Matt Mills joined the Stanford athletic training staff after completing his graduate assistantship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Chapel Hill, Matt was responsible for coverage of the Men’s Soccer program as well as the Club Sports Program. A native of Sudbury, MA, Matt completed his undergraduate work at Quinnipiac University, where he was initially exposed to the Stanford sports medicine program while working with the football team. Matt was drawn back to Stanford primarily due to it’s standard of medical excellence and commitment to cutting edge technology and research.
At Stanford, Matt’s primary clinical responsibilities are with the Men’s Gymnastics program and the Women’s Rowing programs (open-weight and lightweight). He has a strong belief in the efficacy of manual therapy as part of the rehabilitation process. He is also responsible for the information technology of the Sports Medicine program, and is always looking for ways to improve clinical efficiency and quality using emerging technology. Matt also works as part of the concussion task force, looking to improve evidence based outcomes and treatment methods for those suffering concussions.
In the fall of 2015, Matt was appointed Director of the Advanced Athletic Training Fellowship, and works to mentor and guide the fellows through their time on the Farm. He also has research interest in lower extremity biomechanics and head injury detection and treatment.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MA in Exercise and Sports Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training 2013
- Quinnipiac University, BS in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 2011
BOC CERTIFICATION: May 2011
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA-1) 2016
- Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) 2014
- Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) 2011
- NATA Member in Good Standing
CLINICAL SPECIALTIES/AREAS OF FOCUS/TRAINING:
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Part A: Lumbar Spine course 2016
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Levels A+B) 2016
- Postural Restoration Institute (Postural Respiration) 2015
- Mulligan Concept 2014
- Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Imbalances: The Janda Approach 2013
- Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization 2012
- “Effect of Restricted Hip Flexors on Gluteal Activation During an Overhead Squat in Female Soccer Players” NATA Convention, Indianapolis, IN 2014
- “Knee Pain in a Male Division I College Football Player” SSEATA Convention, Atlanta, GA 2011
- Mills, Matthew et al. “Effect of Restricted Hip Flexor Muscle Length on Hip Extensor Muscle Activity and Lower Extremity Biomechanics in College‐Aged Female Soccer Players.”International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 10.7 (2015): 946–954
- Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Injury Mechanics
- Head Injury Diagnosis and Treatment