Health and Wellness

  • How Are You Sleeping?

    How Are You Sleeping?

    April 1, 2021

    When you go to see a physical therapist for the first time, one of the questions they might ask you is, “How much sleep are you getting?” It might seem kind of strange that your physical therapist is asking you about your sleep, but sleep actually plays a big role in how we perceive pain […]

  • A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

    A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

    March 24, 2021

    I love what I do! Being a part of athletics and students’ teams, cheering when they win, consoling when they lose and seeing them come back to their sports after an injury are amazing parts of my job. I joke with my students all the time that they should get a degree so they can […]

  • Why I Became an Athletic Trainer

    Why I Became an Athletic Trainer

    March 5, 2021

    I am often asked, “Why did you get into the field of athletic training?” My answer for why I became an Athletic Trainer is pretty typical. I played a lot of sports growing up, got hurt a bunch of times, hung out with my Athletic Trainer too much, thought she was really cool, and decided […]

  • Signs of TMD and How to Fix It

    Signs of TMD and How to Fix It

    February 16, 2021

    Click. Pop. Grind… are these jaw sounds familiar? Or how about this… Delicious bagels that used to satisfy the soul, now cause a stabbing pain in your jaw. Yawning is no longer just an indicator that your tired, but also that something in your jaw is just not right. Instead of waking up well rested, […]

  • Supporting Locally-Owned Businesses

    Supporting Locally-Owned Businesses

    February 9, 2021

    Remaining 100% locally-owned is a rarity in the world of Physical Therapy practices. Historically, if a physical therapist starts a private practice the trend is to grow it and then sell to a national corporation, making bank and trotting off into the sunset. This is exactly what has occurred with most of our competitors here […]

  • The Pelvic Floor and Pregnancy

    The Pelvic Floor and Pregnancy

    January 25, 2021

    So, what is the deal with the pelvic floor anyway. Ever wonder what people are talking about when they say “pelvic floor dysfunction?” The pelvic floor is a term that more and more people are talking about in health and wellness circles today, however, a lot of people might not know what exactly we are […]

  • The Diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

    The Diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

    January 7, 2021

    Often times after experiencing some degree of back, pain individuals seek medical attention and receive diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT scan or an MRI). Depending on the specific imaging taken, a picture of your back can show the bones (vertebrae), joints, discs, canals, nerves, etc. that make up the spine. The discs between each vertebra are […]

  • HJPT Opens Two New Locations

    HJPT Opens Two New Locations

    December 29, 2020

    We’re thrilled to announce that we opened two new clinics on December 7, 2020. Our new clinics are located at 610 Baldwin Street in Jenison and 345 Fuller Ave NE in Grand Rapids. With the opening of both the Jenison and Grand Rapids City clinics, Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy now has 18 convenient locations in […]

  • Treating Juvenile Arthritis

    Treating Juvenile Arthritis

    November 25, 2020

    As a parent, hearing the word “arthritis” when referring to your child’s health can be confusing and scary. It may leave you feeling helpless and unprepared. We are here to help and want to answer any questions you may have. What is it? Juvenile arthritis (JA) is an umbrella term to describe a group of […]

  • What Can Be Done About Degenerative Arthritis?

    What Can Be Done About Degenerative Arthritis?

    November 2, 2020

    Some of the common questions we get as physical therapists are “How can physical therapy help with arthritis?” or “You can’t do anything about arthritis right?” The good news is, there are research proven things that we as physical therapists can do to help with arthritis. Let’s first start with some science explaining what arthritis […]