Matt Smorenburg, Physiotherapist

Matt pursued his Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University, graduating in 2019. Prior to Physiotherapy school, Matt graduated from Carleton University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. He then completed his Master’s of Science in Neuroscience at Queen’s University in 2017, researching how eye movements can be used as a potential biomarker to diagnose and assess neurological disorders. He was awarded the prestigious Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research.

Following physiotherapy school, he underwent post-graduate training in advanced functional dry needling, pain neuroscience education, advanced manual therapy, concussion, and vestibular rehabilitation techniques. Matt also completed his Titleist Professional Institute (TPI) training to assess/treat golfers’ physical abilities, with the goal of improving swing mechanics and reducing pain while on the course.

Matt has a special interest in treating a wide variety of clients, ranging from elite athletes to individuals suffering from debilitating chronic pain. He has experience treating clients with balance/vertigo issues, concussions, cervicogenic headaches, and migraines, both acute and chronic.

Passionate about accelerating his clients’ recovery from injury, Matt values compassion, always striving to understand his client’s values and individualizing their rehabilitation to suit their functional needs. He aims to implement evidence-informed practice, staying up to date on effective treatment strategies and approaches.

When not at work, Matt loves lifting weights, fishing, archery, golfing, and spending time with his golden retrievers, Thor and Freya.