Matthew Anderson DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Anderson Physiotherapy

406 Williams Street (Inside Crossfit OptIMize), Columbia, SC, 29201, United States

Academic Backround

  • University of Arkansas: BSE in Exercise Physiology
  • Elon University: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Evidence in Motion: Orthopedic Residency Graduate
  • Evidence in Motion: Orthopedic Manual Fellowship Graduate

Specialties & Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Level II Certified Dry Needling, Kinetacore
  • Level II Certified SFMA, Functional Movement Systems
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
  • Crossfit Certificates: Level I, Movement and Mobility, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Football
  • Certified Underground Strength Coach

Athletic & Training Background

I played a variety of sports in high school, including football, soccer, basketball, track and field and triathlon. In college I played a variety of intramural sports, including soccer, ultimate frisbee, tennis, racquetball, basketball, and flag football. I started doing Crossfit in 2009, and participated in a few competitions, and coached some classes. My current training is more focused on athleticism, with influence from Power Athlete HQ, Zach Even-Esh, Travis Mash, and Louie Simmons.

Current Role Working with Athletes

I currently work full-time with veterans and military reservists at a Veteran's Hospital. I also work with athletes at Crossfit OptIMize (formerly Crossfit Iron Mary's).

Professional Philosophy

I strive to provide individualized treatment to help each patient achieve their goals. I provide manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization and dry needling to reduce pain and improve motion. A key component of treatment is to temporarily avoid the painful or dysfunctional movement patterns, while loading and stressing non-painful/dysfunctional patterns. I will almost never tell a patient that they cannot continue the activity that they want to perform. The frequency, load and intensity might just have to be modified. Movement patterns, such as, the squat, deadlift and carry, should be performed in some capacity by all humans. I want to help people to live optimally, and I enjoy working with people who have big athletic or life goals. I would like to change the landscape of physical therapy/ medicine, to be not reactive, but proactive. I want to help people recover from injuries, achieve fitness, reduce the risk of injury/ illness, so they can be strong for their families and community.

"Be strong to be useful" Georges Hebert

...And Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. Luke 2:52

Currently available by appointment on weekdays after 5:00, and on Saturday mornings.