Matt Jensen is an empathetic professional dedicated to bringing relief to patients through the broad range of safe and minimally-invasive pain management options currently available in the field.
Jensen understands the challenges that injuries and chronic pain can cause more than some would know. Growing up in Oakland he played basketball and baseball as a teen and sustained a number of injuries, including a broken ankle and stress fractures in his lower back, he was on the patient side of the health care relationship. This eventually underwent successful surgery on his ankle. “I got introduced to the field of medicine, orthopedic surgery and pain management during that time and have so much respect for the practice and its practitioners, because I saw that you can get injured but then recover and be back to full functionality under the supervision of skilled doctors and physical therapists.”
Since graduating from The College of New Jersey in 2018 with a degree in Health and Exercise Science and the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, Long Island in May with an MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Jensen is using his positive past experience as a patient to inform his approach to his own patients. “I had a great experience and got excellent care,” he said. “Similarly, I want to put my patients first and provide the best care possible.”
In his role as a PA at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics, is important but when he’s not caring for patients, Jensen remains an avid sportsman. “I enjoy playing basketball with my friends and working out, and I’m also getting married this fall, so I spend a lot of time with my fiancée,” he said.