Health and Wellness

  • 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 […]

  • Benefits of a Virtual Race

    Benefits of a Virtual Race

    October 5, 2020

    Virtual runs are the new “craze” in the running community since the COVID-19 outbreak. At first glance, it’s hard to know the benefit of a virtual run. I mean, doesn’t that eliminate all of the fun from a typical race? Some of the first things that come to mind include crowding at the starting line […]

  • Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Celebrates 20 Years!

    Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Celebrates 20 Years!

    September 16, 2020

    Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy is gearing up to celebrate its 20th year anniversary. Over the last two decades, we have been committed to serving our neighbors as we have grown to be the largest 100% locally-owned, independent physical therapy practice in the Greater Grand Rapids Area. Hulst Jepsen believes healing should be accessible to the […]

  • How Can @Home Physical Therapy Benefit You?

    How Can @Home Physical Therapy Benefit You?

    September 4, 2020

    I have worked in home care as a physical therapist for 26 years. Over those years I have helped many patients improve their level of function in order to be able to stay in their own homes and achieve the fitness they need to meet their goals. One of the first steps we take is […]

  • 5 Ways Physical Therapy can be of Benefit to YOU!

    5 Ways Physical Therapy can be of Benefit to YOU!

    August 17, 2020

    Often times physical therapy is thought to only be necessary after surgery or a major injury in an effort to get the patient back to their regular daily activities. While a physical therapist might excel at returning individuals to their full functional capacity, there are other ways you might benefit from physical therapy as well. […]

  • Text Neck

    Text Neck

    August 4, 2020

    Technology is everywhere! Computers, video games, phones and tablets, you name it – it’s all at our fingertips. The advances in technology have been outstanding over the past decade, but so have the rates of neck and back pain. Neck and back pain are already a leader in the largest diagnoses seen at physical therapy. […]

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum

    Pregnancy and Postpartum

    July 21, 2020

    Pregnancy is such an exciting time in life, but it comes with tremendous stress and strain to our bodies.  While the stress and strain associated with pregnancy are normal, we tend to accept the pain or dysfunction that may accompany them. Commonly following childbirth, we hear all too often acceptance of symptoms including pain, urinary […]