Monthly archive for November 2017

The Benefits of Physical Therapy on WOOD TV’s eightWest

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If you’re dealing with chronic back pain, an injury that occurred while running, or a nagging pain that came out of nowhere, there’s a safe and effective way to treat all these issues, and it’s physical therapy. Gina Otterbein and Julie Blodgett, both physical therapists here at Northern, stopped by the studios of WOOD TV’s eightWest in Grand Rapids and talked with Rachael Ruiz about some of the benefits that physical therapy can provide to people of all ages and medical conditions.

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Physical therapy is a safe and effective way to treat an injury or constant pain, it reduces the chance for surgery, reduces healthcare costs, and reduces the need for prescription medications. Primary care doctors often refer patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem because it’s considered a safe, natural, and effective approach to managing the pain.

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If you’d like to schedule your free consultation, we offer physical therapy in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Coopersville, Cedar Springs, Wayland, Grant, Sparta, Kalamazoo, Allendale, and Lowell.

View Our Previous Physical Therapy Segments on eightWest
If you missed any of our previous eightWest segments, you can see us talk about pain during pregnancy and when caring for a newbornstep challenge, senior fitness, healthy kids and teensproper form when running and stretchingwomen’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan. We’re offering physical therapy throughout the greater Grand Rapids area!


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Physical Therapist in Muskegon / Norton Shores :: Now Open!

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We’re excited to announce the opening of our 8th physical therapy clinic, and this time we’re headed to the lakeshore. Northern Physical Therapy in Muskegon / Norton Shores officially opens today! Our new office is conveniently located off US 31 on Harvey, just south of The Lakes Mall. We’ll be open until 7pm most evenings so it’s convenient to stop by after work for an appointment. We’ve got a stellar physical therapist in Muskegon with clinic director, Michelle Hertel, who is also a Certified McKenzie therapist with over 25 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation.

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If you’re looking for a physical therapist in Muskegon / Norton Shores, our clinic has all the services you’ve come to know at our other locations. We help people who are suffering from low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, or any type of discomfort that might be chronic or as a result of an injury or surgery. We also have a team of sports rehabilitation experts who are equipped to work with both student and adult athletes on sprains, strains, foot and ankle pain, or post surgery recovery. We have plans to roll out our fitness classes and personal training packages in 2018, so be on the lookout for those as well.

Physical therapist in MuskegonNow Accepting New Patients for Physical Therapy in Muskegon / Norton Shores
We are currently accepting new patients and this Muskegon Norton Shores clinic offers free consultations. To reach the office directly, give us a call at 231.799.8883. It’s time to stop living with pain, give physical therapy a try today!


If you’re looking for a Physical Therapist in Muskegon / Norton Shores, we can help. We’re helping people in Fruitport, Spring Lake, Muskegon, and Grand Haven feel great. If you’re suffering from back pain, a sports injury, chronic pain, or recovering from surgery, give physical therapy a try – it’s a safe and natural way of healing the body. Northern Physical Therapy is part of the Ivy Rehab Network.