Comprehensive Therapy

Insight Comprehensive Therapy offers five private treatment rooms and a large open gym area for workouts and physical therapy treatments. We have providers with special training in the treatment of post-stroke patients, and also in the practice of kinesiotaping and massage therapy. In addition, new evaluations can typically be scheduled within 48 hours of receipt of referral.

Insight offers a full range of occupational therapy services, and we have a full-time licensed occupational therapist as well as a certified occupational therapy assistant on staff.

What Does INSIGHT Comprehensive Therapy Have to Offer?

Physical therapy

Our physical therapy team is professionally trained to use evaluation, traction, electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercises and mobility to treat both acute and chronic pain, physical impairments caused from injuries, past traumas or physical illnesses. Our physical therapists use their training to treat a variety of issues ranging from musculoskeletal to neurological disorders and specializes in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation. We also offer on site aquatic therapy.
Our therapists focus on patient assessments and plan of care creation specific to each individual. Our physical therapy team collaborates with the different specialities within Insight Comprehensive Therapy and also work directly with the referring physician or provider. We strive to help our patients return to the optimal level of function. Our therapists are able to assess wheelchair mobility and management training, prosthetic and orthotic training and assessment of fit and instruction for use. Our therapists most commonly use therapeutic activities including bed mobility training, transfer training, and optimally wheelchair mobility or gait training. This can also be integrated with balance training sitting and standing to improve stability and safety with transfers and gait.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that helps individuals regain maximum function after injury or illness that has led to some degree of physical or mental impairment affecting their ability to participate in normal activities of daily living. They help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapists can work with a variety of patients complaints, including, but not limited to, pain management patients, neuro-recovery patients, orthopedic patients, ergonomics, mental health patients, community reintegration patients, group therapy patients, and can assess patients hoping to return to work. OT helps patients regain independence and teach modifications or techniques to help an individual become as independent as possible in their activities of daily living.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists specialize in the treatment of speech, language, voice, communication and/or auditory processing disorders. They can treat speech fluency, speech sound production, etc. Our speech therapist, Sally Jakeway, is a certified vital stimulation provider. We specialize in the treatment of patients with dysphagia.
A Speech-Language Pathologist can evaluate and treat:
  • Language expression and comprehension: Receptive language (the message ‘in’) is the ability to understand information. Expressive language (the message ‘out’) is the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts. Language deficits can occur with spoken language or printed information. An SLP can work with clients who may be having trouble understanding others or ‘getting the message out.’ Medical setbacks such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and progressive medical conditions can affect how a person is able to process and express information. An example is aphasia which is an acquired language disorder, most commonly from strokes (National Aphasia Association, aphasia.org ) that affects the production and/or comprehension of language.
  • Cognitive-communication skills: This includes thought organization and planning skills, memory impairments, attention, and problem-solving. This set of skills is important for safety awareness and decision-making. An SLP can work with a client to help strengthen cognitive-communication skills and set up tools to support these skills.
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia): Difficulty swallowing can be a result from injury, stroke, illness, or a medical procedure. An SLP can work with clients on strengthening swallowing abilities and by making recommendations on appropriate diet textures. When appropriate, neuromuscular electrical stimulation may be used to augment swallowing exercises.
  • Speech disorders: this can include problems with fluency, impaired ability to make sound, and changes in speech intelligibility. Medical procedures, medical conditions, and injury can lead to changes in a person’s ability to produce speech. Working with an SLP can help maximize speech intelligibility and enhance communication success.
  • An SLP can also work with clients who need augmentative and alternative forms of communication (AAC) when verbal communication is impaired or limited. Options ranging from high-tech to low-tech tools may be explored.
The speech-language pathologist will discuss a personalized plan of care with each person individually.

