Justin was born and raised in Grand Rapids and graduated from Jenison High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in strength and conditioning with a minor in business from the University of Findlay where he also played football. He went on to complete his Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Western Michigan University. He worked at WMU for 3 years as a strength and conditioning coach before transitioning into a leadership role in health and wellness at the Spartan Stores YMCA. During his time at the YMCA he had the opportunity to develop a community based cancer wellness program for hundreds of cancer survivors. He also served as adjunct faculty member teaching advanced techniques of strength and conditioning to undergraduate juniors and seniors at Grand Valley State University. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University.
Since graduating he has completed the level one dry needling course through Myopain Seminars.
Justin has had a strong passion for sports and exercise his entire life. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His clinical interests include sports medicine and the integration of manual therapy with functional exercise and training.
The back of his business card reads “i’m giving”. He feels that the greatest privilege of this career is the opportunity to “give back” selflessly to his patients with the gifts he has been blessed with. Giving a listening ear, giving motivation, giving hope, giving encouragement, giving balance, giving education, giving challenges, giving empowerment, giving smiles.
You can reach Justin at email@example.com.