Athletic Assessment for Optimal Performance
This class takes you through an assessment of the athlete ranging from the cellular level to movement patterns. He discusses the difference between normal and optimal levels when it comes to blood test results for athletes. We examine what suboptimal results in tests like Serum Ferritin, Vitamin D, Thyroid, or Cortisol can do to athletic performance. Then he progresses to movement assessment, demonstrating how to recognize suboptimal patterns and identify the muscles that need to be addressed to help your patients move optimally.
Steve Matta, D.O., M.B.A., is a board-certified sports medicine physician. He received a dual, D.O., M.B.A., degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and subsequently completed his Family Medicine Residency training from Valley Baptist Family Medicine in Harlingen, Texas. He went on to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine through the Atlantic Health System in Montclair, NJ where he was the team physician for Division 1 New Jersey Institute of Technology along with several other high schools in the Montclair area.
Dr. Matta has spent time in Antigua, Guatemala where he was the team physician for the professional soccer team of Antigua for the 2010 season. In addition, he has served several medical teams including the Marine Corps Marathon located in Washington, D.C., the TriRock Philadephia Triathlon, as well as the Constellation Senior Players Championship.
After receiving acupuncture for the treatment of his personal injuries as a runner, Dr. Matta had an “eye-opening” experience which motivated him to pursue additional training including Prolotherapy and movement-based therapies, such as the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, The Titleist Performance Institute Certification, and Neurokinetic Therapy.
Dr. Matta has a particular interest in Nutrition, Corrective Exercise, and Performance. He enjoys running, biking, golfing, and spending time with his wife and two children.