Our Rehab Patients Say It Best

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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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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.

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.
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Check-up: When is bedwetting not normal? (Vanessa Cool, PT)

Physical therapist Vanessa Cool talks about the activities and therapies used to help children overcome bedwetting.

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.

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.

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