Meet the Therapist: Steve Bartz, PT
Steve founded Hudsonville Physical Therapy in 1994 and has been practicing physical therapy for 33 years, after graduating from Grand Valley State University. We asked him a few questions so you can get to know him better!
1. What is your favorite diagnosis to treat, and why?
I like treating complex patients with low back or neck problems, because we can often achieve dramatic improvements in a short period of time with physical therapy.
2. What is the McKenzie approach you sometimes use?
The McKenzie approach aims to diagnose people based on their movement preferences and symptoms. It’s a disciplined approach to try to identify types of tissue dysfunctions that would affect someone’s pain and limit his or her function. It’s becoming more widely used in rehabilitation because it is effective and efficient.
3. What is your vision for Hudsonville Physical Therapy?
My vision is for our clinic to provide the top quality, most personalized care to each individual we see. I want Hudsonville Physical Therapy to be a warm and friendly environment, especially with the changes in healthcare delivery that we see. Care is becoming more institutionalized, formalized, and less personalized. I want Hudsonville PT to be the best in the world at delivering highly effective, individualized, and caring physical therapy.
4. What are some of your hobbies or favorite activities to do outside of work?
My favorite hobby is spending time with my family, including my two new twin grandchildren. Outside of work you can find me hiking, biking, hunting, and backpacking – and running, although I’m not sure I actually like it!
Steve Bartz, PT