7pm at our Grant clinic, 17615 West Moore Road, 231.834.0208

    We've been known to throw a great party so we're excited to invite you to our Open House, celebrating our 20th year in business! Join us for desserts, drinks, giveaways, and a super spring sale! You'll also have an opportunity to meet and mingle with our therapists who will be ready to talk about back pain, women’s health, foot orthotics and fitness/sports injuries.

    As a special bonus, for one night only, we will be offering many of our gift certificates, services and products at 20% off!
    GIFT CERTIFICATES: Personal Fitness Training, Monthly Fitness Packages, Pool Classes, and Massage
    SERVICES: Custom foot orthotic fittings
    PRODUCTS: Including, but not limited to: Biofreeze, Lumbar Rolls, Theraband, Colpac
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    Healthy Summer Living
    Tuesday, May 13, 6-7pm
    With all the social events that quickly fill up the calendar in the summer, it's easy to just want to lay on the beach during your free time. But, summer is a great time to stay active! This event will teach you some new and creative activities to keep you fit during the summer. We'll also feature a youth oriented therapist who will focus on fitness programs and activities for the youngsters in your family.
    Wayland Clinic: 709 West Superior, Wayland, 269.792.4440
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    Girls Night Out - A Women's Health Event
    Thursday, June 12, 5-7pm
    As women, sometimes we run into health issues that may be uncomfortable to talk about, but it's important to remember that we're not alone. Grab a friend and join us for Girl's Night Out, our Women's Health event on June 12, where we'll be talking about a variety of topics including athletic injuries, incontinence, postpartum issues, and back pain. If there are other sources of nagging pain that you've been wanting to ask about, now is the time! Of course, we'll have wine and hors d'oeuvres, and our massage therapist will be on hand to offer a little pampering as well.

    Wayland Clinic: 709 West Superior, Wayland, 269.792.4440

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    Good Form Running :: Sparta
    Tuesday, September 16, 6-7pm, with Gazelle Sports
    *Space is limited to 15 participants, early registration is strongly encouraged.
    Sparta Clinic: 31 Ida Red, Sparta, 616.887.8152 

    For many of us, running is not just a way to maintain a healthy weight, it's a way of life. With practice you can constantly improve your running technique to reduce your chances of injury and run faster. There is a better way to run and we're going to show you how at this event, hosted in conjunction with Gazelle Sports.

    Knowing the proper form can help you eliminate the chances of injury, and improve your speed. And we all know that nothing is worse than developing a nagging pain that keeps you from running. 

    If you have questions about this event, contact us at 616.887.8152.
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    Balance and Falls :: Sparta
    Thursday, October 16, 6-7pm
    Do you or a loved one have a history of near falls, loss of balance, arthritis, or a recent surgery? Join us as we discuss strategies to improve balance and prevent the risk of falls.
    Sparta Clinic: 31 Ida Red, Sparta, 616.887.8152   
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