Matt Mailloux, DPT, PT, OCS received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania native then continued on to Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Matt, an avid basketball player, was driven to become a physical therapist after suffering a leg injury in high school. As a physical therapist, he continues to find inspiration through his patient’s success. He will not forget working with a patient who had suffered from an acetabular labral repair. He was inspired by her strong motivation and hard work during rehab, which now has her back on the coaching and refereeing field. Matt says, “I see this profession as an avenue to impact people’s lives in a positive way and to help restore quality of life.”
The best piece of advice given to him was “If you don’t believe in what you are doing, why should anyone else?”
“I believe in patient-centered care that utilizes research based treatment plans and techniques to address dysfunction and impairments that cause pain and difficulty in people’s daily lives.” He enjoys working with all types of patients and in particular, patients with shoulder, foot and ankle, hip and lower back issues.
When he is outside of the clinic, his time is spent with his wife and two girls at home.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of your healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of your condition and create a plan to start you on the road to wellness. Our team will communicate with your physician of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for your continued treatment. We will also work with your insurance carrier to make sure services are covered by your plan.