Jessica Buikema

Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS, CIDN

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist-
CIDN – Certified Integrative Dry Needling

Jessica Buikema is a board-certified orthopedic specialist, doctor of physical therapy, and the assistant center manager at our Cascade clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from Michigan State University in 2007 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2014.

Jessica is passionate about helping patients in her community lead a healthy lifestyle and return to recreation after an injury. She has worked for a large orthopedic surgical group and treated patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic repairs, and sports-related injuries. She also has had clinical experience with the pediatric population and loves helping families with infants treat torticollis and plagiocephaly. Other areas of special interest include temporomandibular dysfunction, vestibular issues, and spinal pain and injury.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys traveling, food and wine, water and downhill skiing, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 2014

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Michigan State University 2007





Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Chronic Pain

Dry Needling

Headache Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Vestibular Rehabilitation



5136 Cascade Rd SE, Suite 1C
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

P: 616-301-1215
F: 616-301-1217

Professional, knowledgeable, and caring staff. Have been using Hulst Jepsen for all my physical therapy needs for years. Would go nowhere else for care.

Karen R.

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