Stephanie Oakes earned her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2001. She has been practicing as a licensed Physical Therapist in West Michigan since 2001 and has worked in the field of Physical Rehabilitation since 1991. Her experiences include chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, general orthopedics, spine care, arthritis, and pediatrics.
She continues to advance her professional knowledge through continuing education in biomechanical treatment approaches, neuro –developmental techniques, manual therapy – mobilization with movement, Pilate's, sensory integration, kinesio taping technique, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, preventative care, and Functional Dry Needling. She use a variety of techniques specifically tailored to each patients goals and needs when treating many conditions such as: CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome), neck pain, back pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, TMJ, scoliosis and postural dysfunction, and joint dysfunction.
Currently Stephanie is involved in multiple roles within the physical therapy profession: Synergy Physical Therapy Group clinician, clinical instructor, and clinical coordinator of clinical education; Grand Valley State University Adjunct Professor, GVSU Pro-Bono Volunteer, guest speaker for professional development, and independent consultant for injury prevention in Ballet.
Stephanie continues to seek knowledge in holistic life approach addressing a new and exciting means of treatment for patients. This approach has also played a large role in her lifestyle raising her children.