Therapy Services

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy:

Licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants design individualized exercise programs for individuals of all ages with a multitude of physical challenges. Physical therapists assess joint motion, muscle strength, sensation, balance, pain, and the safe performance of functional activities. After assessment, programs are then tailored to the participants needs and are designed to promote a long-lasting commitment to wellness and independence using a variety of techniques including aquatic therapy, therapeutic exercise, manual skills, neuromuscular re-education, and patient education and training.

Occupational Therapy:

Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants work with individuals to increase independence in all areas of life, including work, self-care, and leisure. This would include individuals recovering from bone and tissue injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, and/or shoulders. Some common diagnoses include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and disabilities caused by stroke.

Speech-Language Pathology:

Certified speech-language pathologists rehabilitate individuals affected by a variety of disorders, including speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive deficits.

Aquatic Therapy:

Aquatic staff provides one-on-one skilled physical and occupational therapy in a state-of-the-art therapeutic pool. Our water temperature is 92 degrees and bromine (not chlorine) is used to ensure complete client comfort. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, chronic pain, post surgical deficits, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and arthritis, to name a few.

Therapy Services

Health and Fitness Programs

The Wellness Center offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of health and fitness programs. A rehabilitative environment supports both aquatic and land exercises. Consultation with a physician is recommended before participation.


Upon completion of therapy The Wellness Center offers an Aftercare Program; if recommended by the therapist. The goal of this program is to provide participants who have been discharged from outpatient therapy the opportunity to use the Grand Traverse Pavilions Wellness Center pool and/or gym on their own with the individualized therapy program provided by their therapist. The aftercare program is an out of pocket expense, not covered by insurance.

Community Aquatic Classes:

Another way we encourage our health and wellness philosophy is with our community group aquatic exercise classes. Classes are designed to use the resistance of water for strengthening, toning, conditioning, improving balance, coordination, and flexibility. Our certified aquatic instructor is able to help participants modify their work out to meet progressing fitness goals. Please click the link to learn more about our Aquatic Classes.



In response to the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Orders, it has been determined that our Resident population is too vulnerable to risk having exposure to the influenza or pandemic infection.

Based on guidance from CMS, CDC, and our Emergency Preparedness Team, all visitation is restricted until further notice for purposes other than approved medical care and services.

Resident families are encouraged to view the Family Weekly Update on our website and please continue to visit our Facebook page for additional information as it becomes available by clicking here:

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $17.00/hour, with .40 cents/hour shift differential and .50 cents/hour weekend differential. Position performs basic resident care activities and related non-professional services in caring for the personal needs and comfort of residents. Qualified must have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program and obtain a current State of Michigan certification.

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Beautification Project

Be part of our Campus Wide Beautification Project!  We will be accepting orders throughout the year to enhance our beautiful campus.  Bricks, Park Benches, Picnic Tables and more can be purchased!


All donations to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation are tax deductible charitable contributions as approved by the IRS.  For a full list of giving options please review our various Giving Opportunities below:

Giving Opportunities

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000