DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Nikki is a licensed physical therapist working at both our Grandville office and the Pelvic Rehabilitation Center in Hudsonville. She grew up in Chelsea, Michigan with four (yes, four!) sisters and in case you’re wondering she does cheer for U of M, but she will still treat you if you are a state fan. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Albion College where she was able to run on both the cross country and track teams, then went on to Grand Valley State University where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Nikki views physical therapy as her calling to help people achieve wellness through holistic and function-maximizing interventions, and she loves helping people find creative solutions to live their fullest life. She uses exercise, manual (hands-on) therapy, and strategies to address not just symptoms, but the root cause for pain and dysfunction.
Nikki treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions (muscle and joint issues) including special interest in ankle/foot issues, hypermobility, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Her main area of specialty is pelvic floor rehabilitation, and she has completed advanced post-doctoral training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Nikki treats men and women with pelvic health concerns including bowel, bladder, sexual, and pain concerns. She loves giving people tools to help overcome pelvic floor dysfunction including incorporating yoga and pilates- based exercises.
Nikki and her husband Ryan live on the west side of Grand Rapids with their dog Hank. She enjoys practicing yoga, caring for her many houseplants, dancing, traveling, snowboarding, swimming, playing cards, and snuggling with Hank. She also volunteers with Young Life at GVSU and loves spending quality time with her girls.
Grand Valley State University 2016
Albion College 2012
Level 1, Level 2A, Level 2B, Male Pelvic Rehabilitation, Capstone
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