The Spine Center Team at Mary Free Bed
Mary Free Bed’s Spine Center is proud to have some of West Michigan’s most experienced and trained clinicians in rehabilitation of spine injury. As a hospital solely devoted to rehabilitation, our services can help you achieve your best outcome.
The Spine Center team is led by a physical medicine and rehabilitation board certified physician who will listen to your history, perform a specialized examination, and begin the process of treatment planning with you. Our physicians will see you through the beginning to the end of your care to make sure that your experience and your rehabilitation is optimal.
Our therapists are certified in the McKenzie Method® of mechanical assessment and treatment of the spine, which is an evidence based method with a focus on empowering each patient to treat and prevent spine injury. Your physical therapist will work with you to treat your injury, empower you to maintain your progress, and teach you how to prevent the injury from recurring.
Our occupational therapists are experts in returning patients to work, and restoring patients to the activities that they value and enjoy. The occupational therapist and the physical therapist will coordinate their expertise to design a comprehensive treatment plan just for you.
Spine pain is often depressing, and can cause anxiety. Both depression and anxiety can delay healing. Our psychologists teach pain management skills, stress reduction, muscle relaxation, and help to identify emotional or behavioral barriers to healing your back or neck pain.