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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Physical Gains Still Possible 15+ Years After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

August 4, 2016

The Recovery Project all started because of a spark of hope—a shared belief among its co-founders, physical therapist Polly Swingle and spinal cord client Charlie Parkhill, that combining science, compassion and hard work could unlock never-before-dreamed-of possibilities. The duo proved this theory right nearly 15 years ago when they initially developed new, innovative high-intensity physical therapy methods to treat Charlie’s incomplete spinal cord injury. The new research-based protocols led to Charlie regaining a significant amount of quality of life, and eventually taking his first unassisted steps.

More than 15 years after their…Read More

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

Jordyn Funk, MS, OTRL, C/NDT Joins The Recovery Project

June 3, 2016

Jordyn Funk has joined the team as an occupational therapist at the company’s Livonia clinic.

In her role as an occupational therapist, Funk will provide intensive evaluation and treatment to The Recovery Project’s clients and will create customized programs that utilize the latest research-proven best practices and state-of-the-art equipment for clients, including those with neurological disorders. Funk will also leverage her certifications in VitalStim and Neuro-Developmental Treatment (C/NDT).

“Jordyn has a wealth of knowledge and recognition in the industry, as well as a strong passion for providing patients with the treatment they need to help…Read More

Danielle Poole Joins The Recovery Project As Medical Scheduler

April 20, 2016

Danielle Poole has joined the team as the medical scheduler for the company’s two full-service clinics in Livonia and Clinton Township.

As medical scheduler, Poole will lead and manage all coordination of client appointments and medical records.

“Danielle’s strong attention to detail, extensive experience managing and organizing teams and operations, and compassionate nature make her the perfect fit,” said Swingle. “We are excited for our hundreds of southeast Michigan clients to get to know her as she moves into this important role.”

Prior to joining The Recovery Project, Poole was senior team leader with Target, where…Read More

TRP Talks Adaptive Yoga on WXYZ/MyTV20

April 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, The Recovery Project Co-CEO and Lead Physical Therapist Polly Swingle and Yoga Teacher Steve Styes were invited in-studio to WXYZ/MyTV20 to demonstrate adaptive yoga poses, discuss its benefits, and share details about The Recovery Project’s classes.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube and see other TRP videos!…Read More

Megan Reid, DPT, Joins The Recovery Project’s Livonia Clinic

April 18, 2016

The Recovery Project is excited to announce that Megan Reid has joined our Livonia clinic as a physical therapist. In her role, Reid will design and implement customized physical therapy programs that utilize the latest research-proven best practices and state of the art equipment for The Recovery Project’s clients, including those with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

“Megan thoroughly impressed us during her 12-week clinical rotation at The Recovery Project—her enthusiasm, her passion for learning and implementing new techniques, and her compassion with our clients stood out immediately,” said Co-CEO Polly Swingle. “We…Read More

The Recovery Project’s Spring Newsletter is Live!

April 12, 2016

In the March 2016 edition of The Recovery Project’s newsletter, you’ll learn more about a recent groundbreaking exercise study conducted by TRP co-founders Charlie Parkhill and Polly Swingle that generated outstanding results. Using the latest high-intensity research for spinal cord injury physical therapy and TRP’s state-of-the-art equipment, Polly built a customized eight-week program consisting of two high-intensity sessions per week, lasting two hours each time. At the end of the program, Charlie’s incredible gains included the ability to walk further distances than before, the ability to stand unassisted for longer periods of time,…Read More