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Meet Matthew Barnes


Matthew graduated in 2003 with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is thrilled to have joined the experienced group at BIMPT in 2011 where he has been able to expand his knowledge and pursue the continuing education needed to attain the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) under the APTA. He has also undergone specialized training under Kinetacore to become certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (Levels I and II). Prior to arriving at BIMPT, Matt worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, home health, acute rehab and outpatient, gaining valuable experience in neurologic, orthopaedic and rehabilitative medicine.

Matt has brought his enthusiasm and insight for running and running-related injuries to BIMPT. He is excited to have helped form and monitor the growth of the Running Rehabilitation and Gait Lab at the Reston Clinic. Along with treating a variety of running-related injuries, Matt offers a comprehensive 2 hour musculoskeletal assessment and video gait analysis for injury prevention and performance improvement. He is a Level 1 Certified Running Coach (RRCA) and is currently selected for the advanced Level 2 pilot group. Please see the specialties section of the website for more details.

Matt’s Physical Therapy interests also include slow to recover concussion rehabilitation, sports medicine and post surgical rehabilitation. He believes in an individualized approach for each patient that is geared toward that patient’s goals. He continues his focus on continuing education for advancement of manual skills, current concepts in running medicine, evidence based medicine and current concepts in rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Associations (APTA), Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA), Orthopaedic Section of the APTA, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

When not at the office, Matt enjoys spending his time with his wife and two daughters, competing in running and triathlon events, and barbershop singing.

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