DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer
OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
CAFS- Certified Applied Functional Science
GTS – Graston Technique Specialist
CIDN – Certified Integrative Dry Needling
Amber is a board-certified orthopedic specialist, doctor of physical therapy, and clinic manager at our Gaines Township clinic. She has been a member of the Hulst Jepsen family since 2013, starting at the Grandville location, and joining the management team in 2016. She grew up in Ellsworth, a Northern Michigan town then traveled to the Grand Rapids area where she attended Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She then continued her education at GVSU and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. In 2019, she obtained her orthopedic physical therapy specialty.
Amber’s clinical experience is cultivated from a variety of experiences that have built her eclectic approach to physical therapy. Under her care, you can expect to get an evidence-based, individualized approach where she combines manual therapy techniques and patient-specific functional exercise programs to reach each patient’s goals and build relationships. Her areas of passion include pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, sport-related injuries, vestibular conditions, back pain, hip dysfunction, and prevention of future injuries. Amber is a Graston Technique Specialist and is certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. She has also taken several courses at the McKenzie Institute. She also is trained in Dry Needling through Integrative Dry Needling. Amber currently resides in Wayland, MI with her husband Norm, their son, Blake, and their daughter Haley.
Amber enjoys spending time with her family, playing sand volleyball, kayaking, camping, and capturing photos of her family and friends. Amber and her 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
My knee surgery has been delayed and I was unable to cope with the pain. Because of my therapist’s guidance, I can now walk with minimal pain and without crutches or a cane.Lorraine T.