Chiropractic Care

At the Insight Neuro Chiropractic Center, you get so much more than a quick treatment. You get over 50 years of clinical experience and the expertise of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians in Functional Neurology and Manipulation Under Anesthesia. Our doctors invest the time to carefully diagnose the cause of your pain and explain to you how to best alleviate that pain.
There are many causes of back pain, neck pain, headaches, and numbness and tingling in the arms and legs. Many of these causes are mechanical and can be helped significantly by chiropractic care. Other causes of pain include poor nutrition, stress, lifestyle, effects from medication, and serious disease.
Because Insight features a large, multidisciplinary team, you have more options and dedicated physicians working for you than at other chiropractic offices. Our doctors work diligently to make sure you have and get all the help you need.

Common procedures/services used to treat patients:

  • Adjustments: chiropractor uses his or her hands to manually manipulate the spine.  In addition, there are advanced,  low-force mechanical devices to manipulate the spine that our doctors utilize.
  • Traction: use a roller table system to help massage the muscles and ligaments along the spine, help pump cerebrospinal fluid, and tractions each individual segment as rollers move across the spine, to relieve disc pain
  • Nonsurgical decompression: use a specialized machine to decrease interspinal pressure to alleviate bulging disc and radiating pain
  • Neuromuscular reeducation: utilizing exercises to help increase spinal stability and mobility, retrain a muscle that may have been injured through targeted exercise

Occupational Therapy List of Appropriate Indications

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that helps individuals regain maximum function after injury or illness that has led to some degree of physical or mental impairment affecting their ability to participate in normal activities of daily living.

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy services?

Occupational Therapy services are available to individuals experiencing various diagnoses or problems including:

  • Hand Injuries
  • Parkinson’s
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Fractures
  • Head Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Spinal Cord Injury

What types of functional problems do Occupational Therapists address?

Any type of problem limiting an individual’s ability to efficiently and safely participate in normal or daily activities including:

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Meal Preparation
  • Household Chores
  • Work Activities

What type of limitations do Occupational Therapists address?

  • Strengthening
  • Increasing ROM
  • Improving Coordination
  • Building Endurance
  • Improving Balance
  • Transfer Training
  • Splinting for Support
  • Splinting for Function
  • Work Simulation
  • Work Conditioning
  • Improving or Accommodating Sensory Limitations
  • Improving or Adapting to Perceptual Dysfunction

For Restoration of Physical Function:

  • Decreased upper extremity strength/ROM
  • Unable to sit unsupported
  • Unable to safely negotiate walker or w/c in surroundings
  • Needs assist in bed mobility or transfers
  • Decreased coordination

For Compensatory Techniques to Improve ADL when:

  • Visual field cuts are present
  • Excessive energy is expended for ADL due to poor pacing
  • Loss of use of dominant hand
  • Precautions limit ADL performance (e.g. laminectomy, THR, etc)

For Orthotics and Self Help Devices when:

  • Unable to perform fine motor tasks (e.g. button, snap, zip, clasp, tie)
  • Difficulty dressing lower extremities
  • Inability to perform self ROM and at risk for contracture development
  • Needs assist to support UE for feeding and other ADL

For Restoration of Function in ADL when:

  • Can’t answer phone
  • Incorrect/poor sequencing of tasks
  • Difficult managing checkbook

For Restoration of Sensory-Integrative Function:

  • Demonstrates neglect of an extremity or one side of the body
  • Unable to name or identify objects by touch
  • Difficulty with color, shape, and/or size discrimination
  • Impaired visual tracking
  • Poor hot/cold discrimination

For “Active Treatment Programs” for Psychiatric illnesses when:

  • Unable to orient to the “real” time, place, etc.
  • Difficulty attending to the task at hand
  • Unable to exit home secondary to fear, paranoia, etc.

