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  • 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 […]

  • Myth: Doing Kegels is Always the Answer to your Leakage

    Myth: Doing Kegels is Always the Answer to your Leakage

    July 7, 2020

    In theory, it would make sense to do Kegels to decrease incontinence; however, a tight (high-tone or tense) pelvic floor can often be the cause of urine leakage.  Kegels are repeated contractions of the pelvic floor muscles, while urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control with leakage of urine. Need a comparison? Let’s compare […]

  • ABC’s to Mental Health

    ABC’s to Mental Health

    June 16, 2020

    Now more than ever, we are being faced with a time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular routines have been changed to include new realities such as working from home, temporary job uncertainties, home-schooling children, social distancing and health concerns. These changes are challenging and impact us all differently, but we are in […]

  • Get Out and Get Active with your Family

    Get Out and Get Active with your Family

    June 2, 2020

    If life has taught us nothing else these past few months, it is that we are highly adaptable as individuals when it is asked of us. Think about it, we went from a world of schedules, routines, regular social interactions with peers, family and friends to our daily routines being totally uprooted. We’ve started relying […]

  • 3 Golf Swing Faults that Contribute to Low Back Pain

    3 Golf Swing Faults that Contribute to Low Back Pain

    May 19, 2020

      With some restrictions for the stay at home order being lifted, many of us are out golfing right now (some for the very first time). Many players experience low back pain during or after a round of golf, making the game a little less fun. Low back pain is the biggest complaint among golfers. […]