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, aquatic therapy, 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 two sons.
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2014
Hope College 2008
American Institute of Balance
National Strength and Conditioning Association
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!!!Holly