DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
CPT – Certified Personal Trainer
Josh Plonka is a licensed physical therapist at our East Grand Rapids clinic. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Wayne State University in 2021. He then continued his education there receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2023.
Josh is passionate about empowering his patients to meet goals and shift their mindset as to what their bodies are capable of. He specializes in the everyday athlete and enjoys the creative process of replicating the demands of sport in the gym. He also specializes in strength and conditioning, functional training, running, cycling, and manual therapy. He strives to help patients maximize their potential on the bike, trail, field, pool, court, or pitch!
In his free time, Josh enjoys riding his bike or running around town and being active with his wife and friends. He loves an excuse to try out an exercise class or spend the afternoon playing pickleball. Josh is also a foodie. He refuels by exploring the local food scene (especially breweries and ice cream parlors) and enjoys diving into the science of cooking and trying new recipes.
Wayne State University 2023
Wayne State University 2021
Eastern Michigan University 2017
I have been in physical therapy too many times. I have found Hulst Jepsen is my favorite. They are always on time, very knowledgeable, and are always upbeat, and very friendly. Thanks for taking care of me.Chris G.