Nikki Elders

Physical Therapist, DPT

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nikki is an assistant center manager and licensed physical therapist at our 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.

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 also addresses contributing impairments in the spine, sacrum, and pelvis using her MDT(McKenzie), orthopedic, and Integrative Dry Needling training. 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.

 

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 2016

Bachelor of Art in Biology

Albion College 2012

Certifications

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Courses

Level 1, Level 2A, Level 2B, Male Pelvic Rehabilitation, Capstone

Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation

Specialties

Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Chronic Pain

Cupping

Dry Needling

Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy @ Home

Kinesiology Taping

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Telehealth

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Video Gait Analysis

Locations

Hudsonville: Pelvic Rehabilitation Center

5340 Plaza Ave, Suite #3
Hudsonville, MI 49426

P: 616-608-8922
F: 616-608-8923

Thank you so much for a wonderful PT experience. Not only does my neck feel much better, but I have been blessed by working with all of you. You are caring, yet professional and efficient. Thank you also for sharing your testimonies of the love of Christ in your lives.

Joyce

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