Staff

Please take the opportunity to check out who works at PediaFlex. 

His patients refer to him as Mr. Matt. He is the founder and owner of PediaFlex Therapy Center, LLC, a pediatric private practice that was established in 2004.  Mr. Matt has devoted his working career to children with special health care needs and their family’s concerns.  He is a licensed physical therapist and has maintained a passion and vision of top quality care that is second-to-none.   

Matthew Luginbuhl, PT
matt.l@pediaflex.com
   

Matt is the Owner and Founder of PediaFlex Therapy Center, LLC, caring for pediatric and adolescent patients in need of physical therapy, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and orthotics/prosthetics.  Matt continues to practice in the heart of Connecticut, in a small private office in Wethersfield. Matt is licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Matt's specific therapeutic interests include neuro-motor impairments in children as it relates to motor development. 

He has extensive experience in the care of kids with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, amputations, hemophilia, torticollis, developmental delays, pain, muscular dystrophy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, CHARGE, dyspraxia, club foot, heart disease, cancer, Down syndrome, gross motor delays, seizure disorders, obesity, scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and various pre and post surgical needs. 

Matt graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health Studies, Physical Therapy Program in 1996, where he received NDT training with supportive clinical education experience through affiliation at Newington Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

He was a Fellow of the UConn Related Services Collaboration Project, 1995, which is an in-depth training of the historical and current practice trends of pediatrics as it relates to the laws and models of practice in the integration of related services in Birth-to-Three and school-based practice.

His past employment in pediatrics includes extensive work experience at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in various multi-disciplinary clinics, such as spina bifada, cerebral palsy, limb deficiency (amputation), hemophilia, tone management, and adaptive equipment.  He provided care for in-patient and sub acute rehabilitation programs. Matt participated in the Child Development Center’s multi-disciplinary team, completing over 75 independent educational school-based evaluations. 

He served as an adjunct instructor of physical therapy at the University of Hartford for the training of doctoral level graduate students in the diagnosis and intervention of the pediatric patient; and is an out-patient pediatric clinical instructor of level III graduate students in physical therapy.

He was a consulting physical therapist to an outreach project for Hartford Public Schools Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program at Equistrides Therapeutic riding center in Granby, CT.

Matt was a co-investigator with the Center for Motion Analysis research project analyzing gait patterns in children with cerebral palsy and the effects of electrical stimulation (NMES). 

He served as the New England Representative and the Regional Executive Committee Member for the National Hemophilia Association Physical Therapy Working Group. 

Mr. Matt was a recipient of the UConn School of Allied Health Studies Award for Excellence and Innovation in Clinical Education, and the UHA Physical Therapy Program Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award.