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Maybe you’re looking to train for a marathon, or maybe you just want to walk up the stairs. We want to help you move wherever you are. i’move doesn’t buy into fitness trends, but sticks with the medically-informed approach that physicians find to reduce pain and improve mobility time an...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Anton Schuster, JR

PT, DPT

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Tony attended Michigan State University where he earned his degree in Kinesiology and played lacrosse for the Spartans. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tony has over 10 years of experience practicing physical therapy. His therapeutic knowledge and manual skills are well rounded from attending multiple courses in different schools of thought in the physical therapy profession. He is certified in industrial rehab services, TMJ disc relocation, dynamic movement analysis and has published articles on lumbar instability. He enjoys working with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries, chronic pain programs, sports related injuries, and return to work programs. He is married with 2 boys and enjoys running, lifting weights, hunting, fishing, golfing and camping with his family. His business card says I’m Safeguarding. Tony believes in fixing his patient’s pain and dysfunction, while educating the patient on how to make sure the pain or restriction does not return. He is a firm believer in utilizing research to decrease any modifiable risk factors related to reoccurrence. He believes therapy can be made fun and rewarding.

Jeff Clark

PT,OCS,FAAOMPT

imgJeff Clark

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Jeff received his Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation from Central Michigan University in 1998 and his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2001. Upon graduation, he began work at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and continued his education receiving his Masters of Business Administration degree in 2006 and his Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Science in 2012, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Along the way, he became an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Jeff describes his love of movement this way, “As a child I was nearly incapable of sitting still – a quality that I’m not sure that my parents truly appreciated. This soon translated into a love of sports and then later into a love of distance running. Now I have grown into an appreciation of frequent, purposeful, daily movement. Being sedentary negatively affects me mentally – maybe even more than it does physically.” The back of Jeff’s business card reads i’m remodeling. He chose this statement because he considers part of his job as remodeling human connective tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and pain fibers) every day at work. “I’m remodeling attitudes towards the benefits of regular purposeful and therapeutic activity. And I happen to also be remodeling my home.”

Jen McCann-Bauer

MSPT,COMT

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Jen lives in North Muskegon and has been a practicing physical therapist in West Michigan for 15 years. She has spent the past few years pursuing her manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and completed her final COMT exam in the spring of 2018. Jen is also trained in Pilates through Balanced Body University and has a real love for helping people uncover and tap into their body’s own strength and flexibility. She loves to work with the spine, especially chronic neck pain with headaches and dizziness as well as TMJ dysfunction. Her i’m phrase is “i’m optimizing” because she believes that no matter what brings you in for physical therapy treatment, you are not broken and anything can be made better. Jen is proud to be at i’move and to be able to practice in such a positive environment with co-workers she gets to learn from and laugh with (sometimes at) every day. When not at work, you can find Jen spending time with her children, inching her way ever closer to mastering a headstand in yoga or following the Avett Brothers on tour.

Jessica Meengs

PT,DPT

imgJessica Meengs

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Jessica grew up in Jackson, Michigan. She attended Ferris State University where she majored in Biology and competed on the Cross Country and Track teams. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2020. Her experience with multiple running injuries that never seemed to heal led her to the field of Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with runners and athletes, but also has a passion for the entire spectrum of populations and helping them return to the activities that they love. In her free time, Jess likes staying active by running, serving in her church, traveling with her husband, and enjoying the excellent food and views that Grand Haven has to offer. The back of Jess’ business card reads, “i’m restoring” because, as she puts it, “my goal is never just to heal an injury but also to restore hope, confidence and the physical ability to live life to its fullest potential.”

Kayla Nousain

PTA

imgKayla Nousain

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kayla graduated from Baker College with a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Combined with her passion for health and fitness, she uniquely blends the fields of rehabilitation and fitness. When not working with individual clients she uses her skills and education as an ACE Group Exercise Instructor to lead varying intensities of group classes at i’move. In her free time she loves to stay active playing soccer, hiking, and hanging out with her husband.

