Matt Rogers

Matthew Rogers

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Matt grew up in Oregon City, OR and was valedictorian and captain of the football and track teams at Oregon City High School. He then attended the University of Oregon and graduated in 2006 with a BS in Human Physiology. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2009. He graduated from the APTA Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2011 and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. In 2013, he became a board certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He specializes in manual therapy, sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation, and the ASTYM™ system. He is passionate about injury prevention, community outreach, and working with a team of experts in providing quality care.

Matt is married to his high school sweetheart Amanda, has three daughters, and enjoys hiking, camping, and biking.

Memberships/Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
  • North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Orthopaedic Section of the APTA
  • APTA Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Oregon City Chamber of Commerce (Since 2012)
  • PT for Humanity
  • A Race for Grace (Founder)
  • North American Sports Medicine Institute (NASMI)
  • Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine – The Founders Clinic

Blog Posts written by Matthew Rogers

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!