Daily archive for April 7, 2013

Gina & Janis Contribute to West Michigan Woman

NPT co-owners and physical therapists Gina Otterbein and Janis Kemper have once again been asked to contribute to West Michigan Woman Magazine, a local magazine and online publication.

Burning Calories Can Be Easy
West Michigan Woman, March 2013

Still battling with extra weight gained over the holidays? It seems as though the last few pounds are the hardest to shed. But losing the weight is easier than you think, when you turn simple office tasks or household chores into opportunities to burn calories….

You can read the article in its entirety here.

Read Janis and Gina’s previous West Michigan Woman articles on postpartum exercise and strengthening your core (pages 20-21).

Strengthening Your Core

Flip through the pages of this month’s West Michigan Woman and you’ll notice two familiar contributors.

Our two co-owners and physical therapists, Janis Kemper and Gina Otterbein, contributed once again to West Michigan Woman, a local magazine and online publication. They wrote a great piece on strengthening your core which featured some corresponding exercises.

Stop the “Crunches” and Train Your Core
West Michigan Woman, February 2013

How many times have you started the year off with good intentions of following through with a resolution to lose weight, get in shape, or be more active? We’ve all been there with the best of intentions, but once February rolls around, that resolution is long gone. Many of us lose the time and ambition, or find that working out can be quite painful.

You can read the article in its entirety here, see pages 20-21. And to check out Janis and Gina’s last article on postpartum pregnancy exercises, click here.

Relay For Life in Sparta: Showing Support for Cancer

It’s time to tell our story, and show our support. Most of us know someone who has had cancer – a friend, family member or neighbor. Please join the Northern Physical Therapy team for Relay for Life in Sparta to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It is our goal to have the team raise more money than last year, and to have a participant on the track for the whole 24 hours. The event is June 7-8, 2013, noon – noon.

We are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because we want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer.

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love.

Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. The American Cancer Society is also rallying communities (like ours!) through events like Relay For Life, to fight back and find cures for this disease.

Please join the Northern Physical Therapy team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!

Donate or Register to be part of our team by visiting our team page here.