PT, DPT, OCS
Matt is a 1987 graduate of Randolph-Macon College with a degree in Biology and a former R-MC soccer player. In 1990, he graduated from VCU’s School of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Virginia. In 2002, he received his Master's Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and in 2010 received his Doctorate degree also from the Medical College of Virginia.
In 1990, he began his physical therapy career at Tuckahoe Physical Therapy, a private practice in the west end, and from 1993-2000 was the director of Tuckahoe Physical Therapy in Ashland. In October of 2000 he opened Richmond Physical Therapy and then in February of 2005 he returned to Ashland opening Ashland Physical Therapy. In May of 2019 he sold his Richmond practice to one of his staff physical therapists who continues to run that clinic today, while Matt is now full time in Ashland.
He achieved Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1996. He has conducted research publishing two articles: "Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis - A Matched Case-Control Study" in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, May 2003 and "Impact of Demographic and Impairment - Related Variables on Disability Associated with Plantar Fasciitis" in Foot and Ankle International, May 2004. In November 2019 he became certified in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation.
Matt specializes in rehabilitation of all orthopedic and sports related injuries with a special interest in the upper and lower extremity biomechanics, post-operative rehabilitation, and orthotic fabrication. He has been clinical assistant professor at the MCV School of Physical Therapy and regularly takes on supervision of students in the clinic on an annual basis. He is the team physical therapist for Randolph-Macon College where he is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Associates. Matt annually provides internship opportunities for R-MC students and has seen a number of his students move on to become physical therapists.
Matt is married to Jennifer, a pediatric physical therapist, and together they have four grown children. Besides volunteer time at R-MC, he has made many trips to Haiti, assisting in developing, organizing, and teaching in a Haitian physical therapy clinic and while at home he enjoys his time with his family, and road cycling.
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