DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
CKPT – Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
Natale Elenbaas is a physical therapist and co-manager at our Hudsonville location. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2004. She later received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2008.
Natale began her career working rotation in inpatient acute, joint academy and outpatient orthopedic settings treating patients with repetitive injuries, sports injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, amputees, post op orthopedics, and trauma related injuries.
Natale joined Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy in 2014, bringing her experiences. She enjoys working in outpatient orthopedics and utilizes an eclectic hands on approach to treat her patients. She has taken over 20+ courses in several areas for treatment of orthopedic conditions, manual therapy, vestibular dysfunction/vertigo and concussion, running gait analysis, bike fitting, pediatric torticollis, aquatic therapy, and is certified in kinesiotaping. She also manages the aquatic therapy program treating patients of all ages and multiple conditions utilizing the benefits of water.
Natale enjoys being involved in the community. She organized a 5k training program, taught community yoga classes, and was a guest speaker for the Baker College PTA program for 5 years instructing on kinesiotaping. She is also a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students in the Grand Valley State University physical therapy program.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, scuba diving, camping and spending time with family, friends and pets.
Grand Valley State University 2008
Thank you for your help in my recovery. Wade and Marla have certainly helped me with their therapy after the knee surgery and the broken arm. All of you have been extremely kind as you guided me through the various exercises that have re-energized the many muscles that have helped me walk and get close to normal again. Your smiles, encouragements, the family atmosphere has been very helpful throughout the process. It starts with the smile and welcome that Kayla gives each time I walk in the door. Thanks so much to each of you for your caring attitude.Virgil