DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Mari Hillary is a licensed physical therapist at our East Grand Rapids clinic. She graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2006 and continued her education at GVSU where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009.
Mari spent the first 13 years of her career practicing in Holland, MI at an outpatient private practice where she was able to develop her skills for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions both acute, chronic, and post-operative in nature. Her education and clinical experience have helped her to develop an integrative treatment approach and she enjoys evaluating the patient as a whole to help them find relief from their pain and solutions to their impairments. She is skilled in a variety of manual therapy techniques and has advanced training in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunctions (TMD), headaches, spine, and pelvic floor conditions including treating women with pelvic pain, urinary urgency, and frequency, stress urinary incontinence, pregnancy, and postpartum-related issues. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patient’s on a personal level and customizing their care to help them achieve their goals.
Aside from being a PT, Mari’s most rewarding job is being a mother to her two children, Andrew, and Maggie. Mari also enjoys spending time with extended family and friends, traveling with her husband, being on the lake, playing any kind of game, reading a good book, watching a good show or movie, and eating her husband’s delicious home-cooked meals.
Grand Valley State University 2009
Grand Valley State University 2006
2000 Burton St SE, Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I appreciate the quality of their work along with how they are able to keep the atmosphere lighthearted. You are walked through every exercise you need to perform at home before leaving. There is even an app that walks you through the movements with animations to ensure you know exactly what to do at home between sessions!T.F.