DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
CMPT – Certified Manual Physical Therapist
Tamara is a licensed physical therapist in our Hudsonville office. Tamara completed her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. Prior to physical therapy, Tamara worked as a certified personal trainer with a wide variety of clientele ranging from young athletes to the elderly. Her physical therapy passions include utilizing a hands-on, manual approach paired with individualized exercises. She prioritizes patient education regarding each therapy diagnosis and pain response, and empowers patients to get back to the activities they enjoy. She has extensive clinical experience working with patients with orthopedic and sports-related injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, as well as chronic pain conditions.
Tamara’s research on extremity strength training in patients with Fibromyalgia is published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Tamara is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
Tamara loves participating in all sports and has competitive experience in basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and ultimate frisbee. She particularly enjoys being active outside, running, backpacking, yoga and spending time with her husband, two sons and dog.
Grand Valley State University 2015
University of Michigan 2011
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