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 office. 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 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


ART (Active Release Techniques)

Blood Flow Restriction

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Dry Needling

Functional Movement Screen

Graston Technique

Kinesiology Taping

Metabolic Wellness and Weight Management Program

Overhead Athlete

Video Gait Analysis


East GR

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

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

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!!!


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