Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist
Education: BS in Kinesiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Certification: Astym®, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Member: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
Focus/Emphasis: Manual therapy – spine, shoulder, knee, and ankle rehabs; sports therapy – baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball; vestibular therapy – decreased balance, dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo
Interests: Any sport, run, biking, hiking and anything else outdoors. I am very involved at my church.
Personal Quote: “‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’ —John F. Kennedy. This statement has always stood out to me as a therapist, because therapy is not simply about restoring a patient to a better quality of movement. It is about restoring the basis for which a better quality of life is built.”
Resources by Matthew Gordon
"So many people are finding they are getting weak from disuse." On the ESPN radio show, "The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper," Doctor of Physical Therapy, Matthew Gordon, talks with Lon about the approaching cold season and urges people to find reasons to be...
"Mettler fixed me in just four trips." On the ESPN radio show, "The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper," Lon gives a powerful testimonial as he pleads with listeners to not live in pain but to do something about it. "Go to Mettler because they get it done!" Listen...
“Won’t that be less healthy for the players though? Playing 2 seasons in one year?” As college football in the Big Ten has been postponed this fall, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Matthew Gordon goes through some listener submitted questions with Lon Tay and Derek Piper...