Dr. Matt Cloutier, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-L1SP
I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. I continued my education by earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005 from East Carolina University. In 2014, I completed my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals.
While traveling and working as a physical therapist, I was exposed to many different facilities geared toward training and rehabbing athletes. I gained experience working in various states including North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. Spending time in Clearwater, FL allowed me to volunteer at the Bollettieri Sports Medicine Clinic at IMG Academies located in Bradenton, FL. I was able to spend many hours there treating and learning from the sports physical therapists. Spending time there helped me develop a passion to further develop my skills and deepen my passion for sports and orthopedic rehabilitation.
I bring a strong orthopedic and sports knowledge as well as a Functional Exercise approach to my treatment philosophies. I hold the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP) from USA Weightlifting, Corrective Exercise Specialist certification (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist certification (PES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
In 2012, I earned a Sportsmetrics Certification. Sportsmetrics is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to help young athletes avoid non-contact ACL injuries and improve performance. Since taking the course, I have been able to identify athletes and help them correct their jumping and landing techniques to help reduce their risk of injury.
In 2013, I became the Director of Sports Performance at Kinetic Physical Therapy. I use sports science and objective data to properly train and monitor our athletes to minimize overtraining and enhance performance. This program aims to compliment the many programs of the Adolescent Sports Medicine Program. I have a strong passion for treating most sports, but soccer, tennis, football, field hockey and lacrosse are a few of the sports that I enjoy treating the most. Understanding the fundamentals of running and how to increase speed as well as strength has helped me in not only treating athletes, but training them as well.
In high school, I played soccer and tennis and continued on to play Division I collegiate tennis while at the University of Delaware. When I am not working or training, I love to spend time with my wife Brittany, and three children, Addison, Tyler and Grayson. I continue to stay active by playing soccer, tennis, weight training, and running, and watching my favorite sports teams especially FC Barcelona.
If you would like to make an appointment with Matt, please call our Chester Springs location at (610) 458-6464, or email him at email@example.com.