MSPT – Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Kendra is a licensed physical therapist in our Grandville clinic where she shares the center manager role with Lisa Vis. Kendra received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from Trinity Christian College and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. She has experience in various clinical settings including inpatient acute care, home health, school therapy, and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation.
Since 2001, Kendra’s clinical experiences have been in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in general and sports orthopedics. She specializes in post-surgical and athletic extremity injuries, utilizing a functional exercise program in conjunction with strong manual therapy skills. She looks at the whole body and how it relates to the specific injury and develops an individual program for each of her patients. She is certified in Functional Dry needling and also uses Video Gait Analysis to help runners fine-tune their stride. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and is devoted to delivering quality care to ensure the best outcomes for all of her patients.
Before joining the team at HJPT, she practiced in Holland, MI where she established herself as a strong manual orthopedic therapist effectively treating musculoskeletal injuries and post-surgical injuries. Kendra now serves the communities surrounding the HJPT Grandville office located on Wilson at 56th Street.
Grand Valley State University 2000
Trinity Christian College 1997
My therapist, Perla, is supremely knowledgeable, compassionate, sensitive, and encouraging. As a hip replacement patient who had experienced complications, I was very motivated to get well, yet cautious about making my condition worse. Perla knew which exercises would help most and just how hard to push me. She has always been positive and professional while being warmly human and cheerful!Kathy