Katie Thomas

Physical Therapist, DPT

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy

Katie is a licensed physical therapist at our East Grand Rapids clinic. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Bachelors of Biomedical Science in 2008 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011.

Katie’s favorite part of being a physical therapist is problem solving. Each patient is unique, and finding the best combination of treatments to optimize recovery is exciting for her. She enjoys using advanced manual therapy techniques and dry needling in her practice as well as constructing semi-custom orthotics for patients with foot issues. She is also passionate about learning as much as she can about the pelvic floor and its connection to the body as a whole.

Outside of the clinic, Katie and her husband, Brandon, love to stay active with rock climbing and snowboarding. They also enjoy traveling and even spent a sabbatical year exploring the world. Life requires balance, however, and relaxing at home with their cat brings much happiness to their lives as well.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 2011

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Grand Valley State University 2008

Specialties

Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Chronic Pain

Dry Needling

Kinesiology Taping

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Video Gait Analysis

Locations

East GR

2000 Burton St SE, Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

P: 616-608-8485
F: 616-608-8486

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

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