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 bringing them to The Recovery Project so that everything a client needs is in one place.
The Recovery Project has also strategically developed and expanded programs, including those for aging seniors and people with neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS and more. It has also focused on building partnerships and relationships with Southeast Michigan doctors and hospitals.
“Our biggest growth opportunity in the last year and a half has been the opportunity to expand our Macomb County presence,” Parkhill says.
In March 2015, it moved from a small location in Macomb Township to a newer facility in Clinton Township that is more than twice the size of the previous location. Another key growth opportunity has been Swingle’s efforts to expand the adaptive yoga offering to a wider population.
The Recovery Project also recently invested in a specialized, highly advanced piece of equipment, the RTI 600 functional electrical stimulation stepper, which is designed for neurological rehabilitation. Only one other therapy clinic in the state and a handful across the country have this piece of equipment, Parkhill says.
“Overall, Michigan has a very positive and supportive business climate,” he adds. “Having owned and operated The Recovery Project here for nearly 14 years, we have experienced steady growth and anticipate more in the future.”