Mary Lomonaco-Harig

DScPT,COMT,OCS

imgMary Lomonaco-Harig

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Mary received her B.S. and Physical Therapy certificate from Northwestern University in 1979. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Health Sciences with an Anatomy emphasis from Grand Valley State University in 1995 and a DSc through Andrews University in 2014. She was certified by the ABPTS as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2004 and recertified in 2014. In 2010, she acquired her Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) certification through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Mary has 37 years of clinical experience. Her primary area of specialty is out-patient orthopedics and manual therapy. She continues clinical practice at i’move Physical Therapy in Spring Lake Michigan and is a long standing member of the APTA, an orthopedics section member, and MPTA. Her research and clinical interests include: scapular muscle tears, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, and the cellular effects of an anti-inflammatory diet on health, wellness and prevention. Her personal interests include Yoga, running, piano, reading, and cooking great Italian food (which she notes as one of the reasons she runs). On the back of Mary’s business card is the statement, “I’m enriching”. This reflects her efforts to deepen her patient’s understanding, and empower them with knowledge and tools to not only heal, feel better and restore function, but to stay better and enrich their level of wellness for life.

Marty Sytsema

OMPT,FAAOMPT,CIMT

imgMarty Sytsema

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Marty completed his undergrad studies at Calvin College and then received his PT degree from Central Michigan University in 1997. He went on to complete a residency in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Gratiot Hospital in Alma, MI and was named a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists as a result. He received a second manual therapy certification (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist) through Great Lakes Seminars. Marty has served as Reimbursement Director with the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, and he teaches manual therapy continuing education courses for other therapists around the country. He has taught over 2,500 students and professionals over the last 15 years on how the body works and how i’move treats pain and disability. Marty was named Distinguished Physical Therapy Alumni by CMU in 2012. Marty chose “i’m balancing” on his business cards as finding balance in life is his greatest struggle. Helping to achieve balance in his patients is his quest. Balancing the mechanics between neighboring joints, balancing soft tissues within the patterns of motions that occur, and striving to balance his patients’ desires with their abilities.

William Seiler

PT/DPT

imgWilliam  Seiler

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Bill is a graduate of Hope College where he played basketball and received a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Bill has experience in general orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, running analysis, and preventative health. He is certified in applied prevention and health promotion, and believes that each person that comes in the door provides a unique opportunity for him to empower them to be as healthy as possible. He ensures his treatment incorporates components of physical well-being with the hope of improving the overall quality of life of an individual. He has developed a specialty for assessing and assisting bow hunters with shooting form, injury prevention, and shooting performance. Bill is a native of Chillicothe, Illinois. He grew up playing all sports and enjoying small town living. He and his wife chose to move to Michigan to be closer to her family as they raise their children. Outside of the clinic, Bill is passionate about family, his church, all things sports, and the great outdoors. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. He prefers bow hunting and loves fly fishing and noodling catfish. He has fished all over the world from New Zeeland to Alaska to the West Indies. Bill enjoys swapping stories of his many outdoor adventures, including favorite moments, destinations, out of the ordinary encounters, secret spots, funny stories, near death experiences and field to table preparation. He has caught and eaten squirrel, turtle, frog, duck, geese, dove, porcupine, snake, lobster, crawfish, turkey, deer, and many species of fresh and salt water fish. The back of his business card says i’m Rejuvenating. His goal is to give life back to people through the physical therapy experience with exercise, education, and rehabilitation.

Carla Bennick

PT

imgCarla Bennick

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Varied work experiences have provided Carla with broad perspectives and keen skills. In the years since graduating from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, she has worked in Florida, Ohio and then finally in Michigan, calling Grand Haven home since 1992. Carla has performed the roles of a physical therapy Director, Manager, and Owner throughout her career. Carla enjoys working with clients of all ages, from the student athlete to the active older adult. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys sharing knowledge with her coworkers, stating, “We always learn from one another.” Currently, she is focusing on Women’s Health issues and is working to get her certification to be a Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC). She is part of a team of i’move physical therapists developing programs for pre- and post-partum clients, the female athlete and post-menopausal women. When not working with clients, Carla enjoys the outdoors, whether it is hiking in the woods, walking the golf course or skiing through the snow. On the back of her business card, it reads, “i’m transforming.” She explains, “I’m transforming bodies to move better because if you move better, you feel better.”

