Meet Our Director
Chris Mathew, PT, DPT
Chris Mathew was introduced to physical therapy after suffering from repeated ankle injuries while playing basketball growing up. His injuries cost him a significant amount of playing time in basketball and other high school sports, but when he finally decided to see a physical therapist, it allowed him to play at a much higher level. Chris was also impressed by the high level of focus and commitment that his physical therapists paid to his recovery, and he decided during these early experiences that physical therapy was the profession he wanted to pursue. This led Chris to attend Seton Hall University, where he earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees.
Chris joined Twin Boro Physical Therapy as a staff physical therapist in June 2021 and was promoted to the clinical director role in April 2022. Chris started his physical therapy journey with Twin Boro and is still happily treating his patients in his home base of Lincoln Park.
Chris treats a variety of patients of all ages and ability levels, but he specializes in sports injuries, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, temporomandibular disorders, and vestibular/balance training. He’s a strong believer in progressive loading and training his patients in functional patterns to improve their quality of life. He uses lots of strength training principles to load his patients up and help them reach their goals. Chris also ensures that each program he designs is individualized and specific for the patient, which he knows will help them reach their goals much faster.
Chris believes that the One2Four model works for him and his patients as a nice middle ground of communication within therapy. He feels it serves as a medium that allows the clinical mindset of a physical therapist and the mindset of a patient to communicate about function, progress, goals, and prognosis. It also helps patients visualize where they are, where they were, and most importantly, where they are going in terms of creating, achieving, and exceeding their own goals.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, and spend quality time with his family and friends. He recently picked up golf as well, but admits that he could use some lessons.
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