The Recovery Project Expands Therapy Operations Into Lansing

July 18, 2017

The Recovery Project, a leading provider of high-intensity physical, occupational and speech therapies that improve the lives and functionality of patients with spinal cord and other neurological injuries, will open a new clinic this fall in Lansing—the organization’s third location. Charlie Parkhill, co-founder of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.

Demolition of the new space, which is located at 3960 Patient Care Drive, Suite 117, is already underway. The 3,600-square-foot clinic is expected to be fully operational by mid-September. It will offer the same high-level evidence-based physical, occupational and speech therapy services the organization…Read More

How No-Fault Impacts Lives: Justin’s Story

July 6, 2017

Justin Anderson was injured April 21, 1989. He was finishing up his sophomore year of college in Rhode Island when he was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He has been a patient at The Recovery Project for years and has made significant advances in his recovery—which may not have been possible without Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance.

“Thinking about what life would be like if we didn’t have no fault, it’s hard to imagine that Justin would not be in the great condition that hes in right now and that…Read More

WDIV: Health care crisis impact on businesses and employees

June 30, 2017

Millions of Americans receive health care coverage through their employers, and changes to health care legislation could change that. One proposed change would repeal the mandate that employers with more than 50 employees must provide health care coverage.

Charlie Parkhill, co-founder of The Recovery Project, talked to WDIV Channel 4 to share his insights on the proposed changes and how The Recovery Project will respond.

For the full story, watch the video below.

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New Mobility: My Recovery is Ongoing with The Recovery Project

June 5, 2017

The Recovery Project co-founder Charlie Parkhill recently contributed an article to New Mobility magazine discussing his personal recovery from a spinal cord injury—including significant physical advances he’s experienced through his training on functional electrical stimulation (FES) equipment. To read the article from New Mobility, click here.

My life changed forever in 1998, when I was dealt a serious spinal cord injury while vacationing in Mexico. An incomplete central cord injury left me a C4-5 quadriplegic, and motionless from the neck down.

While the severity of my injury was undeniable, so was my determination…Read More


May 27, 2017

Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer for many Metro Detroiters, and before you hit the lake or head up north for fun activities like swimming, boating, tubing and fishing, you’d do well to brush up on your water safety skills.

Polly Swingle, the co-CEO and lead physical therapist of Livonia and Clinton Twp.-based rehab clinic called The Recovery Project, dropped by the Fox2News Studio Saturday morning to warn us about some of the most common injuries the clinic sees each year around this time, and to provide some tips…Read More


May 20, 2017

The Recovery Project, a leading provider of high-intensity physical and occupational therapies that improve the lives and functionality of patients with spinal cord and other neurological injuries, has hired speech-language pathologist Jennifer Kileny, M.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS. President and co-CEO of The Recovery Project, Polly Swingle, made the announcement.

In this position, Kilney will evaluate and treat patients for cognitive communication deficits and dysphagia, or disordered swallowing. In addition to her duties with The Recovery Project, Kileny serves on the clinical faculty at Michigan State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences…Read More

Giving back to employees when business is good

May 8, 2017

The Recovery Project, a physical and occupational therapy provider, rewards employees when the business is doing well, an effort owners and co-founders Polly Swingle and Charles Parkhill believe has had the biggest impact on retention.

“Our promise since we started the company is that profits would be shared,” Parkhill said. “If we’re doing well we always try to give back to our employees.”

The Livonia-based company employs 60 and has an additional location in Clinton Township.

Parkhill said The Recovery Project has awarded employees bonuses or given gifts…Read More

The Recovery Project News: Q1

March 23, 2017

At The Recovery Project, we’re constantly looking for new ways to enrich the lives of clients and help them improve physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn more about some of these initiatives in our Q1 edition of The Recovery Project News, which features information about the launch of our one-of-a-kind FES Specialty Center at the Livonia clinic and the game-changing equipment we have invested in, our Spinal Cord Injury Program, Client Profiles and more!

To read the latest edition of The Recovery Project News, click here.…Read More

The Recovery Project Continues Rapid Growth With Four New Hires

March 1, 2017

The Recovery Project, a leading provider of high-intensity physical and occupational therapies that improve the lives and functionality of patients with spinal cord and other neurological injuries, has added Jessica Pulliam, Ashley Bloch, Katie Mittelstaedt and Steve Styes to its growing operations. Polly Swingle, president and co-CEO of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.

“The Recovery Project continues to rapidly expand, necessitating the need for us to bring in exceptional physical therapists and support staff who are committed to helping clients improve physically and emotionally as they strive to meet their goals,” said Swingle.…Read More

Macomb Township man turns his tragedy into a dream

February 21, 2017

Andre Edwards of Macomb Township doesn’t remember much about the car accident that broke his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down.

He was only 4 years old.

What he does remember is before the crash he was able to run around and pester his sister like a lot of boys his age. Since then he’s become a young man of 21 who must rely on a wheelchair to get around. And while he could be bitter about the road rage that led to that dreadful day in the fall of 2000, he…Read More