Steve Malvitz

Physical Therapist, DPT, CSCS, Cert ART, Co-Owner

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Cert ART – Certified Active Release Technique

Steve is a licensed physical therapist and manager of our East Grand Rapids clinic. He grew up in East Grand Rapids, graduated from Hope College, and earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Steve’s clinical experience culminates from a variety of settings including the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Holland Aquatic Center, US Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Shelbourne Knee Center. This has exposed him to a variety of populations and given him the ability to treat a broad range of conditions. He has a special interest in pre/post-surgical rehabilitation and sport-related injuries, in particular the overhead athlete and injuries associated with running. He is certified for functional movement screens via the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He is a preferred provider for soft tissue mobilization through Graston Technique and Active Release Technique. Steve is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, he is a Functional Dry Needling provider.  Steve is a firm believer in lifetime learning and he is constantly seeking out opportunities to better his practice with the most current research.

Furthermore, Steve played a key role in establishing and credentialing the University of Wisconsin’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Steve was also greatly involved with the University of Wisconsin’s Physical Therapy Student Pro Bono Clinic, and he would like to continue as a service-oriented member of his community.

Steve enjoys traveling, playing board games and recreational sports, and spending time with his wife and three sons.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy

University of Wisconsin-Madison 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science

Hope College 2008


Assessment & Management of Vestibular Conditions

American Institute of Balance

Graston Technique

Preferred Provider

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Functional Dry Needling Practitioner

Pain Free Performance Specialist


ART (Active Release Techniques)

Blood Flow Restriction


Dry Needling

Functional Movement Screen

Graston Technique

Kinesiology Taping

Overhead Athlete

Return to Sport Program

Video Gait Analysis


East GR

2000 Burton St SE, Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

P: 616-608-8485
F: 616-608-8486

I experienced you as kind, clear and direct in your communication, and collaborative in planning the treatment plan and schedule. Even through the Covid-19 shut down you stayed in touch to assure understanding.  I appreciate the financial arrangements you made to offer therapy even when the insurance request was denied.


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