DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
OMT-C – Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification
Rachel is a licensed physical therapist at our Cascade location. She attended Grand Valley State University (GVSU) where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014. Since graduation, she has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting in Kalamazoo, MI, and in Cincinnati, OH. She has training in running gait analysis and has taken a special interest in spinal manual therapy, completing an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification (OMT-C) in 2018.
Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Rachel attended Miami University (MU) and earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. As a member of the MU Cross Country team, she led the team to the University’s first Mid-American Conference championship win in 2008. She also competed for GVSU in Track and Field where she became a three-time NCAA DII National Champion. Her efforts assisted the team to win the NCAA DII National Championship in indoor track & field (2011) and outdoor track & field (2012). Her experience in collegiate athletics drives her to assist athletes of all age ranges to return to training or competition.
Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors, whether going for a run, paddle boarding, gardening, or traveling to new places. She especially enjoys these activities alongside her husband, Tom, and her dog, Mia.
Grand Valley State University 2014
Miami University 2011
I had gone to a different place years ago and did not have a good experience, which made me skeptical of physical therapy in general. However, after going to Hulst Jepsen I can say I appreciate and thank everyone there for taking such good care of me and really caring for everyone that comes through the door.Kari K.