DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Nikki is a licensed physical therapist at our Grandville office. She grew up in Chelsea, Michigan before beginning her journey west that has ended in Grand Rapids. 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 is passionate about treating the whole patient with holistic and function-maximizing interventions, and she loves helping people find creative solutions to live their most full life. This applies for people seeking to maximize function at work, in their sport, and even in their hobbies. She has a breadth of interests in regard to practice areas, however she has the most depth in treating the patient with pelvic health concerns. She is pursuing certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner accordingly, and she also enjoys integrating yoga into treatment for improved overall wellness.
Nikki enjoys practicing yoga, caring for her many houseplants, dancing, travelling, snowboarding, swimming, playing cards, and petting other people’s dogs. She is blessed to get to do those things alongside her husband.
Grand Valley State University 2016
Albion College 2012
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