Like many providers on the Orthology team, Matthew Burns discovered his passion for caregiving after suffering athletic injuries himself. He discovered the profound effect that physical therapy has on an athlete’s recovery, and how it can create a path to life-long health.
And he also discovered that the label of “athlete” is not limited to people that play sports. In fact, he likes to quote the great track & field coach Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike: “If you have a body, you are an athlete.”
Before earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University, Matthew graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. During his time at UConn, he was also a 4-year member of the Division I Men’s Varsity Tennis team. His top-level experience as a collegiate athlete helped ignite his passion for the field of physical therapy.
In his practice, Matthew develops a specific plan of care for each individual, with a clear understanding that every injury is unique. With a strong emphasis on manual therapy, he employs corrective exercises for a well-rounded treatment approach.
Working with a wide variety of patients, treating a range of orthopedic concerns and sports related injuries, Matthew utilizes the most effective, research-based techniques to help patients achieve their goals—to empower them to return to their lives and enjoy great health in the future.