Physical Therapy News

Halloween Contest 2020 – Vote for your Favorite!

Halloween just might be our favorite holiday. The winning clinic gets full bragging rights so you can bet our teams begin thinking about how they can win months in advance – and this year’s level of creativity could not be matched!

The polls have closed and the winner is…WAYLAND’s Thoracic Park!

Allendale :: Rate Your Pain 

Cedar Springs :: The Addams Family

Muskegon / Generation Care :: Busy Bees

Coopersville :: Saved by the Bell

Lowell :: Superheroes

Norton Shores :: Flintstones

Wayland :: Thoracic Park

Comstock Park :: SkeletonsReed City :: Down on the Farm

Grant :: Yip Yip Martians

Sparta :: Ninja Warriors

Check out the 2019 contest here, the 2018 contest here, the 2017 contest here, and the 2016 contest here.

Keeping Kids Active :: An interview on eightWest

Keeping kids active on eightWest

Kids naturally want to be active. The need to use up some of their endless amounts of energy is vital for their mental and physical health. But, today’s modern families are facing some challenges that make it harder to be active on a regular basis. We’re seeing a greater number of kids doing virtual learning, with parents who are busy working and taking care of the home life responsibilities. These factors make it difficult for kids to get the suggested 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

The good news is that you don’t need fancy equipment to stay physically active. It can be as simple as doing some fun exercises with your kids, while mixing in a little pretend. Plus, it’s even more fun if you can get the entire family involved.

Gina Otterbein from Northern Physical Therapy and Sarah Pipher from our partners at the Grand Rapids Performance Center, Generation Care stopped by the WOOD tv studios of eightWest to chat with Jordan Carson about fun ways to keep kids active.

Plus, they announced our new Family Fitness Challenge series that will offer up weekly challenges and exercises to engage the entire family. Join the group here and participate each week for a chance to win some cool prizes.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fun exercises we’ll show you and your littles ones. Kids love to play pretend so these animal walk exercises are a great way to keep them engaged.

If you have questions about your child’s development, an injury they’ve had, or pain they’re experiencing, feel free to reach out to us. We can schedule a consultation and learn more about your child’s condition. As part of the Ivy Rehab Network, you can request an appointment at any of our clinics by clicking here.

View Our Previous Physical Therapy Segments on eightWest

If you missed any of our previous WOOD TV eightWest segments, you can view them at the following links. We’ve talked about various topics: Tips for doing yard work with less pain, Tips for comfortably working from homeCouch to 5k Training Programhow fitness can prevent cancertips to reduce holiday stress, reducing your chances for a fallis physical therapy painfulpediatric constipation and bed wettingback pain in women, physical therapy vs taking prescription pain medication, the lesser known issues we treat, benefits of physical therapypain during pregnancy and when caring for a newborn, our annual step challenge, senior and elderly fitness programs, having healthy kids and teens, reducing the chances for injuries by knowing the proper form when running and stretchingwomen’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan. With multiple west Michigan locations we’re offering physical therapy in Lowell and throughout the greater Grand Rapids area!

The Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy Network is Now Serving Reed City

Reed City Physical Therapy

We are excited to share that our newest clinic in Reed City, Michigan is now open. The clinic is located at 204 West Upton Avenue next to Huntington Bank. As with all offices within the Ivy Rehab Network, the Reed City clinic is committed to their patients by offering in–clinic, virtual telehealth, and at home appointments. With nearly 30 locations in Michigan, the Ivy Rehab Network continues to expand to serve more communities like Reed City.  

“I’ve been treating patients in the Reed City and Big Rapids area for over 11 years now,” said Jill Crosby, Clinic Director, and Physical Therapist at Ivy Rehab. “I am thrilled to continue to offer high-quality physical therapy services at our newest PT office in Reed City and am excited to continue to build relationships and help people get back to doing what they love.“ 

Jill has a passion for treating orthopedics, sports and work-related injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and chronic pain. In addition to earning a certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Jill has continued to enhance her hands-on therapy expertise through further coursework in Myofascial Release using the John F. Barnes approach. 

“As Regional Director for the Ivy Rehab Network of clinics in Western Michigan and one of the founding partners of Northern Physical Therapy, I’m so excited to expand our service area to Reed City,” stated Gina Otterbein. “We are excited to add this new location to the Ivy Rehab family and are honored to have Jill join our team.”  

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy in Reed City will provide treatments that include Physical Therapy, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Chronic Pain, Orthopedic Therapy, Post-Surgical Treatment, Arthritis Treatment, HeadachesMcKenzie Method, Myofascial Release Technique, Pediatric Physical Therapy, TMJ Treatment, and Vertigo Treatment. Special programs that will be offered at the Reed City clinic include: 

Access to care is available with or without a physician’s prescription, usually within 24 hours, and through virtual telehealth as well. The office is open Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment. If you’ve injured yourself or are experiencing pain or discomfort, the Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy team is here for you.  

To make an appointment, give them a call at (231) 465-4289 or to request an appointment online, click here