MEET DR. MATTHEW GNIRKE
Dr. Matthew Gnirke is a board certified, fellowship trained physiatrist who focuses on interventional sports, spine, and regenerative medicine. His practice centers on the proper diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
He completed undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, where he graduated summa cum laude in biological sciences. He returned to his home state of New York for medical school at Upstate Medical University. During medical school he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
His love for Colorado began during residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado, where he was chief resident. He went on to complete advanced fellowship training in interventional sports, spine and regenerative medicine and is board-certified by the American Board of PM&R.
Dr. Gnirke utilizes precise musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy to localize and treat joint, tendon, ligament, and nerve disorders. He is fellowship trained in the use of regenerative medicine including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow-derived stem cells to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Specifically, Dr. Gnirke provides evidenced-based orthobiologic treatments for degenerative disc disease, arthritis, meniscus tears, several tendon related disorders including rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, and greater trochanteric pain syndrome among other disorders.
In addition to biologic treatments, Dr. Gnirke also performs conventional sports and spine procedures including electromyography, fluoroscopy guided epidural steroid injections, facet and SI joint injections and ablations as well as ultrasound-guided joint, tendon, and nerve injections.
In his free time, Dr. Gnirke likes to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer being an avid rockhound, hiker, cyclist, and skier. Dr Gnirke is also an experienced wingsuit skydiver and BASE jumper. He is a lifelong grappler having grown up wrestling and he continues to train and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Being an athlete himself, Dr. Matthew Gnirke personally understands how important a proper diagnosis and precise treatment is to maximize performance in sport and life.
Dr. Gnirke recently received The Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography certification
The Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography certification raises the standard of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging worldwide and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety. By earning the musculoskeletal ultrasound certification, physicians and advanced care providers gain a critical edge in promoting public safety in musculoskeletal ultrasound. These practitioners come from a variety of musculoskeletal ultrasound training background, but share a common goal of improving the practice of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.