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  • Sports Injuries & Mental Health

    Sports Injuries & Mental Health

    May 23, 2022

    As a Certified Athletic Trainer at South Christian High School and Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, usually I get to talk about the parts of my job that I love but today I get to discuss mental healing and sports injuries! Today we are doing something a little different. We are talking […]

  • Improve Your Lightsaber Battle

    Improve Your Lightsaber Battle

    May 3, 2022

    It’s the most wonderful time, of the yearrr…. *cough cough*, umm, excuse me… This year, as we approach Star Wars Day, it is an especially fun year in our household. I currently have a 2-year-old and this 2-year-old already loves Star Wars. She can confidently name characters that many in my family cannot and loves […]

  • Treating MS at Different Stages

    Treating MS at Different Stages

    April 29, 2022

    Physical Therapy at Different Stages of Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disease of the central nervous system and is the most common non-traumatic neurological disease of young adults (usually affecting people between the ages of 20-50 years old). There are roughly 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year […]

  • Hudsonville Trails and Meeting Activity Guidelines

    Hudsonville Trails and Meeting Activity Guidelines

    April 21, 2022

    Did you know Hudsonville has both paved and unpaved trails for walking, hiking, biking, and more? The great news is the trails can be accessed from common areas around town. The Elmwood Trail (which has a trailhead in the parking lot of Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Hudsonville) and the Hudsonville Nature Center Trail are two […]

  • Meeting Baby Milestones

    Meeting Baby Milestones

    April 18, 2022

    So, you just brought your brand-new baby home from the hospital who is perfect in every way. You are excited, emotional, hormonal, happy, and experiencing thousands of other emotions all at once, but one thing is certain: you are nervous. Nervous to do everything right, to do something wrong, to miss something… just plain nervous. […]

  • Did You Know Your Physical Therapist Is a Doctor? 

    Did You Know Your Physical Therapist Is a Doctor? 

    April 13, 2022

    Do you call your Dentist a Doctor? Podiatrist? Chiropractor? Optometrist? Pharmacist? Veterinarian? Here at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy in West Michigan, most likely (75% chance), you can call your Physical Therapist “Doctor.” Here is a little history and the evolution of the education of a physical therapist: The History of Physical Therapy Degrees The early […]

  • Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Expands to Grand Haven

    Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Expands to Grand Haven

    April 4, 2022

    We’re excited to announce that we opened a new location in Grand Haven on March 29, 2022! Our new clinic is located at 17272 Robbins Road, Suite 102, Grand Haven, MI 49417. The opening of the Grand Haven clinic marks 22 convenient locations in the West Michigan area for Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy. We continue […]

  • How Sleep Affects Recovery

    How Sleep Affects Recovery

    March 18, 2022

    Sleep: The most overlooked method of recovery As most of us know, it is recommended that a person gets 7-9 hours of sleep each night. However, do you know why sleep is so important? More specifically, why sleep is so essential for recovery after an injury or surgery? Sleep does many things. It’s not just […]

  • Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Expands to Zeeland

    Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy Expands to Zeeland

    March 2, 2022

     We’re excited to announce that we opened a new location in Zeeland on March 7, 2022. Our new clinic is located at 26 North State Street, Suite 500, Zeeland, MI 49464. The opening of the Zeeland clinic marks 21 convenient locations in the Greater Grand Rapids area for Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy. We continue to […]

  • What Is Dry Needling?

    What Is Dry Needling?

    February 21, 2022

    What is Dry Needling? “Oh, I’ve heard of dry needling. It’s like Acupuncture, right?” As physical therapists who are trained and certified in dry needling, this is a hard question to answer. The answer is yes, but no. Some people have never heard of dry needling and it remains a foreign concept to them. Others […]