Wanna-be dog whisperer and lifter of more weight than Craig
A native of Rochester, NY, Matt has been participating in athletics for as long as he can remember. As a football and lacrosse player, Matt took to the weight room to prepare himself for the up and coming seasons, often spending 5 to 6 days a week training. Going into his senior season of Lacrosse, Matt could feel his body falling apart, he was in constant pain throughout the season and for much of the next seven years. When he asked the doctors and trainers about it, they had very few answers and even less solutions. Desperate to get to the bottom of it, he started researching the problem that would take him down a long and arduous seven year path.
Along the way, Matt would graduate from the most renown Exercise Science program in the country and work several internships with strength coaches, physical therapists and PhD’s.
Using the process of “Trial and Error”, Matt experienced why modern approaches to therapy and exercise often fail in alleviating anything more than temporary results. Through this work, Matt has grown an appreciation for quality of movement and an understanding of how to attain it. He believes it is quality, not quantity that is the basis of good training. His vast experience in the field has given Matt an array of systematic tools that help clients achieve of their goals and stay injury free outside of the gym. He prides himself on being able to apply therapeutic and advanced movement principles into exercise routines to alleviate clients’ acute and chronic pain. Within his philosophy, you will find exercises that work with the natural systems of the body, teaching you how the spine moves and how and why your body has become “dysfunctional”. Matt’s drive stems from a desire to find solutions to people’s problems, often researching and getting to the bottom of everyday chronic issues that people deal with on a daily basis.
In his free time Matt likes to be outside, SCUBA diving, fishing, hiking and playing lacrosse in the summer while snowboarding in the winter. Since the start of his time with Rogue Strength and Performance, he has picked up an interest in the psychology of training as he applies it to help him down a new path of reaching his full physical potential.
Qualifications and Experience
+ Springfield College – Applied Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning
+ Athletic Republic – internship
+ University of Notre Dame -Strength and Conditioning Internship
+ PowerCore Athletics – Former head trainer of Baltimore orioles Jay Shiner (internship)
+ Central Mass PT – Mike Roberts, Jackie Shakar
+ Western Knights Strength Coach – coaches kids and adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifidia and other degenerative disorders
+ Comprehensive PT – shadow and study Postural Restoration techniques under Michal Niedzielski
+ Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning – worked for current Red Sox S&C coach Mike Boyle as well as his staff