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    Schedule Now :: Deductibles & Flex Spending Accounts
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    A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids
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    New Kalamazoo Physical Therapy Clinic Opening August 12
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    Physical Therapy is Changing Lives with Direct Access
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Reducing your chances for a fall, on eightWest

Falls and fall-related injuries, such as fractures, are a growing problem among older adults, often causing long term pain, reduced quality of life, and excess health-care costs. Julie Blodgett and Zach Eddy stopped by the WOOD TV studios to talk with eightWest's Rachael Ruiz about how physical

Halloween Contest 2019 – We’re at it again!

Halloween is probably our favorite holiday around here. The honor of bragging rights for the winning clinic is not taken lightly so you can bet our teams begin thinking about how they can win months in advance – and this year they brought it! Vote in the

A Heart-Warming Service Project

There’s no better way to celebrate Physical Therapy Month than by doing a fun service project. Earlier this month we assembled our team and made 16 blankets to donate to a local organization that supports children in need. D.A. Blodgett has been helping children by preventing abuse

Schedule Now :: Deductibles & Flex Spending Accounts

As we near the end of 2019, many of you might find yourselves in a situation where your insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums have already been met for the year, meaning the insurance company will typically pay 100% of your medical costs. Others have a flexible spending

Is physical therapy painful? 4 Myths discussed on eightWest

Physical therapists are experts in the way the body moves. They help people reduce pain, improve mobility, and stay active throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from seeking treatment - for example, many people wonder, "Is physical therapy painful?". Gina Otterbein

Pediatric Bed Wetting & Constipation on eightWest

Many people may never think of consulting with a physical therapist when it comes to pediatric bed wetting and constipation. But, there are signs that parents can look for when it comes to determining if you should seek treatment for your child. Melissa VanKampen and Denise Jongekrijg

A Rewarding Partnership with Crutches 4 Kids

For the past few weeks we’ve been raising money for Crutches 4 Kids, whose mission is simple and high impact – to help children move. 50 million children around the world are in need of crutches but lack access to them. Due to debilitating infectious diseases, chronic

Discussing Back Pain in Women on eightWest

Did you know that back problems are more common in women than men? Many women turn to pain meds or even surgery, but there is a much safer solution and we're talking about it on eightWest. Gina Otterbein and Denise Jongekrijg stopped by the WOOD TV studios

New Kalamazoo Physical Therapy Clinic Opening August 12

Back when we announced our partnership with Ivy Rehab, we were excited for the many opportunities that we’d have to grow and help even more people in the future. We’re pleased to share that we’re working with Ivy Rehab to bring the brand to Kalamazoo, with an

Physical Therapy is Changing Lives with Direct Access

If you listen to your body it will often tell you exactly what it needs. Those back aches that you get after a long night’s sleep, or the shin pain you get every time you run – that’s your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t