MATT LEMKE, DPT

DESERT RIDGE BACKFIT | DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Growing up, Dr. Matt Lemke played competitive basketball and his high school team even won a state championship. Over the years of training, he had many injuries. He got involved in a Physical Therapy program for himself in order to speed up his ability to get back onto the court. While pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Dr. Matt continued his passion for basketball by coaching for AZ Prestige and Firestorm Basketball with the Amatuer Athletic Union (AAU) teams.

After receiving his Associate’s Degree, Dr. Matt attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for his Bachelor Degree in Physiology with a minor in Psychology. In 2016, he began working as an exercise therapist full time for Backfit before continuing his education at Franklin Pierce University. Dr. Matt is now board-certified and licensed with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Dr. Matt continuously strives to give high quality guidance, knowledge, and assistance to his patients so that they can get back to doing the things they love most.

In addition to his Doctorate’s degree, he has earned certifications in cupping and LSVT (Parkinson’s disease treatment program). Dr. Matt is knowledgeable and has clinical experience in treating various musculoskeletal, neurological, and vestibular (inner ear that controls balance) disorders. Becoming a Physical Therapist has incorporated both his desire to help others and his fascination with human anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Matt was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. He has always had a passion for sports and helping others. Of six boys, he is the second oldest. In his spare time, Dr. Matt enjoys watching and playing sports, working out, and traveling to new places.

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Absolutely love this place! My husband and I have been going here for a while, and every time they remember us. We never have to re-explain anything. From the front desk to the medical team and chiropractors, they genuinely care. I’ve been having issues with my back and knee for as long as I can remember, and they helped make me feel better then I ever have. It's hard to find businesses that are run like BackFit. They have what is best for you at heart. Thanks for making my husband and I feel better then we’ve felt in years!

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I would highly recommend BackFit. The staff and doctors are wonderful and my treatment has been very successful. My migraine headaches and sciatic nerve pain are completely gone. I have significantly less lower back pain and much more range of motion despite the fact that the disc in my back was very damaged. I can now go about my daily living without health issues getting in the way.

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Great adjustments. Friendly staff too. Good therapists for exercising and stretching before I get adjusted. Been going for 4 years, totally love coming to get adjusted. Not scary at all. I had severe lower back pain and spasms. When I go for a routine adjustment it keeps from back pain occurring and my back spasming.

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Going to BackFit was one of the best decisions I've made. I couldn't get out of bed because of severe back pain. I called BackFit and they were able to see me that day. They took x-rays in office. Loved that I didn't have to go anywhere else. Went back a couple days later to go over x-ray results with the chiropractor and started working on a solution, also with their in-house physician assistant and physical therapist. Not only have they been able to relieve the pain in my back but they have worked on other kinks in my body. Oh, and they also helped me lose weight. What more can I say, the people are amazing and the results are amazing! If anything in your body hurts, go to BackFit!

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I recommend this place to everyone! Highly attentive professionals that are not only motivational and work very well as a team, but most importantly make you feel like family. I always look forward to my visits.

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The team here is so friendly and helpful! They helped me rehab my whiplash and back pain! I am so grateful for the people that took the time to listen to me and that gave me the attention I needed.

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I look forward and enjoy every visit in my road to back recovery. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. I will no longer be looking for another chiropractor office to meet my back needs. I also like the fact they provide other health needs.

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I was a little weary at first, but man even in the first two weeks they are really making a difference in my health! I felt the difference just after my first visit! I am committed to coming back and staying consistently. I actually recommend!

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