Our Rehab Patients Say It Best

What's Your Story?
Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 

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Giving it his all

Tony McCoy


Feb, 2022
My care team at Lakeland saved my life.

Fighting his way back

I’ll continue this fight.

From care team to care family

My therapists were truly angels.

An all-state recovery

Donnie Necas


Joseph Farber, MD
Jul, 2020
Dr. Farber was very reassuring.

Trusting the Process

Michael Ostrander


Ken Ochiai, MD
Jul, 2020
I was ready to hit the ground running.

Making Every Second Count

Timothy Buchana
Jun, 2019
Nothing was easy, but I didn’t give up.

A Lesson in Acceptance

Evelyn & Carrie Zak
Apr, 2019
A lot of people ask questions about her helmet. I love educating people on something that's helping enhance my daughter's life.

A Lifelong Learning Experience

Thiago Pizzonia
Mar, 2019
His entire care team is really involved and connected with our situation – they all work together.

Discovering a New Normal

Mike Wilson
Mar, 2019
My rehabilitation team gave me such great care - I don't think I would be here without them.

Back on the Road to Recovery

Kevin Ivers


Dan Hayward, MDSara McComish, DPT
Sep, 2018
Choosing Lakeland Orthopedic Physical Therapy was one of the best decisions I made.
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Check-up: Feeding Difficulties in Children (Melanie Beukema, speech and language pathologist)

If you notice that your child is losing weight or having trouble gaining weight, it may be time to seek out the assistance of a speech and language pathologist or occupational therapist.

Corewell Health - We Can

What can we do together? Can we beat the unbeatable? Can we achieve the unthinkable? Can we reach our health goals? And accomplish even more along the way? Can we live healthier, fuller, happier lives? With Corewell Health, we can.

Double knee replacement: Orlando Valera "Spectrum Health Lakeland delivers good medicine"

Orlando Valera had double knee replacement surgery with Jeffrey Postma, DO.

Developmental milestones for children (Amanda Trail, PT)

Pediatric physical therapist Amanda Trail talks about developmental milestones for gross motor skills in your new baby.

Check-Up: Michael O'Hearn – Running Injuries

Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares information on how to avoid common running injuries.

Physician Video Profile: Sean Sullivan, DO (Inpatient Rehabilitation)

St. Joseph native Sean Sullivan, DO is the medical director at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet inpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Sullivan works with physical, speech, and occupational therapists to help patients regain mobility and function.

Inpatient Rehabilitation: Timothy Buchana "Making Every Second Count"

After suffering a severe brain hemorrhage, Timothy turned to Lakeland Hospital Watervliet for inpatient rehabilitation.

Cranial Therapy: Evelyn Zak "A Lesson in Acceptance"

After a flat spot began to develop on baby Evelyn's head, the Zak family turned to Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

Inpatient Rehabilitation: Mike Wilson "A New Normal"

After suffering a stroke, Mike Wilson spent the next month participating in an extensive inpatient rehabilitation program at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet to help him return to his normal functions.

Check-Up: Michael O'Hearn - A Pain in the Back

Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares when to seek medical help for back pain.

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