Matthew Schmitz

Physical Therapist, MSPT, OCS, Cert MDT, CIDN

MSPT – Master of Science in Physical Therapy
OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Cert MDT – Certified McKenzie Method
CIDN – Certified Integrative Dry Needling

Matt is a licensed physical therapist and the center manager at our Lowell location. He has extensive experience as a physical therapist, graduating from Grand Valley State University in 1998 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. He thoroughly enjoys the profession finding that physical therapists are not merely “body mechanics.” Each encounter with a patient puts us face to face with a child of God and thus treatment is not only directed at the body but the person’s spirit and soul.

Matt has practiced in a variety of settings throughout his career. He also served as an adjunct professor in Grand Valley’s Physical Therapy program for 10 years. His niche, however, is in outpatient physical therapy. Matt specifically uses Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (aka McKenzie) as the basis for his treatments. He attained certification in this approach in 2008 and has been using it successfully for treating and empowering patients with spine and extremity conditions. Matt uses Integrative Dry Needling and manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques to assist, augment, or stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Matt works with patients of all ages and activity levels. He has a particular passion for patients with spine-related pain, runners, and cyclists.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys being with his wife and seven children, serving in ministry, road and gravel cycling, hunting, backpacking, mountaineering, and hiking.



Masters of Science in Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 1998


Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie)

Certified 2008

Functional Dry Needling Practitioner

Certified Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN)

Certified Running Gait Analyst

Level 1


(OCS) Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Amputee Rehabilitation

Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Certified Mckenzie Method

Chronic Pain

Concussion Management

Dry Needling

Headache Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

Industrial Medicine

Sports Medicine


Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Video Gait Analysis



1335 W. Main St. Suite B,
Lowell, MI 49331

P: 616-888-3184
F: 616-888-3190

The staff shows genuine care for their patients, they’re all personable without exception, they answer all questions thoroughly, and stay on top of how I’m doing. Most importantly, I’m feeling better than I have in years with reduced pain, increased comfort, and flexibility. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for physical therapy in the future.

Bill T.

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