April 2012 
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We hope this note finds you continuing to do well and living your valued life. The following article introduces our new physical therapist and physician assistant who have recently begun working with us.
Introducing New Staff



We are very excited to introduce our new physical therapist and physician assistant. We believe they will be an excellent addition to our team and they bring different viewpoints and skill sets that we are excited to implement into our team approach here at the Pain Center. 


Kara Ebrom: Physical Therapist

Kara Ebrom is a graduate of the Central Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She has been practicing physical therapy for five years and recently relocated to Grand Rapids to join the Pain Center team. Kara has been an instructor at the graduate level in hands-on physical therapy techniques for the spine at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Kara enjoys competitive sailing and running.  



Lori Ritsema-Caldwell: Physician Assistant  

Lori was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Her undergraduate and Physician Assistant degrees are from Western Michigan University. She has worked

in family practice, physical medicine & rehabilitation and neurology over the past 19 years. These three fields of medicine have given her a great foundation to assist patients in managing their pain. She has a servant's heart and wishes to use her skills to help empower patients to reclaim their lives. She and her husband Mark have a blended family. They are very busy raising 4 kids ages middle school through college.

She is looking forward to working with all of you at The Pain Center.














News & Updates


discussing the importance of focusing on valued living while in pain and one of our graduate successes (from the WGVU Morning Show with Shelly Irwin).



More than the programs ...
At The Pain Center, all of our doctor's and therapists see patients outside of the programs. If you have a new injury, significant stressor, severe pain flare-up or need to adjust your home exercise program - come back to the team that you trust. We're happy to help.


Have a question about a flare up?
You are still a part of The Pain Center family. If you ever have a question, please give us a call at 616.233.3480 and we'd be happy to answer it.



Nicole DeHaan, PT
Physical Therapist 
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