In Motion OC - November/December 2019


November/December 2019

MEET DR. MATT ROSSMAN Getting to Know the PT’s of In Motion O.C.

17332 Von Karman Ave. Suite 120 Irvine, CA 92614

Since both my parents were physical therapists, I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise I became a physical therapist myself. I was raised around that field of work and became familiar with the environment from an early age. It certainly inspired my interest in science and sports, and it got me started on my career path, which combines a knowledge of medicine with exercise. And here I am today, loving what I do. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is getting people back to the activities they love. Maybe a 50-year-old woman will come into In Motion O.C. complaining about the shoulder pain that keeps her from the fitness class she loves so much. I get to be the one who makes sure she can get to her fitness class again, or a marathon runner’s knee heals in time for his race, or a basketball player’s ankle heals so he can get back on the court. I was a collegiate athlete myself (I played baseball), so I really enjoy working with athletes and returning them to their sports stronger than ever. But no two patients’ cases will ever be exactly the same, and I love a challenge. I also love challenging my patients to reach their full potential in the healing process. One complaint I’ve heard about some other PT clinics in the area is the prescribed exercises are too low level, and they don’t help the healing process. That’s not something you’ll find if you’re my patient. I really want to help your body heal, and the best way to do that won’t always be comfortable. But I promise you, it will always be rewarding. Every time my patients see progress, they want to keep going.

In Motion O.C. is not the first clinic I’ve worked for in my career as a physical therapist, but it’s certainly my favorite. There are several reasons why. I am part of a great staff of young, hardworking physical therapists who are always striving for greater knowledge and putting the patient first. Everything is clean and organized, and everyone, whatever their level or role, communicates well with one another. We never lose sight of our mission to put the patient first and get them back to the activities they love. “We never lose sight of our mission to put the patient first and get them back to the activities they love.” When I’m not at the clinic, I love being outside or at the gym. You might catch me riding beach cruisers along the coast, going for a run near the ocean, or doing some strength training at the gym. While I don’t play on an organized team anymore, I still love watching and keeping up with professional baseball. My wife, Tricia, and I just got married back in April, and we have a 7-month-old dachshund puppy named Tucker.



– Matt Rossman


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