Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Post-surgical rehabilitation, rehabilitation after orthopedic traumas, pain science and pain education, concussion rehabilitation, long-haul COVID rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, running, swimming
Mr. O’Connor graduated from Boston University in 2018 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy. During his last year of graduate school he wrote a case series describing the use of gait retraining in long distance runners to treat chronic knee pain. After finishing his graduate education, he transitioned directly into the MGH Institute of Health Professions clinical residency in orthopedic physical therapy, during which he worked at the Spaulding Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Framingham while taking continuing education courses through the MGH IHP. He also works as a lab instructor for the MGH IHP physical therapy program, teaching content in orthopedic rehabilitation to first year DPT students. Matt enjoys working with and treating runners in the clinic, with a heavy focus on running mechanics and gait retraining.
When not working in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, baking, cooking, weight lifting, and time spent hiking in the White Mountains.
Read "Emerson’s COVID Care Team Can Help in Your Coronavirus Recovery
" about Matt's experience working as a patient care technician during the COVID-19 pandemic and how that translated to a new role at the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies.