Doug Essenberg, PT, Cert. MDT
Doug is a Michigan native who graduated with a B.A. from Aquinas College. While working in marketing for a rehabilitation company specializing in transitional living for people with brain injuries, Doug found his calling. Intrigued with the way the human body functioned, he decided to change careers. In 2000, Doug graduated with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. Since then, he has been working in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting, specializing in manual therapy. A desire to provide high-quality, individualized treatment and rehabilitation led Doug and his business partner, Adam Beadenkopf, to formulate a plan for a more fully-integrated form of physical therapy care—the type of care you receive at Kentwood Physical Therapy.
Doug enjoys the benefits of an active lifestyle: He loves backpacking, canoeing, camping, running, golfing, and playing hockey. Married to Michelle, they are proud parents of two daughters, Ellie and Cecelia.
Adam Beadenkopf, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Adam grew up in Niles, Michigan, earning 9 varsity letters in football, wrestling, and baseball at Edwardsburg High School. While competing in sports, he received physical therapy for several sports injuries. Adam's interest in medicine and desire to help athletes return to their sport as soon as possible led him to pursue a degree in physical therapy. He graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University with his Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Adam has been working in the Grand Rapids area since 2000, specializing in manual therapy, chronic pain, running and sports injuries. He believes strongly in the benefits of physical therapy and finds it tremendously rewarding to help his patients achieve good health. Adam enjoys spending time with his family, camping, canoeing, biking, and playing outside.
Jamie Corrie, PT, OCS, CKTP
Jamie grew up in Richmond, Michigan, a small town on the east side of the state. At the young age of 14, she had already set her sights on a career in physical therapy. After graduating valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to graduate with honors from Central Michigan University, finishing her Bachelor's of Science in 2001 and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy in 2004. She has been working in the Grand Rapids area since then, specializing in manual therapy. She joined the Kentwood Physical Therapy team in 2007. Since then, she has attended several continuing education courses to further her manual therapy skills as well as develop some others. She became board-certified as an Orthopedic Specialist in 2010 and a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) in 2014. Currently, she is working toward her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, which she aims to finish in 2015.
Aside from her life as a physical therapist, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, whether camping, relaxing, reading, or running, and was recently able to cross "run a marathon" off of her bucket list.
Nathan Dykema, DPT
Nathan is from nearby Zeeland, Michigan, where his athletic background included baseball and soccer at Zeeland High School. He continued his academic pursuits at Grand Valley State University where he participated in club soccer and various intramural sports. For his final semester, he spent five months in Queensland, Australia, studying Cardiorespiratory Health & Rehab, Sports Performance & Nutrition, and Health Promotion. These experiences, as well as his own back injury and successful rehabilitation, helped foster his interest in healthy living and ultimately helping others achieve their health goals. Graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011, Nathan found a home at Kentwood Physical Therapy, where his interest in manual therapy could be supported and developed. He is currently being trained in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT), more commonly known as the McKenzie Method, and is currently completing the coursework necessary to become an MDT-certified practitioner. In addition, Nathan has completed coursework in Vestibular Rehabilitation for the evaluation and treatment of various vestibular diagnoses such as labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Nathan has a keen passion for helping people of all ages to live active and fulfilling lives and to appreciate the benefits that come from taking control of one's health.
Nathan enjoys surfing, soccer, flag football, dodgeball, and snowboarding trips to Colorado. He also took up running during graduate school and has since completed four 1/2 marathons, 10 and 5Ks, as well as a 10-mile obstacle course. He has practiced yoga for the last couple years, and, in addition to healthy eating, considers listening to music, playing the drums, traveling, and reading to be essentials to his health and well-being.