Mathew Paluck, DO



Back and Neck Pain 
Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
Joint or Muscle Pain
Sports Injuries
Workplace Injuries
Motor Vehicle Injuries

“My primary focus is returning function and improving quality of life for my patients.”


Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
Fellowship: Sports & Interventional Spine Medicine; Ahwatukee Sports & Spine, Phoenix, AZ
Residency: University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ
Undergraduate Education: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Professional Affiliations: Member American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Member North American Spine Society, Member American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Member International Spine Intervention Society


Dr. Mathew Paluck is a fellowship trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist) that specializes in non-surgical management of musculoskeletal and spine injuries. He is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine. After earning his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed a three year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He then completed an additional year in fellowship training, focusing on expertise in interventional techniques for the treatment of musculoskeletal and spine related pain and injury. In addition to his comprehensive medical training, he earned degrees in both bioengineering and exercise physiology from Arizona State University. His unique background benefits his patients by going beyond the traditional evaluations of the musculoskeletal system to create individualized treatment programs that address the underlying cause of pain, not just the symptoms.

Dr. Paluck enjoys a patient-oriented approach to care. He uses state-of-the-art diagnostics, including electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections, advanced imaging, and laboratory testing to diagnose the cause of a patient’s pain. He focuses on a team-based approach to care, joining The Center’s multidisciplinary team of expert physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons to provide comprehensive treatment solutions. Dr. Paluck enjoys skiing, hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors in Central Oregon with his wife.

“Dr. Paluck was extremely thorough. He answered all my questions and concerns. He listened! A lot of doctors don’t do that. I felt confident in his abilities after my consultation with him.”  

“Dr. Paluck is a rare doctor. He listens, explains everything, and just overall a good experience. His nurse was also a professional, kind associate. A very good experience.”

“The service at The Center is outstanding! Dr. Paluck is awesome as always. He answered all of my questions and made sure I understood what has happened and what will happen. The Center is so full of friendly people who really care and want to help people.”

“Dr.Paluck is very good and thorough–explains things really well. I like him very much. He did an injection and has provided me a whole lot of relief.”

  • Paluck M, Hager N, Gellhorn A. Ultrasound evaluation of trigger finger at the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome resulting from a deep soft tissue leiomyoma. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2014.
  • Saadat S, Marsh G, Paluck M, Alyafi F. Chronic back pain with an epidural soft tissue mass. Presented to American College of Physicians, Arizona Chapter Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, September 2010.
  • Paluck M, Fonsena A, Peticolas R, Ganley K, Herman R. Intensive rehabilitation may lead to functional recovery in chronic spinal cord injury. Presented to Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2005.
  • Overview of electrodiagnostic medicine, presented to the University of Washington medical school chronic care clerkship, March 2014.
  • Overview of electrodiagnostic medicine and clinical applications in the evaluation of tarsal tunnel syndrome, presented to the Legacy Health System podiatry residency program, March 2014.