MSPT – Masters in Physical Therapy
ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer
Amanda is a physical therapist at our Grand Rapids Northeast location. She attended Grand Valley State University, receiving a Bachelor’s in Health Science with an athletic training emphasis in 2003, and her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2006.
Amanda has experience working in outpatient orthopedic settings, home care and neurological rehab including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy. With the majority of her clinical expertise based in orthopedics and sports physical therapy, Amanda utilizes both a functional and hands-on approach in treating her patients. She strives to provide quality, individualized care for each patient in order to help them meet their goals. She places strong emphasis on education to assist patients with overcoming limitations as well as preventing or managing future impairments. Amanda specializes in post-operative protocols and return to sports programs, has training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Video Gait Analysis, Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training, manual therapy and myofascial release, aquatic therapy and amputee rehab.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys being with her family, friends and her dogs, traveling, going to concerts and sporting events, biking and camping.
Grand Valley State University 2006
Grand Valley State University 2003
You are all AMAZING!!! Amber and Jolene are the best! When Abbie became injured 1 1/2 years ago in dance- something she loved to do, she went through 3 doctors, another physical therapists, many painful procedures and finally found a Dr. Hedlund who sent us to Hulst Jepsen where she was blessed with 2 amazing therapist and their staff! Abbie thought she may never dance again! She had many ups and downs in her therapy but no one ever gave up on her. They always listened to her and helped her do her best! Now she has finished her therapy, is starting dance again in a few weeks, is auditioning for the Nutcracker and her dance team at school!!!Holly