Matt Rogers

Matthew Rogers, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen Certification
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification

Matt grew up in Oregon City and was valedictorian and captain of the football and track teams at Oregon City High School (OCHS). After having a few knee surgeries in high school, Matt was unable to play college football but continued with weightlifting and fell in love with running which led to completing the Portland Marathon in 2005. He attended the University of Oregon and graduated in 2006 with a BS in Human Physiology and a minor in Religious Studies. While there, he worked as a student athletic trainer for intramural sports and varsity volleyball and softball and was the athletic trainer at Thurston High School. After graduation, Matt married his high school sweetheart, Amanda.

Shortly after, they moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Matt received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2009, graduating with honors. While there, Matt was the president of the Sports Physical Therapy Association and contributed to research on fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease. As a student PT on clinical rotation at Therapeutic Associates – North Portland (PACE), Matt learned under David McHenry who is the lead therapist and strength coach for the Nike Oregon Project.

Upon graduating, Matt joined up with Shawn Dailey at Therapeutic Associates – Lake Oswego and was part of an elite team of PT’s that specialized in manual therapy, advanced athletic performance and holistic patient care. He was also the team PT for Lakeridge HS track & field and strength & conditioning coach for the Lake Oswego High School lacrosse team. In 2011, Matt graduated from an APTA Orthopaedic Residency Program and became a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

In 2012, Matt branched off to return to his hometown to open Therapeutic Associates Oregon City Physical Therapy, teaming up with fellow Oregon City native, Ryan Wells. In 2013, Matt became a board-certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to be able to better help athletes return to sport and train appropriately. Together, they have built a multi-disciplinary “hub” for the community with a focus on physical therapy, sports performance training and brought in other providers including massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, personal training, and athletic training.

Matt is trained in the NAIOMT program for manual therapy and is also Astym™ certified. He is certified in SFMA, and FMS which have been great tools to help screen patients and various sports teams for movement dysfunction. Throughout his career, Matt has worked with athletes of all level including those competing in the Olympics, MLB, NFL, UFC and Division 1 athletes in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Matt is the team PT at OCHS and provides sideline support during football games. He is also the club PT for Arrowhead Golf Club and specializes in golf swing movement analysis. He is a consultant for Baseball NW and 503 Baseball for movement and pitching analysis. Matt also has a special interest in working post-amputation patients including veterans and first responders.

He is passionate about community outreach and is the Chair of the PT For Humanity Committee, an arm of Therapeutic Associates aimed at global and local community service. Matt is also part of the men’s ministry team at his church, Grace Chapel, in Wilsonville. He spends his free time with his wife and three daughters and enjoys golf, running, weightlifting, hiking and camping in the great Northwest.

Memberships/Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
  • North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Oregon City High School, team Physical Therapist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) / Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
  • Oregon City Chamber of Commerce (Since 2012)
  • PT for Humanity Committee (Therapeutic Associates), Chair
  • Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine – The Founders Clinic
  • Thrive Yoga & Wellness, anatomy teacher in Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • Arrowhead Golf Club
  • 503 Baseball
  • Baseball NW

Blog Posts written by Matthew Rogers

Spring Time Running
Stretches to Prevent Low Back Pain for Runners

Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem for runners and is often a reason people leave the sport all together. While numerous contributing factors can lead to LBP, flexibility is a major issue for runners. It is important to stretch short muscles that affect running efficiency and can add abnormal stress through the low back.

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Be Fit & Well

A “Fit and Well” attitude can help you live healthier and longer! This attitude is not good at just getting you through a night of improv, but could help you get through life healthier and longer! There is some cool research that has come out about the effects of having a positive attitude and the benefit for our health. In March, Jane Brody from the New York Times shared some great information in her article “A Positive Outlook May Be Good For Your Health” about recent research investigating positive attitude on health.

Back Pain Journey

I am one of many Physical Therapists who have had bouts of chronic back pain for years. I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t PT's supposed to be pain free because they know how to move and exercise?” That sounds great. But the reality is that PT's are one of the more common professions to have back pain. One major difference for PT's, though, is that we have one of the lowest rates for missing work when we are in pain. Why is that? We understand pain and respect it but we don’t fear it.

9 Off-Season Recovery & Preparation Strategies

1. Rest and have fun - a mental break from the grind is important to avoid burnout. 2. Give your body a chance to heal from in-season injuries. If you suffered an injury and put up with it so you could finish your season, take advantage of the time away from competition to let it heal. Pursue Physical Therapy.

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Juggling Academics and Athletics: Filling the Jar

Now that school is back in session, it is easy to get over-stressed with a busy schedule. An all-too-familiar story we hear at the clinic is about student athletes waking up early to get to school to lift weights, go to school all day, go to practice for 3 hours after school and then try to cram in dinner, chores, friends/family time and homework before bed. I’m getting tired just writing about that schedule!