DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer
OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
CAFS- Certified Applied Functional Science
Amber is a licensed physical therapist and manager at our Gaines Township clinic. She grew up in a small Northern Michigan town, Ellsworth, then traveled to the Grand Rapids area where she attended Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and graduated with a degree in Athletic Training. She then continued her education at GVSU and earned her doctorate in physical therapy in 2013.
Amber’s clinical experience is cultivated from a variety of experiences that has built her eclectic approach to physical therapy. She provides a relationship building, evidenced based, individualistic approach to each patient combining manual therapy techniques, patient specific functional exercise program, and taping to reach each patient’s goals. Her areas of passion are treating pre/post-surgical rehabilitation, sport related injuries, vestibular conditions, post-concussion syndrome, and prevention of future injuries. Amber is a preferred provider for soft tissue mobilization through the Graston Technique and has completed her certification in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. She is currently in pursuit of completing the Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment courses through the McKenzie Institute.
Amber currently resides in Wayland, MI with her husband Norm and their son Blake. Amber enjoys her family time, playing sand volleyball, kayaking, camping, and capturing photos of her family and friends. Amber’s family are active members at Hillside Community Church and she enjoys working with the students at South Christian High School.
Grand Valley State University 2013
Grand Valley State University 2010
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