DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
James is a licensed physical therapist who was raised in the Byron Center and Kentwood area. James attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelors in Clinical Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018.
James enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and utilizes a patient centered, hands-on approach. He enjoys treating patients across the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics including post-operative. James is dedicated to improving his patient’s quality of life and helping them achieve their rehabilitation goals to return to their passions. James recognizes the importance of evidence based practice and strives to provide the best quality of care to all of his patients. James is currently working on his certification in the McKenzie method of physical therapy. He is also pursuing further education and training in concussion management as well as rehabilitation for individuals with amputations.
In his free time James enjoys spending time with his wife, sailing on his grandfather’s sailboat, fishing on Lake Michigan, hiking, camping, and hosting family and friends at their house.
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