Matthew O'Connor


Staff Physical Therapist
Matthew O'Connor, PT, DPT
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Clinical Interests
Runners, swimmers, pain science and pain education, low back and neck pain, research and statistics
Mr. O’Connor graduated from Boston University in 2018 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy. During his last year of PT 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 orthopaedic 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 worked as a lab instructor for first year IHP doctorate of physical therapy students during residency. Matt enjoys working with and treating runners in the clinic, with a heavy focus on gait mechanics and gait retraining. He also enjoys functional movement retraining specific to low back and neck pain.

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.