we're i'move

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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Gina Houtteman


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Gina is proud to be a Hope College Flying Dutchman and a GVSU Laker for a Lifetime. Gina earned her bachelor’s degree from Hope College and her Master’s in Physical Therapy from GVSU. She is certified in LSVT Big for Parkinson’s. Twenty years of practicing physical therapy has taught Gina much about the human spirit, how small changes make a large difference, how a little motivation leads to a lot of dedication and how recovering from an injury can have elements of fun. Gina has worked with many different clients, from the very young two week old to the mature non traditional athlete. Gina is currently studying the role physical therapists play in the science of Lifestyle Medicine; how the lifestyle decisions we make every day effect our ability to prevent and treat chronic conditions. In her spare time, Gina enjoys playing outside in the water and on the sand, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and taking walks with her family. On the back of her business card it reads, “i’m coaching.” She explains, “I’m coaching clients through their current challenge as well as what’s next. Clients use what they have learned to be successful during the next challenge they encounter.”

Marty 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.


541 East Slocum,
Whitehall, MI 49461


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