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Matthew A. Hofkens, DO, RMSK

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certified Area of Focus in Non-Operative Orthopedics Area of Focus in Sports Medicine

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651-439-8807
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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hand & Wrist Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Spine & Neck Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Dr. Hofkens is a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician) whose training and experience allows him to provide expert care for a wide range or orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and sports medicine injuries.

He has had a busy medical practice in the Twin Cities for over 10 years and provides comprehensive, individualized and patient-centered care that reflects the ever-changing landscape of medical literature. He has had extensive experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound (10+ years) and has lectured and taught nationally regarding its use and applications to fellow providers and residents.

He sees his medical practice and care team as a community service to promote healthy and active lifestyles. As a former two sport collegiate athlete (St. Olaf College) he is excited to practice in the communities he calls home and looks forward to working with his patients to achieve their best self.

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Clinical Interest

Expertise in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, including Diagnostic Injections and Evaluations

Regenerative Medicine (Orthobiologics), including US guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, 10+ years of experience.

Sports Medicine, including Sports Related Concussion, Golf Medicine and Fitness (Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical Certification

Foot & Ankle Care

Fracture Care

Hand & Wrist Care

Hip Care

Knee Care

Adolescent Care

Shoulder & Elbow Care

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (Ultrasound) RMSK

Residency
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, University of Minnesota

Medical Degree
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)

Professional Affiliations

National Ski Patrol (Trollhaugen, Dresser, WI)
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
The Biologics Association
Titleist Performance Institute Medical Certification Level 2

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Achievements & Awards

TRIA Woodbury Most Valuable Provider- COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
Appreciation Hill Murray High School 2018
Chief Resident University of Minnesota, PM&R (2010)

Appointments

University of Minnesota PM&R Residency Program Faculty (2011-2020)
Annual TRIA Sports Medicine conference committee member (2014-2021)
Faculty, Midwest Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (2017 – 2020)
Appointed Committee Member, Minnesota State Department, Health and Human Services, TBI workgroup (2014 – 2016)

Sports Affiliations

National Ski Patrol, EMT (Present)

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White Bear Lake High School (2022 – Present)

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Hill-Murray Senior High School (2018 – 2020)
Spring Lake Park High School (2016 – 2018)
Highland Park High School (2014 – 2016)
Woodbury High School (2011 – 2014)
X Games Minneapolis (2018 – 2019)
USA figure Skating Championships (2016)
USA gymnastics VISA Championships (2014)
MSHSL State Football Tournament (2016 – 2018)
MSHSL State Basketball Tournament (2013 – 2014, 2018, 2020)
MSHSL State Baseball Tournament (2019)
MSHSL State Wrestling Tourney (2011 – 2013)
Twin Cities Marathon (2008 – 2010)

Staff

Annie V.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

August 16, 2022

Patricia K.

I was seen by Dr. Hofkens on an emergency basis due to swelling and inflammation of my right knee. He immediately sent me to the ER at a hospital for further testing and followed-up with the Orthopedic Surgeon on call. His interest, knowledge and concern for my care was instantly apparent. Dr. Hofkens’ “bedside manner” is outstanding! He explained everything in detail, so it was easily understood and during the ultrasound and aspiration procedures, he continually asked if I was in any pain or discomfort. He also followed through to make sure I had been contacted by the on-call staff. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need!

August 16, 2022

Patricia K.

Dr. Hofkens saw me on an emergency basis in early June 2022. I am so grateful for his care and concern to my needs. I had no idea how serious my situation was until after the emergency surgery. I’m now two months into my recovery and am totally mobile again, due to his diligence and knowledge. If needed in the future, I won’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Hofkens or TCO to others. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

August 9, 2022

Sean T.

My wife, Sean, and I were on our first bicycle ride in decades a few weeks ago when Sean’s bike slipped out from under her. She suffered a distal radial fracture. We were an hour from our Lakeville home, so we went to the TCO urgent care facility in Stillwater. There, we saw Dr. Matthew Hofkens and his staff. Dr. Hofkens quickly diagnosed the fracture, stabilized it, prescribed pain medication, and made a follow-up appointment for Sean with Dr. Stephen Olmsted at the TCO clinic in Burnsville. Dr. Olmsted scheduled Sean for surgery three days later. Less than a week following her injury, Sean had necessary corrective treatment and was on her way to recovery. The quality of medical treatment provided by both Dr. Hofkens and Dr. Olmsted was top notch. Both Docs have a great bedside manner. They are very professional in their approach; however, equally important is their sense of humor. Perhaps most remarkable is the fact that EVERY SINGLE PERSON with whom we interacted at the Stillwater and Burnsville clinics, as well as at the Surgery Center, demonstrated concern, compassion, and dedication to swiftly resolving Sean’s dilemma. Add to the list the lady who answered the phone when Sean needed a boost in pain medication and Dr. Hofkens’ follow-up text to Sean to check on her . . . all outstanding! Wait times were virtually zero. Timeline: Injury and emergency treatment on Saturday, appointment with Dr. Olmsted on Tuesday, surgery Friday, removable splint and home therapy instructions the following Thursday. Drs. Hofkens and Olmsted, and their entire staff, provided the finest medical care we’ve ever experienced in our long lives!

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