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“Recovery Project” provides hope and healing

November 22, 2017

Click here to see the story on WLNS.com.

Two wheels is what 21-year-old Matt Sorisho relies on every day…for his legs.

But, he didn’t always rely on them. In 2013, Matt was involved in a hockey accident.

“It happened four years ago in October. I was playing hockey when I was 17 and I got hit,” said Sorisho.

That “hit” caused him to crash into the boards…and the outcome was life-changing.

“I hit the boards back first and I broke my back in two spots,” Sorisho stated.

The impact left a…Read More

Continued Action Required to Protect the Rights of the Catastrophically Injured Under Michigan’s No Fault System

November 7, 2017

Thank you for your support on this issue.

Please write or call your State Representative to thank them for voting NO, or to discuss their YES vote. We suggest you personalize your message, but offer the outlines below. It is important to do this ASAP.

You can find your representative at; http://house.michigan.gov/mhrpublic/frmFindaRep.aspx

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Thank you for voting NO on HB 5013; I applaud you for being on the moral and ethical side of this issue, and resisting the pressures placed upon you and your fellow representatives.

Had HB5013 passed, many of your constituents may well have…Read More

Immediate Action Required to Protect the Rights of the Catastrophically Injured Under Michigan’s No Fault System

October 31, 2017

We’re at a very critical time in this effort to protect the catastrophically injured in Michigan.

Thursday, October 26, the House Insurance Committee reported out HB 5013(H-3) to the House Floor; It is uncertain as to the timeframe for floor action, but the Speaker has indicated it could be as early as this coming week with Thursday, November 2nd the target date.

Our action alert is to have as many constituents call up their own House member asking for a no vote on HB 5013, and instead join with your colleagues as a co-sponsor on the Fair…Read More

The Recovery Project Named Partner In MS Care by National MS Society

December 13, 2016

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 been officially recognized as a Partner in MS Care in the area of Rehabilitation through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. The Recovery Project Co-CEO Polly Swingle, PT, GCS, CEEAA, made the announcement.

“The Society’s Partners in MS Care program acknowledges committed providers whose practices improve care for people with MS,” said National MS Society President & CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo. “High quality…Read More

Heather Dupuis joins The Recovery Project as Director of Business Development

November 15, 2016

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 Heather Dupuis to serve as director of business development. The Recovery Project Co-Founder Charlie Parkhill made the announcement.

In this role, Dupuis will oversee internal marketing efforts for The Recovery Project’s East side location in Clinton Township. She will also help identify and pursue new business development opportunities, as well as conceive and implement marketing initiatives to help grow the company.

“Heather comes to The Recovery…Read More

Jennifer Zimmerman joins The Recovery project as a Medical Scheduler and Biller

October 27, 2016

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 welcomed Jennifer Zimmerman to its growing team. Charlie Parkhill, co-CEO of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.

In her new role with The Recovery Project, Zimmerman is responsible for coordinating patient and therapist schedules, as well as ensuring that proper medical documentation is in place and submitting medical billing claims to the proper insurance organizations. She most recently worked for Livonia Public Schools, and prior to…Read More

The Recovery Project featured on Fox 2’s “Amy’s Angels”

October 6, 2016

The Recovery Project co-founders Charlie Parkhill and Polly Swingle recently sat down with Fox 2’s Amy Andrews for an “Amy’s Angels” segment, where they discussed the founding of The Recovery Project, the organization’s evidence-based approach to physical and occupational therapy, and the launch of the new FES Specialty Center at The Recovery Project Livonia.

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Polly Swingle authors handout on “Exercising Post-Spinal Cord Injury” for ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine

July 21, 2016

For persons who have sustained a spinal cord injury, a growing body of research suggests that exercise may be — quite literally — the best medicine. Consequently, for spinal cord patients, caregivers, physical therapists and doctors, understanding the full benefits of exercise, and understanding how to design, deploy and maximize the value of a rehabilitative exercise program, is critically important.

Forms of Exercise

With any exercise or physical therapy regimen for spinal cord injuries, early intervention and repetition are critically important.

Spinal cord injury often results in a large area of paralysis. Multiple muscles and multiple…Read More

The Recovery Project honored as an “Economic Bright Spot” by Corp! Magazine

July 6, 2016

The Recovery Project is an industry-leading, nationally recognized provider of innovative and high-intensity physical and occupational therapy for people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other severe neuromuscular conditions.

“Our success has come as a result of several factors: our commitment to offering the most scientifically advanced therapy possible, our expansion of our therapeutic offerings, our partnerships with the community and our commitment to staff development,” says Charlie Parkhill, co-founder and co-CEO.

More specifically, Parkhill says, President and Co-CEO Polly Swingle is constantly researching new equipment, programs and techniques, and regularly investing in…Read More