Ford Reinink

PT,DPT,FAAOMPT

imgFord Reinink

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Ford graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Michigan State University. He then went on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Grand Valley State University. Ford completed 3 years of coursework for an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program through the Manual Therapy Institute in 2015. In 2016, Ford completed 440 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Ford’s professional experience over the last 10 years includes managing 3 different orthopedic PT clinics in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Holland. Ford has always worked in small clinics where he successfully treated a variety of issues including headaches, neck pain, acute and chronic back pain and surgeries from the neck to the foot and anything in between. He enjoys working with young athletes as well as elderly patients with goals of simply walking with less pain and all ages in between. Treatment of the spine has always been his primary specialty, but he recognizes that we are an interconnected system and he treats the entire person not just the area that hurts. Outside of work Ford enjoys anything active, especially hiking, biking and weight training, and he is passionate about being healthy. Ford and his wife have one young son and are enjoying parenthood tremendously. The back of Ford’s business card reads “i’m mobilizing.” After injury, many patients avoid or are fearful of the movements that injured them. Ford has a passion for helping others recover and return to activities that they love. “I love getting people to move in ways that they didn’t think they could again. Therapy is teamwork and I try to do what I can to help, and teach people how to help themselves over the long term.”

Kara Fahlen

PT,DPT,CAFS

imgKara Fahlen

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kara is a Rockford native and a graduate of Rockford High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Taylor University, and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. She also completed the Fellowship in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. Kara is a women’s health physical therapist, providing care to women of all ages with issues of urinary leakage/urgency, pain with pregnancy, postpartum pain and return to activity, etc. Kara is passionate about educating and equipping clients to fully understand their unique situations to promote healing and restoration. Beyond physical therapy, her personal interests include backpacking, exploring national parks, reading, skiing, and swimming. She resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Tucker. The back of her business cards reads “i’m cultivating” because she “desires to cultivate a passion within her clients to move well and live abundantly.”

Eric Bastian

PT,DPT,Cert MDT

imgEric Bastian

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Eric was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After high school he wanted to thaw out from the cold Northern abyss so he headed south to Grand Rapids. After completing his undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at Cornerstone University, he desired a greater depth of understanding of how the human body works. He continued with graduate school studies earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University. Eric is fascinated by the complexity of the human body, specifically the spine. He enjoys teaching patients more about how their body is built and how it functions. He met his wife in Physical Therapy school and they thought it would be exciting to move out West. They made it 30 miles and landed in Grand Haven. In his free time he enjoys home remodeling projects, taking the family to the beach, exploring the lakeshore’s many trails and seeking out the world’s perfect cup of coffee. Eric’s i’m statement reads “i’m partnering” because he feels it is important for his patients to have a thorough understanding of all facets of and take an active role in their rehabilitation.

Brooke Meinema

DPT,FAFS

imgBrooke Meinema

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Brooke graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has since completed a fellowship training program in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute in 2016, which has increased her knowledge and skill set on how to treat the body from head to toe. Brooke is currently working toward becoming a Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) and is part of a team at i’move developing programs for women’s wellness. After practicing in Traverse City, Brooke and her husband returned to West Michigan. She loves being a mother to her children, Gideon and Tallulah, as well as cuddling with her dog, Rio (better known as Miss Mama). In her spare-time she enjoys running (very slowly), reading a good book, and dancing to all kinds of music. Most importantly, Brooke loves to laugh, so if you hear a good joke be sure to tell it to her. Brooke views herself as an encouraging person, which is why the back of her business card reads i’m encouraging. She will encourage you both mentally and physically to help you get back to moving and doing what you love.

Brian Bradford

PT,DPT

imgBrian Bradford

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Brian graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, and then attended the University of Michigan for his undergrad studies in Kinesiology. After college, he worked as a missionary for 2 years before returning to school for his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Grand Valley State University. Brian grew up with a love for sports, especially ice hockey and lacrosse. His passion for health and fitness continued to grow throughout his college years. He now enjoys distance running, strength training, camping/backpacking, and playing any sport he can get friends to join him in. Brian decided to become a physical therapist because he finds great joy in encouraging other people, helping them improve their fitness, and cultivating hope for a better future. He is a member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, and his practice interests include athletic injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of injured runners. Brian chose “i’m rejoicing” as his i’m phrase because, “I absolutely love my job, and I’m blessed to work alongside some of the most fun people in the world. One of my favorite parts of being a PT is rejoicing with my clients as they get healthier and return to the activities they love without pain.”

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

18000 Cove St., Suite 202
Spring Lake, MI 49456

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