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Matthew Somma, PT, MTC, CSCS

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Matt Somma, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His clinical interests include surgical and non-surgical treatment of patients with spinal dysfunction. Matthew is also interested in biomechanical analysis of the overhead athlete, rehabilitation of the shoulder, and rehabilitation of low back dysfunction. He has been with OA since 2010 and is the senior physical therapy manager.

My goal is to empower individuals to independently manage and solve their pain and return to their prior level of function. Education on how to make the appropriate change is just as important as any corrective exercise or manual therapy technique I am able to provide to my patients.”

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed physical therapist
  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist
  • Manual therapy certification

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Education & Training

  • University of New England, BSc in medical biology, Biddeford, ME
  • University of New England, DPT, Portland, ME
  • University of St. Augustine, manual therapy certification, St. Augustine, FL

Other

  • President, Maine Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (2016)
  • Board of Directors, Brunswick Downtown Association (2014)
  • Team physical therapist, Bowdoin College (2012-2014)
  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist, San Diego Padres (2006)

Continuing Education Units

  • Maine Chapter APTA Fall Conference, Tepper, 2016
  • Polar Bear Sports Medicine Conference, presenter, 2016
  • Maine Chapter APTA Spring Conference, presenter, 2016
  • Certification – Manual Therapy Review, University of St Augustine, 2016
  • Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Thibideau MD, Wahlig MD, Marquis PT, 2015
  • Polar Bear Sports Medicine Conference, 2015
  • Northern New England Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, presenter, 2015
  • Outpatient Therapy CPT Coding, Billing and Documentation for Rehabilitation Reimbursement Gawenda, 2015
  • E2 – Extremity Integration, University of St Augustine, 2015
  • S3 – Advanced Examination and Treatment of the Cranio-Facial, Cervical Spine, and Thoracic Spine, University of St. Augustine, 2014
  • E1 – Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation, University of St Augustine, 2014
  • Polar Bear Sports Medicine Conference – Hockey Sports Medicine, presenter, 2014
  • Spinal Instability – Whole Spine Stabilization, University of St. Augustine, 2014
  • MF1 – Myofascial Manipulation, University of St. Augustine, 2014
  • Lower Quarter Functional Assessment, EXOS formerly Athletes Performance, 2014
  • S2 – Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Pelvic, Lumbar, and Thoracic Spine Including Thrust, University of St. Augustine, 2013
  • Polar Bear Conference – Therapeutic Exercise, presenter, 2013
  • Maine State Clinic – NSCA Maine Symposium Exercise and Sport Performance, 2013
  • Cressey Performance Elite Baseball Mentorship (phase I), Eric Cressey, 2013
  • Fall Cressey Performance Seminar, 2012
  • S4 - Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, University of St. Augustine, 2012
  • Building the Ultimate Back, Stuart McGill, PhD, 2012
  • Maine State Clinic – NSCA Maine Symposium Exercise and Sport Performance, 2012
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes – Level 1, 2012
  • Polar Bear Conference – Optimizing Athletic Performance, presenter, 2012
  • Selected Functional Movement Assessment – Advanced SFMA Course, Plisky, 2012
  • National Pitching Association Coaches Certification Course, Tom House, 2012
  • Graston Technique M1, Arnolt & Shakar, 2012
  • S1 – Introduction to Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation, University of St. Augustine, 2011
  • SFMA – Selected Functional Movement Assessment: An Integrated Model to Address Regional Interdependence – Level 1, Steve Smith, 2011
  • Maine State Clinic – NSCA Maine Symposium: Exercise and Sport Performance, 2011
  • Y Balance Test Home Study Course, Phil Plisky, 2011
  • Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries, Brian Heidersheit, 2011
  • Functional Movement Systems – Function Movement Screening and Corrective Exercises Workshop, Lee Burton, 2011
  • Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder, George Davies, 2010
  • Postural Respiration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics, James Anderson, 2010
  • When the Feet Hit the Ground…Everything Changes Level 1, 2010
  • Mulligan Concept – Lower Quadrant Mobilizations with Movement, Donald Reordan, 2010
  • Maine State Clinic -NSCA Maine Symposium: Exercise and Sport Performance, 2010
  • Myokinematic Restoration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics, Michael Cantrell, 2010
  • The Diagnosis & Treatment of the Upper & Lower Quadants, Kevin Wilk and Brian Mulligan, 2009
  • The Norwegian Approach to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, Martin Langaas, 2009
  • Maine State Clinic – NSCA Maine Symposium: Exercise and Sport Performance, 2009
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Team Concept Conference, 2008
  • Entry-Level Extremity and Spinal Manipulation: An Evidence Based Approach, Ken Simons, 2008
  • Evaluation & Spinal Mobilization: The Norwegian Approach, Larry Risigo, 2008
  • Maine State Clinic – NSCA Maine Symposium: Exercise and Sport Performance, 2008

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