Matthew Schmitz

Physical Therapist, MSPT, OCS, Cert MDT

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

Matt is 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 working with runners and triathletes helping them to compete injury free and improve their efficiency.

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

Education

Masters of Science in Physical Therapy

Grand Valley State University 1998

Certifications

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie)

Certified 2008

Functional Dry Needling Practitioner

Specialties

(OCS) Orthopedic Clinical Specialtist

Amputee Rehabilitation

Balance Training and Fall Prevention

Certified Mckenzie Method

Chronic Pain

Dry Needling

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Video Gait Analysis

Locations

Lowell

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

Phone: 616-888-3184
Fax: 616-888-3190

I did not know what to expect before my first visit here. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I looked forward to every visit. HJPT has such a positive and encouraging attitude which made each visit a blessing.

Sue

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