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
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...
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...
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...