Amber is a board-certified orthopedic specialist, doctor of physical therapy, and clinic manager at our Gaines Township clinic. She has been a member of the Hulst Jepsen family since 2013, starting at the Grandville location, and joined the management team in 2016. She is originally from Ellsworth, a Northern Michigan town, then traveled to the Grand Rapids area where she attended Grand Valley State University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She then continued her education at GVSU and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. In 2019, she obtained her orthopedic physical therapy specialty.
Amber’s clinical experience is cultivated from a variety of experiences that has built her eclectic approach to physical therapy. Under her care, you can expect to get an evidence based, individualized approach where she combines manual therapy techniques and patient-specific functional exercise program to reach each patient’s goals and build relationships. Her areas of passion include pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, sport related injuries, vestibular conditions, back pain, hip dysfunction, and prevention of future injuries. Amber is a Graston Technique Specialist and is certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. She has also taken several courses by the McKenzie Institute. Amber currently resides in Wayland, MI with her husband Norm, their son, Blake, and their daughter Haley.
Amber enjoys spending time with her family, playing sand volleyball, kayaking, camping, and capturing photos of her family and friends. Amber and her family are active members at Hillside Community Church and she enjoys working with the students at South Christian High School.
2013 - Grand Valley State University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
2010 - Grand Valley State University - BS in Athletic Training
2021 - Graston Technique Specialist
2019 - Board Certified in Orthopedics, Specialty Board of the APTA
2016 - Certified in Applied Functional Science
2010 - Certified in Athletic Training