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ReCOVery℠ Program

Ask for a referral, or call us directly: 616.840.8005, 800.668.6001. If you’re able to recuperate at home from COVID-19, but are still dealing with significant symptoms, Mary Free Bed’s ReCOVery℠ Program may be just what you need. Especially if you’re struggling with shortness of breath, a designated team of physicians and therapists will treat you…

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Mary Free Bed outpatient locations reopen for rehabilitation care

outpatient locations opening

WELCOME BACK! We’re excited to be able to serve you in person again, and we’re making it safe and easy to get the care you need at a number of convenient locations. Would you rather receive virtual services from home? We can do that, too! In-Person Visits You can feel confident coming to see us….

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Mary Free Bed Kids physical therapist donates masks in fight against COVID-19

Kate Rustem and her masks

When Kate Rustem heard area hospitals were accepting donations of homemade masks, she tapped into her crafting skills and a stash of fabric remnants. A physical therapist on the Mary Free Bed Kids outpatient team who’s on temporary leave, Kate created nearly 50 masks while also caring for her young niece and nephew when her…

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Pain Rehabilitation Program opens up ‘a whole new world’ for Gerry

Gerry King suffered with debilitating pain for three years. It became so unbearable, the 75-year-old was unable to care for herself at her Kalamazoo home and began living in a nursing facility. “You get to a point where you think, OK, if I have to be this way for the rest of my life, so…

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Harper excels after surgery to remove brain tumor with participation in intensive Pediatric Day Rehab program

Harper Gallagher hadn’t been feeling well. When her mom, Stephanie, asked the 2-year-old what was wrong, Harper touched the top of her head. The toddler wasn’t sleeping and was experiencing severe headaches. After several trips to her pediatrician’s office and medical tests, doctors discovered Harper had Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a rare brain tumor. “It was…

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Bone Health Program

Osteoporosis is a very common condition that can affect your overall health and longevity. About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone density (placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis), according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. About one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a…

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Whether you’re a weekend warrior coping with a recent sports injury or you’re recovering from an orthopedic surgery, Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation offers specialized rehabilitative care in customized facilities. Our team can provide rehabilitation after injury or illness or if you’re managing a chronic condition. We treat adult patients coping with a wide range…

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Restoring balance with vestibular rehabilitation therapy

A balance disorder can affect a person’s quality of life by significantly impacting his or her comfort and safety. A person who has vertigo, for instance, may have trouble performing daily tasks at home or work. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy, such as what’s offered at Mary Free Bed, can help to address these issues. Mary Free Bed therapists…

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Effective therapies for patients with spinal cord injury

A customized therapy plan is crucial for patients who have sustained a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury. The Spinal Cord Injury Team at Mary Free Bed collaborates to determine the most appropriate rehabilitation methods to promote motor recovery after a spinal cord injury. Mary Free Bed therapist Kristina Simpson, PT, MSPT, recently authored an article, “Promoting Motor…

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