Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT, OCS

Matthew Gordon

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), Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)

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.”


“It was amazing how much better I felt after each session.”


“This was my first experience with any therapy and I am pleased with the results.”


“I love the Mettler Center atmosphere. Matthew is so knowledgeable and wants to see patients improve their quality of life.”


“I’ve had great experiences with several physical therapists at Mettler Center.   Years ago Paul fixed my TMJ issues, and I haven’t had problems since.  More recently Matt Gordon has helped me improve chronic lower back pain and weakness.  He did an excellent job of pinpointing weaknesses, educating me on proper mechanics, and providing me with exercises to improve faulty mechanics.  He is very knowledgeable and great to work with overall.  My core is much stronger and I am able to get back to running and projects I enjoy.”

Dan Defend

Resources by Matthew Gordon

Physical Therapy Check Ups and Your Best Self

Physical Therapy Check Ups and Your Best Self

Physical Therapy Check-Ups?   Just like you see your medical doctor each year for an annual check-up; you can do the same with a physical therapist. Your physical therapists can give you insight on how your body moves. How to preserve your strengths? How to...

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LOVE to Move: Staff Picks Rehab Exercises

LOVE to Move: Staff Picks Rehab Exercises

What can movement do for you? As a physical therapy clinic in Champaign, Illinois, we love to move! Movement can do so much for you! It can help you to relieve and prevent pain, feel energized, and so much more! The staff at Mettler Center have chosen their favorite...

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Shoulder Pain with Dr. Matthew Gordon

Shoulder Pain with Dr. Matthew Gordon

Listen to Dr. Matthew Gordon discuss shoulder pain, arthritis, how you can get started!WDWS Saturday Morning segment with Scott Beatty and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Matthew Gordon. "More activity typically is going to lead to pain in the thing you're starting to use...

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