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Advanced Orthopedic and Pain Institute

Your orthopedic experts, close to home. As Board Certified Physicians, we specialize in total orthopedic care, physical medicine, and pain management. Our services include and are not limited to: Fracture Care, Total Joint Replacements, Neurostimulation & Stem Cell Therapy, Fibromyalgia Treatment, IME-Independent Medical Examinations, Trauma Surgeries of the shoulder, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

As the only orthopedic treatment center in Barry County, our Advanced Orthopedic and Pain Institute provides the highest degree of service in an efficient, personal, and professional manner. Our focus is to maximize the health, function, and quality of life of the population we serve. We pride ourselves on being a patient-centered medical home, offering same day appointments.

Our physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Spine, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Hand, and Foot Care

We provide a full array of treatment for everything from Herniated Discs, Neck and Back Pain, Arthritis, Pinched Nerves, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Sports Related Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to Diabetic Foot Concerns.

With the human body having more than 206 bones, plus accompanying joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves, we understand the importance of cutting-edge fracture care. We have earned a reputation as a true leader in the field of orthopaedic medicine and complex fracture care. As orthopaedic traumatologists, we can help you make a full comeback!


Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Our Pennock Health Advanced Orthopedic and Pain Institute offers the latest in Anterior Total Hip Replacement. An Anterior Hip Replacement uses the same type of implants as traditional total hip replacement, however, the new anterior approach allows surgeons the ability to access the joint in a special way, leaving the important muscles for hip function undisturbed; assisting in faster recovery and better joint stability after surgery.


Learn About Our Anterior Total Hip Replacements






Pain Institute

Our Pennock Health Pain Institute offers comprehensive pain management services. Dr. Leep, Dr. Heeringa, and Dr. Horton treat patients experiencing a broad range of pain disorders including muscle pain, fibromyalgia, vertebral compression fractures, pain associated with osteoporosis, joint pain, back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, shingles and cancer pain. With a multidisciplinary approach, patients are independently diagnosed through various non-surgical procedures using a variety of highly specialized methods of treatment including medication management; therapeutic nerve block techniques and rehabilitation through physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to eliminate the pain and to help the patient change harmful behaviors for a healthy and functional lifestyle; ultimately improving the quality of life. Patients can benefit from visiting the Pain Institute!

For an appointment please call our Pennock Health Advanced Orthopedic and Pain Institute directly at (269) 945.9520

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

A Non-Surgical Solution for Pain Management Therapy. PRP Therapy accelerates healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without our physicians subjecting you, our patient, to a significant risk.

PRP is a new treatment that merges the body's natural ability to heal itself with cutting-edge technology. Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges. When platelets are activated, they form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting.

As medicine as continued to advance, we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.

This new advanced tissue recovery can now assist with osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine, rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, pelvic pain and instability, back and neck injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, and ligament sprains. Due to the fact that PRP utilizes your own blood to heal, we have learned that each patient is unique and a “one size fits all” approach is not ideal. Your Pennock Health Advanced Orthopedic Specialist will work with you individually to find your right fit.


Rejoin Your Life - Neurostimulation Therapy

If you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, you should know you have choices. There is hope for relief.

At Advanced Orthopedic and Pain Institute, we specialize in allowing our patients to rejoin their life with neurostimulation therapy. Neurostimulation therapy, also known as spinal cord stimulation, is an intervention for chronic back and or leg pain, and can be an effective alternative or adjunct treatment to other therapies that have failed to manage pain on their own.

An implantable system delivers electrical pulses via a lead to nerves in the dorsal aspect of the spinal cord. Pain signals are inhibited before they reach the brain and replaced with a tingling sensation (parasthesia) that covers the specific areas where the pain was felt. Unlike some surgeries, these treatments are reversible. Your Advanced Orthopedic doctor can turn it off or surgically remove the system.


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