Joel Vander Lugt

Physical Therapist, DPT, SCS

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
SCS – Sports Clinical Specialist

Joel Vander Lugt is a licensed physical therapist at our Caledonia location. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College in 2008 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St Louis in 2011. His professional interests are in sports medicine, concussion management, and orthopedics, and has worked his entire career in those fields. He has experience in a variety of sports injuries and is passionate about returning patients back to activity safely.

Joel recently moved back to Grand Rapids with his wife and young daughter after 11 years in Boise to serve the Caledonia community. When not working, Joel enjoys playing tennis, golf, and basketball, as well as traveling to new places with his family.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Washington University 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Calvin College 2008


Sports Clinical Specialist


Alter G

ART (Active Release Techniques)

Blood Flow Restriction

Concussion Management

Crossfit® / Fitness Athlete


Functional Movement Screen

Graston Technique

Kinesiology Taping

Return to Sport Program

Sports Medicine

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Video Gait Analysis



9028 N. Rodgers Dr, Suite J
Caledonia, MI 49316

P: 616-891-0600
F: 616-891-0660

I had a great experience at Hulst Jepsen! The staff is professional but very welcoming and friendly. My physical therapist treated my issue with kindness and expertise. I am extremely happy with my results.

Kerry L.

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