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
I did not know what to expect before my first visit here. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I looked forward to every visit. HJPT has such a positive and encouraging attitude which made each visit a blessing.Sue