Matt Thomason is a native of South Carolina, where he graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s in financial management and the Medical University of South Carolina with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He practiced physical therapy in White Plains, N.Y., while his wife completed her education as a physical therapist. While there, he was introduced to the Institute of Physical Art and its philosophy of Functional Manual Therapy. Eventually, Matt and his wife moved to South Carolina so he could train under Tim Crunk, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CFMT, FAAOMPT, as a part of the IPA Orthopaedic Functional Manual Therapy Residency program.
Later, Matt became a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art, passing the required examination with distinction. Matt and his wife moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., so he could complete a Fellowship of Functional Manual Therapy under the direction of Gregory Johnson, PT, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, and Brent Yamashita PT, FFMT, FAAOMPT. Afterward, Matt was recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists.
Currently, Matt is pursuing additional advanced certification with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. In addition to practicing physical therapy, Matt travels the country to teach continuing education with Comprehensive Manual Therapy Seminars and the Institute of Physical Art. He lives in Chico with his wife and two sons.