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Erica VanTuyl, PT, DPT

Erica VanTuyl, PT, DPT is currently seeing patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland Rehabilitation in Niles. Erica earned her Doctor Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2016. She is currently taking coursework through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to complete her pelvic rehabilitation certification. When she is not working with patients, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

“The topic of urinary incontinence or pelvic pain can be uncomfortable for people to talk about, let alone seek treatment for. I take pride in providing a safe space for them to discuss their obstacles and develop a plan to address their impairments. Helping my patients become more self-aware of their body’s potential and improve their quality of life is the greatest part of my job.”

Vicki Yarbo

Vicki Yarbro, PT, DPT, currently works with men and women's pelvic health at Spectrum Health Lakeland Rehabilitation in Niles. Vicki earned her Masters of Science of Physical Therapy from Andrews University, then later her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Michigan. She received her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2012. When not in the clinic, Vicki enjoys mentoring children and going on long walks with her dogs. 

“I've had family members with pelvic health problems, so I am glad to be a part of a team to help people with these very personal issues.”

St. Joseph

Ikari Thais

Thais Ikari, PT, MSPT is currently seeing patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland Rehabilitation in St. Joseph. She is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Michigan. Following her graduation in 2002, she earned her Master’s degree in 2009 and specializations in orthopedics and bladder and pelvic health. Her passion for the bladder and pelvic health field came from her family—both her father and sister are urologists. She previously owned a private physical therapy clinic in Brazil. In 2017 her husband received a professional invitation to relocate to the United States and they moved to Michigan with their two sons.

“I’ve always loved what I do! The most rewarding part of my job is empowering my patients by showing them they are capable of enhancing their lives for the better with simple changes and exercises.”


Amy Underwood

Amy Underwood, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at Spectrum Health Lakeland Rehabilitation in Coloma. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2005 and set off across the Atlantic ocean to work in the United States. After several cross-country moves, she finally settled down in Southwest Michigan with her husband and young daughter. She is trained in pediatric pelvic health and incontinence and is excited to bring this much needed specialty to the community.

“Incontinence is a huge source of stress and anxiety for children and adults, and it can be hard to know where to look for help. Treating incontinence has been shown to greatly improve self-esteem and confidence. I am passionate about supporting individuals through the lifespan so they can get the help they need to regain their independence."

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