Matt Hanks, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Position with NIPT:
Physical Therapist

NIPT Clinic Location:
Post Falls

Matt was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he achieved his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. During school, he held internships with the San Diego Chargers, and following graduation, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers for a Seasonal Position as an Athletic Trainer. After receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he worked at Mayo Clinic Health Sciences as an outpatient Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. After marrying Leigh Ann in 2010, they moved West to North Idaho to follow their pursuits of skiing, hunting, and all activities the Northwest has to offer. He has been involved with the medical coverage of the Gretzky Hockey school since its inception in 2014. Matt and Leigh Ann recently welcomed their first child, Hannah, who will share the house with bird dogs Bailey and Haddie.

Personal Interests:

  • Downhill Skiing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Pheasant Hunting
  • Big Game Hunting
  • Camping
  • Spending Time with Family


  • B.S. Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2004)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2008)


  • 2003 Anna Beth Culver Endowment Scholarship for Health, Physical Education
    and Athletic Training
  • 2004 Jerry Rhea Sports Medicine Scholarship- Atlanta Falcons Youth
  • 2004 Charles “Ben” and Marion Ford Scholarship
  • 2007 Polek Scholarship Recipient, Physical Therapy Department, University
    of Wisconsin- La Crosse


  • American Physical Therapy Association

Specialty Interests:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement and Post-Operative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Athletic injury Prevention