James Matson, PT, DPT

James Matson , PT, DPT, MS, CSCS

[Physical Therapist]
[Doctor of Physical Therapy]
[Master of Science]
[Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist]

James became interested in pursing a career in physical therapy after having to have a rotator cuff repair at age 15 following a sports injury. He experienced the benefits of physical therapy first hand during his rehabilitation process from that surgery. James also went through physical therapy after being in a few severe motor vehicle accidents.

In 2012, James earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a pre-physical therapy focus and a minor in chemistry from Western Washington University (WWU). He went on to earn his Masters in Science in 2014 also from WWU. Having grown up in Washington and loving the access to the outdoors and good coffee, James decided to stay in the area to pursue further education, earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018 from the University of Washington. Upon graduating, James knew he wanted to continue developing his clinical skills, which lead him to pursue an orthopedic manual therapy residency/fellowship through the Ola Grimsby Institute. In 2018, he joined the team at MTI Physical Therapy in Fremont.

James has a passion for helping others from all walks of life to optimize health and performance so that they can enjoy their daily activities and desired athletic endeavors. He strives to empower his patients through intelligent rehabilitation that focuses on education, manual therapy and exercise.

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Washington, WA (2018)
  • Master of Science in Human Movement Performance, Western Washington University, WA, (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Western Washington University, WA (2012)

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MS – Master of Science
  • CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • WA chapter Member
    • Orthopaedic Section Member
    • Sports Section Member
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)