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Ryan Gary, Owner, PT, DPT
Dr. Ryan Gary grew up in Grand Rapids and discovered physical therapy through a number of athletic injuries of his own. He attended Hope College before moving to Colorado and obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. His interest in athletics and participation in endurance sports, including the completion of several marathons, triathlons, and the Louisville Ironman has given him an appreciation for manual therapy.
His clinical work in Colorado has given him a unique skill set for mobilizations, manipulations, and various soft tissue techniques that he eagerly shares with the West Michigan community. He has worked with people of all ages with varying impairments from professional athletes to pediatrics. He enjoys running, biking, climbing, and spending time with his wife and dog, Timber. While the mountains often call him back, he loves all that Michigan has to offer. Dr. Gary is certified in ASTYM therapy, Active Release Technique (ART), and Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN).
Dr. Grant Stevens grew up in northern Minnesota and attended Saint John’s University before attending Southwest Baptist University in Missouri where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His studies focused on spine-related pain, headaches, and TMJ dysfunction. He has a wide range of athletic experience including football, track and field, basketball, swimming, curling, dance, and volleyball. This has led to an understanding of a wide variety of sport-related injuries.
Dr. Stevens believes the most effective treatments are manual therapy based and utilizes manipulations, mobilizations, and soft tissue techniques to achieve results as quickly as possible. He combines these techniques with extensive patient education to ensure that his patients not only get better, but stay healthy as well.
When Dr. Stevens is not treating patients, he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and mainly any activities that allow him to be outside. He enjoys meeting new people and treating a diverse clientele.
Amanda Hoffmeyer, PT, DPT
Dr. Amanda Hoffmeyer is a native to West Michigan and attended Calvin College for her B.S. degree in Biology and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from Elon University, North Carolina. Her clinical experience focused on sport post-concussion rehab, vestibular rehab, stroke rehab, and orthopedic rehab emphasizing sport injuries, spinal conditions, misuse and overuse injuries and post-surgery.
Dr. Hoffmeyer's utmost importance in practice is individualized evidence-based care to ensure that client's needs are met. Her practice integrates multiple approaches emphasizing manual therapy, McKenzie and Mulligan approaches, Kinesiotape, muscle energy techniques, and strength and conditioning. With a passion for human anatomy, exercise benefits, and athletics, she strives to use and share her knowledge to improve the client's quality of life.
When away from the clinic, Dr. Hoffmeyer finds joy in running, swimming, weight training, biking, and playing volleyball (especially beach!). With a prior career in wildlife biology researching sea turtles in Florida and the American badger in Wisconsin, you will find Amanda most often outside hiking or exploring with family and friends.
Grant Stevens, PT, DPT
Adam Long, PT, DPT
Dr. Adam Long has lived in Tennessee for the past 17 years before making the move to Grand Rapids, MI. He received his Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2012 at Saint Louis University then continued his education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis achieving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Long’s treatment philosophy incorporates a combination of manual therapy techniques including joint and soft tissue mobilization. This collaboration of methods attains good tissue mechanics, which then is reiterated with corrective exercises focusing on proper form and good sequencing of specific musculature. Additionally, he is a big proponent of patient education, encouraging an understanding of both pathology and exercise rationale. Dr. Long encourages patients to maintain and better their health moving forward.
When not working patients, he enjoys a range of recreational activities including playing golf, ice hockey, swimming, exercising, and then finishing it up with a good slice of pizza, cold beverage, and often, cupcakes.
Joshua Hanenburg, Partner, PT, DPT
Josh Hanenburg PT, DPT is a physical therapist who joined the staff at Good Life Physical Therapy in February 2017. Prior to joining Good Life, he severed as the Clinic Director at GR Sports Center in Grand Rapids, MI and Agility Physical Therapy and Sport Performance. He is a Grand Rapids native and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in 2005. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2009.
Dr. Hanenburg has a passion for movement and has enjoyed working with orthopedic and sports-related injuries. He has advanced training in foot and ankle mechanics including video analysis for runners. He has completed education on the McKenzie method for evaluation and treatment of the spine, ASTYM® soft tissue treatment and golf assessment through the Titleist Performance Institute.
Dr. Hanenburg enjoys being out on the road or trails, running and biking, on the golf course, or in the gym. He is an avid runner and triathlete having completed various distances including Ironman Wisconsin in 2013. He has been an active participant and worked with several Cross-Fit athletes on mechanics and stability during movement. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy Section, and Michigan Physical Therapy Association.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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