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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Making Every Second Count

Timothy Buchana
Jun, 2019
Nothing was easy, but I didn’t give up. I could feel myself getting stronger and stronger every day.

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.

Odds of Survival

Stan Smith


Mark Harrison, MD
Oct, 2017
I would like to look Dr. Harrison in the eye, shake his hand, and thank him.

Fitness Designed with You in Mind

Eleanor Dorow


Oct, 2017
My exercise specialist, Emily, meets with me monthly to discuss my progress and introduce new exercises into my routine.

Spinning in Circles

Ruth Thornton


Shannon Logsdon, PT
May, 2017
Physical therapy worked wonders – it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.

A Dynamic Duo

Larry Willey


Shannon Logsdon, PTSarah Frantz, PTA
Jan, 2017
They pushed me just the right amount to get me to where I needed to be.

Niles to St. Joseph - One Big Family

Becky Laymon
Nov, 2016
They treated me so well, and encouraged me without making me feel ‘less than’. They truly became my family.
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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.

Check-Up: A Pain in the Back - When to Seek Help

Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares how to determine if back pain is serious enough to seek medical help.

Planning Your Life Around the Restroom? Take Control!

Learn about the causes and symptoms of incontinence.

Check-Up: Causes of Incontinence (Vanessa Cool, PT)

Vanessa Cool shares how rehabilitation can be an effective treatment option for incontinence.

Angie’s Story – A Journey Through Grief Healing

Angie Crabtree's sister Cassie died of an accidental overdose, leaving two young boys without a mother. The boys joined Angie's family and she shared her family's journey through grief with Lory's Place.

The Mensinger Family’s Story – A Journey Through Hospice Care

Janice Mensinger had congestive heart failure, her daughter Carol shares her mother's and family's journey with serious illness, hospice care, and the hanson hospice center in hopes to raise charitable care dollars.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2019