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👋Say Hello to Matt👋

Matt is our newest Certified Hand Therapist and works at our Leawood location!

Matt graduated from University of Missouri- Columbia in 2009 with a Master’s in Occupational therapy. He then went on to acquire his Certified Hand Therapy credential in 2016, becoming a specialist in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder rehab. Matt has extensive experience treating complicated shoulder patients, ranging from conservative care to complete reconstruction. Matt will tell you his favorite part of the job is the interaction with his patients and the balance between laughing and hard work to achieve a great outcome. He also enjoys collaboration with all care team professionals either with colleagues in the clinic or physicians who refer care. “No two patients are the same even if they have similar injuries, and therefore, we must find the best way for each to reach their highest potential in therapy”.

He is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, never missing a game and with a goal to attend an away game in each of our division rivals’ stadiums. In their free time, Matt and his family enjoy travel of all kinds, some international, though most often can be found at Table Rock Lake or Colorado. There is no better day than hiking, biking, or skiing in the mountains followed by at sit down at a local brewery, in his opinion.

If you see Matt around the Leawood clinic, make sure to say hello and welcome to the team!

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👴🏼 The Old Man Test 👴🏼

Priscilla passed the “old man” test! Can you??

This is a great way to challenge your balance, flexibility, stability and mobility all in one. Give this challenge a try and tag us!

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⚽️ World Cup Warm Up ⚽️

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team is in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 8 years! To celebrate, we’ve got a proper warm up for you! ⚽️

A crucial part of any training session or game is to have a proper warm up, a DYNAMIC WARM UP! A dynamic warm up is moving while you stretch and includes repetitive movements through a joint’s full range of motion. The goal is to increase blood flow, prepare the joints and muscles for movement, improve functional mobility in joints, reduce the risk of injury, and help improve overall performance.

Conducting a dynamic warm up will help jump-start the cardiovascular system to appropriate levels for performance. It also gets the brain working to concentrate on body motion and increased mental readiness for the game or training session. Here are a couple lower extremity mobility movements to try in your next dynamic warm up to help decrease stiffness and improve performance. Cheers!

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🔑 DNS for Runners 🔑

Today, Anna takes us through one of her favorite Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization movements for runners. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏽🏃🏾‍♂️

This movement builds stabilization through the foot and hips while also strengthening the soleus muscle, which is key for not only running, but standing posture as well. If it weren’t for the soleus muscle’s constant pull, your body would fall forward!

Give this one a try to improve your neuromuscular stability and let us know what you think. Questions? Leave them in the comments below 👇

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