Matthew’s interest in becoming a doctor started at the age of 15. Suffering a major leg injury, he had his first real experience with physicians. He was impressed with the physician’s knowledge and bedside manner, as he attended to his injury. He carried this experience with him through his high school and undergraduate years; helping him maintain focus on his own future medical career. While in undergraduate school, he learned about osteopathic medicine and fell in love with the concept of the body’s innate ability to heal itself and the complete body approach to an individual’s health.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Southern Utah, he and his wife moved to Missouri where Dr. Irvin attended Andrew Taylor Still University. There he became fascinated with body mechanics and musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr. Irvin has spent the past 5 years undergoing specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He has specific training in Joint and Spine Injections, Nerve Ablation, PRP or regenerative medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Dr. Irvin and his family are excited to be a part of this community while he works to serve the people of Thurston County and the Pacific Northwest. His goal is to treat his patients with a non surgical approach. With the goal of his patients having the quality of life they desire, and that he can be a piece of their journey back to total body health.
When Dr. Irvin is not at the office he is spending time with his family. You are likely to find them on a hike, at a movie theater, or maybe even a little league game!