Dr. Matt Schildknecht, PT, DPT
Clinic Director: Chester Springs, Downingtown
I graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Following eight years of sales and marketing experience, I returned to school and earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2006. Before joining Kinetic Physical Therapy, I worked for Mainline Health as a member of Paoli Hospital’s outpatient and inpatient orthopedic teams.
I was Kinetics first clinical hire in 2008 and worked as a Staff Physical Therapist in the Chester Springs office for 3 years. In 2011, I was promoted to the Chester Springs Clinic Director. I continue this position today, as well as the Clinic Director position of Kinetics Downingtown office. I take great pride in being one of the leaders of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Private Practice Section 2015 Private Practice of the Year. I am very passionate about building a strong clinical team, mentoring young professionals, and fostering a positive work environment. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), I am a strong advocate for my profession, and I work every day to demonstrate the value and cost-effectiveness of physical therapy to the public, local physicians, and other healthcare providers.
I continue to treat patients, and my special interests include evidence-based treatment of athletic injuries, particularly of the shoulder and elbow, as well as chronic and acute low back and neck pain. I was the recipient of the 2006 Drexel University Musculoskeletal Award (top orthopedic student), as well as the Research and Scholarship Award for my study of scapular kinematics.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Carrie, and 3 children, my daughters Sydney and Samantha, and my son Leo. I also coach youth basketball and soccer. I am a true sports FAN-atic and passionately follow the New York Jets, New York Yankees, Syracuse Orange, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Matt has been with Kinetic Physical Therapy since April of 2008, and he is the Clinic Director of both the Chester Springs and Downingtown offices. His professional memberships include the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. Matt also serves as a clinical mentor to new graduate employees as they begin their professional careers with Kinetic. He can be contacted at our Chester Springs Clinic at (610) 458-6464 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also follow Matt on Twitter at @mattsDPT.