Therapy Services Comprehensive

We specialize in services including spine care, post-surgical therapy, and chronic neck and back pain.

neurological conditions and disorders Other Focus Areas

Post-Stroke  |  TBI  |  Spinal Cord Injuries  |  Multiple Sclerosis  |  Parkinson’s Disease  |  Physical Therapy  |  

therapy categories of

Physical Therapy  |  Occupational Therapy  |  Speech Therapy  |  Aquatic Therapy  |  Neuro-Trauma Rehabilitation

Clients Describe How Occupational Therapy Changed Their Lives in Video

This video shows the distinct value of occupational therapy with clients of different ages and across practice settings. From a child with autism to a wounded warrior with a double amputation to an older adult aging in place, these clients highlight how occupational therapy looked at all aspects of their lives to help them achieve their goals. Find out what occupational therapy can do for you or your loved one.

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Meet Our Comprehensive Therapy Team

Erica Hammond, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Erica Hammond graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2003. Dr. Hammond’s experience includes working with patients in outpatient general orthopedics, spine care, neurological rehabilitation, and multi-trauma cases. She joined Insight in 2013.

Danielle Chadwell, MOT/OTRL

Megan Teachworth, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Megan Teachworth is a licensed physical therapist assistant. She acquired her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Michigan-Flint and an associate’s degree in applied science at Baker College of Flint. Her experiences include eight years in acute care with emphasis in the Intensive Care Unit setting and three years of outpatient care.

Megan joined Insight’s Physical Therapy and Neuro Rehab Center in March 2015, and she specializes in manual therapy and aquatic therapy for patients. She also provides outpatient care to treat neck and back injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s diseases, and post-operative care for shoulder surgeries.

Sarah Quedens, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah Quedens is a licensed physical therapist assistant. She completed her degree at Baker College of Flint. One of her full-time clinical rotations during school was at an outpatient rehabilitation facility at Physiotherapy Associates in Holly. There she provided physical therapy for orthopedic trauma, back and neck injuries, and post-operative conditions. Her other full time clinical rotation was at S.T.A.R Rehab in Grand Blanc. She received experience in working with spinal cord injuries, amputees, and traumatic brain injury patients. Her interests are in neurological rehabilitation and aquatic therapy.

Lisa Petzold, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Andi Connor, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Andi Connor is a certified occupational therapy assistant. Her educational background includes associate’s degrees from both Florida State College of Jacksonville and Keiser University-Florida. Her past career experiences include two years in skilled nursing and a year in neuro-care with a focus on traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

In 2017, Andi joined the Insight Physical Therapy and Neuro Rehab Center, where she personalizes treatments for each patient. She specializes in soft-tissue mobilization, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neuro-rehab.

In 2020, Andi welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Connor, as an unofficial member of the occupational therapy team.

Joshua Hanson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Angelo Dasuqi, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amber McClendon, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Amber is a board-certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She earned her degree from Mott Community College in 2017. She had a clinical rotation here at IINN amongst other neuro settings and chose to accept her career placement here afterward.  She specializes in traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as Neuro Rehab. 

When she is not working she finds herself volunteering for the Swartz Creek Youth Football program, reading, or spending time with her husband and three sons. She chose to take the career path as an Occupational Therapy Assistant because she saw that occupational therapy addressed not only physical rehab but also the emotional and psychological needs that a person requires to fully recover. She knew it was a perfect fit for her because she found a career that requires sensitivity, understanding, and compassion – all of the characteristics she values tremendously.  She knew that as an occupational therapy assistant she could contribute so much to society as well as bring her self-fulfillment in a very rewarding career. 

Sarah Anderson, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Sarah Anderson is a licensed and board-certified occupational therapy assistant. She completed her associate degree at Mott Community College and will earn her bachelor’s degree in allied health from Ferris State University in December 2020. Sarah’s clinical experiences include Mary Free Bed inpatient rehabilitation at Sparrow Hospital, inpatient rehab at Spectrum Health, and The Oaks at Woodfield, a skilled nursing facility. Through these experiences, Sarah learned that she wanted to specialize in neurorehabilitation and has enjoyed the opportunity to do so here at Insight.

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