Mikaela Harless PT, DPT, AT, ATC
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health Specialist
Mikaela graduated from Hope College with her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and later received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Grand Valley State University. Mikaela has experience as an athletic trainer working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, including Hope College athletes and Grand Rapids Ballet Company dancers. She continues to enjoy treating athletes of all ages and abilities now as a physical therapist. While pursuing her Physical Therapy degree, Mikaela discovered a passion for women’s pelvic health and has taken continuing education courses through Herman and Wallace to grow in this area of practice. Mikaela specializes in treating conditions related to bowel/bladder dysfunction (incontinence, urgency, increased frequency, constipation), pelvic/vulvar pain, prolapse, and pregnancy/postpartum conditions. She particularly loves it when her two passions align – treating pelvic dysfunction in order to return to high-level activity.
In her spare time, Mikaela enjoys spending time with her husband and two young kiddos, enjoying the outdoors, in any season! She also enjoys boating, biking, a good cup of coffee, and sitting around a bonfire with friends. Mikaela is an active member of her church, The Local Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
Mikaela chose “’i’m educating” as her i’m statement because she is a firm believer that knowledge is power. Especially regarding pelvic health, there are a lot of common misconceptions and false information that can be a barrier to success. It is important to Mikaela that each of her patients know the “why” behind their treatment plan so that they may gain independence in their health journey.
You can reach Mikaela at firstname.lastname@example.org.