Matt grew up in Oregon City and was valedictorian and captain of the football and track teams at OCHS. He then attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a BS in Human Physiology. After graduation, Matt married his high school sweetheart, Amanda, and moved to Omaha, NE where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University, graduating with honors. In 2009, Matt joined Therapeutic Associates (TAI) as a staff PT in Lake Oswego and finished an APTA Residency Program becoming a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. In 2012, Matt opened TAI Oregon City Physical Therapy, teaming up with fellow OC native, Ryan Wells, CSCS.
In 2013, Matt became a board-certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist to be able to better help athletes return to sport and train appropriately. Matt is trained in the NAIOMT program for manual therapy and is also Astym™ certified. He uses both the SFMA and FMS programs for movement assessment. Matt is also certified in the Barbell Rehab Method (BRM), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Medical 2 provider, and the Smart Cuffs Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training programs. He enjoys teaching DPT students as a certified Clinical Instructor and teaching other PTs within TAI as a Level 2 Certified Mentor.
Throughout his career, Matt has worked with athletes of all levels including those competing in the Olympics, MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC and Division 1 athletes in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. In 2017, Matt developed an Arm Care program for baseball and softball athletes focused on injury prevention of the upper extremity.
He is passionate about community outreach and is the Chair of the PT For Humanity Committee, an arm of TAI aimed at global and local community service. Matt also serves in various ministry roles at his church, Grace Chapel, in Wilsonville. He spends his free time with his wife and three daughters and likes to coach his daughter’s sports teams, golf, run, lift weights, hike the great Northwest and travel the world for new adventures.
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Barbell Rehab Method (BRM)
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical 2
TAI Level II Certified Mentor