OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Cert MDT – Certified McKenzie Method
Scott is a licensed physical therapist at our Byron Center clinic. He graduated with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1999 from Grand Valley State University. His desire for continued growth and development as a medical professional has led to his becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2002, an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2003, and Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT) through the McKenzie Institute in 2010.
This educational background, coupled with his working with a large orthopedic group of doctors and surgeons for nearly 18 years, has allowed him to be extremely comfortable treating young, old and everyone in between, from the inactive to the professional athlete, with diagnoses of orthopedic problems ranging from head to toe. It doesn’t matter a patient’s age or activity level, Scott’s desire is to understand the patient’s complaint, examine and assess the patient to get to the “root of the problem,” and provide education and treatment to meet the patient’s overall goals/objectives.
Scott, his wife and their 4 children have lived in Byron Center since 2010. He enjoys being active, including running and both road and mountain biking. He is a general sports enthusiast, coaching and playing with his kids in a variety of activities including golf, soccer, and basketball. As a family, they enjoy getting out on an inland lake during the summer in their boat.
Scott is excited for the unique opportunity to work and serve in the community in which he lives, understanding the benefits of the relationships that can be created and grown in this environment for the benefit of the individual, the family and the community at large.
Grand Valley State University 1999
I did not know what to expect before my first visit here. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I looked forward to every visit. HJPT has such a positive and encouraging attitude which made each visit a blessing.Sue