Spine Center

Let’s bring you back from pain.

Back pain can sideline anyone, from professional athletes and weekend warriors to officer workers and active grandparents. The Spine Center at Mary Free Bed can help manage your spine and orthopedic issues, whether your pain is new or ongoing. 

Millions of people suffer from back, neck and joint pain. For some, the pain may be mild and easily manageable. Others may experience severe and debilitating symptoms that prevent participation in everyday activities. No matter your symptoms, our multidisciplinary team can help restore your health through rehabilitation.

Our goal is your goal – to get you back to enjoying life.

Dr. Teri Holwerda, Spine Center

We provide care for a range of musculoskeletal conditions caused by an injury or surgery, or if you’re experiencing long-lasting discomfort caused by things such as overuse or poor posture, including:



  • Instability
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness


  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease/Disc conditions
  • Fractures
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolistheis
  • Surgery
  • Whiplash

Your Team 

We’ll work with you to create a rehabilitation plan designed to restore maximum function and reduce pain without surgical intervention. Our integrated, patient-centered approach to care is dedicated to treating the whole person.

Our specially trained clinicians use the latest, evidence-based care to treat and prevent future problems. During the course of your rehabilitation, team members meet regularly to review your symptoms and progress, and address any needs.

Depending on your individual symptoms and goals, you may see clinicians from several disciplines, including:

  • Rehabilitation physician – called a physiatrist – who specializes in spine and musculoskeletal conditions and will evaluate your symptoms and provide treatment.
  • Doctor of chiropractic who is board certified in rehabilitation to evaluate your symptoms and provide treatment.
  • Nurse practitioner with extensive experience in spine and musculoskeletal issues who can recommend treatment and provide care.
  • Physical therapist to treat you and explain lifestyle changes that will promote long-term spine health.
  • Occupational therapist to provide ergonomic recommendations for home and work to protect your spine.
  • Pain psychologist to help you understand and cope with any emotional or behavioral responses to your pain.
Dr. Morelli, Spine Center


Our clinicians will listen carefully to your needs and talk to you about innovative treatment options. We offer a full range of diagnostics and treatments that don’t involve medication or surgery. Together, you’ll establish a plan to maximize function and reduce pain that may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises, including a home exercise plan
  • Chiropractic adjustments, exercises, care management
  • McKenzie Method physical therapy examination and treatment
  • Electrodiagnostics (EMG) to test nerve and muscle function
  • Fluoroscopically guided injection or Ultrasound-guided injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet injection
  • Joint injection
  • Trigger point injection
  • Nerve block
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Manual therapy
  • Posture modifications
  • Pain psychology
  • Referral to a highly recommended specialist, when appropriate
Dr. Tom Fowler, Spine Center


Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation 
235 Wealthy St. SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
P: 616.840.8005
F: 616.840.9642

Mary Free Bed Holland 
3290 Wellness Drive 
Building D, Suite 150 
Holland, MI 49424 
P: 616.294.4066
F: 616.994.6062

Mary Free Bed at Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan – Muskegon 
6425 S. Harvey St. 
Norton Shores, MI 49444 
P: 231.798.4866
F: 231.798.6391

Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare Long Lake
5191 Rosewood Drive
Traverse City, MI 49685
P: 231.946.1979
F: 231.946.1984

Mary Free Bed at SpartanNash YMCA 
5722 Metro Way, Suite B 
Wyoming, MI 49519 
P: 616.840.7529
F: 616.840.9693 

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