DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Austin is a licensed physical therapist at our Byron Center clinic and grew up in Southwest Michigan. He attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018.
Austin enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and utilizing a patient-centered, hands-on approach. He enjoys treating individuals across the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics, including post-operative patients. This includes developing PT care plans for total joints, sports medicine, and arthroscopic repairs. He makes sure that each patient’s treatment plan is tailored uniquely for them in order to help them reach their individual rehabilitation goals and return to their passions. Austin places a large importance on always utilizing evidence-based practice to provide each of his patients with the best quality of care. Prior to attending Grand Valley State University, Austin had the opportunity to play baseball at Grand Rapids Community College. Due to this, he has developed a passion for working with athletes of all skill levels in order to help them meet their competitive goals. He has treated a wide array of athletes ranging from recreational to professional.
Austin has been trained in functional dry needling. He also has extensive training working with overhead athletes and patients who are experiencing vestibular issues. Austin is also pursuing further education and training in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as well as concussion management.
In his free time, Austin enjoys staying active by spending time with his wife traveling, hiking, skiing, softball, golf, basketball, kayaking, fishing, attending sporting events, and spending time on the water with family and friends.
Grand Valley State University 2015
Grand Valley State University 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful PT experience. Not only does my neck feel much better, but I have been blessed by working with all of you. You are caring, yet professional and efficient. Thank you also for sharing your testimonies of the love of Christ in your lives.Joyce