Stories from 2017

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

THE RECOVERY PROJECT CO-FOUNDER POLLY SWINGLE DISCUSSES SUMMER SAFETY TIPS ON FOX 2

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

THE RECOVERY PROJECT HIRES SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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

The Recovery Projects hosts ReWalk 6.0 on April 4, 2017

February 16, 2017

The Recovery Project is hosting a ReWalk clinic on April 4 at our Livonia location! The ReWalk 6.0 helps people with spinal cord injuries stand and walk. Send us a message or call 855-877-1944 if you’re interested in trying this exoskeleton technology. All participants must have an initial screening conducted prior to the clinic to see if they’re an eligible candidate.

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The Recovery Project Hosts 10th Annual Fundraiser to Benefit the Mary and Charles A Parkhill Foundation for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

January 25, 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, will once again serve as presenting sponsor for the 10th annual Bocce Palooza event on Saturday, Feb. 25, with all proceeds from the event benefitting the Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation. Polly Swingle, president and co-CEO of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.

The mission of The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation is to raise funds that will be granted to individuals, in the form…Read More