Dr. Matt

Physical Therapist / Personal Trainer
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Dr. Matt

Physical Therapist / Personal Trainer

Biography

Background:

I have over 20 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Sports Performance. As a physical therapist, I have used my expertise in a variety of settings to help people restore, optimize, and enhance their performance. I have worked extensively with a variety of youth, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes from every major sport.

I grew up playing all sports, but I excelled at soccer and baseball. I have a special place in my heart for the game of Soccer. I have USSF (United States Soccer Federation) C License and love teaching the game to all age levels and watching athletes learn how hard work pays off. In 90 minute soccer game, a player will have the ball for 3 minutes, It’s what you do in the other 87 minutes that determines whether you are a good player or not. A true champion will give their best and push themselves even when no one is watching.

I received my B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. I then continued on with my passion for human movement sciences and was awarded my Doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine where I also earned a manual therapy certification (MTC). I am also a Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS) and use my love for strength and conditioning to apply to all of mya. I also have extensive training in movement assessment (FMS, SFMA), Kinesiotaping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM/Graston Technique), Cupping, Dry Needling, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Certified and many other athletic recovery techniques.

Philosophy:

I focus on finding the ATHLETE INSIDE all of my clients. Unlocking the Potential of the Human Weapon. Movement is the Medicine and We need to Move Well and Move Often!

Certifications:

  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MTC – Manual Therapy Certified
  • C-PS – Champion Performance Specialist
  • USSF C License – United States Soccer Federation “C” Coaching License
  • FMS – Functional Movement Screen
  • SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • Kinesiotaping Certified
  • FDN – Functional Dry Needling
  • Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Certified
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified