Top Contributor March 2023 | Matt Huey

Matt recently joined the Physiopedia volunteer content team, and is already making an impact! His unwavering enthusiasm and contributions to Physiopedia, particularly the McKenzie Method pages, are awesome. Matt’s passion is evident in his willingness to go above and beyond to get involved with various projects, including assisting with course content, as part of the Plus rotation. He is also helping spread the word about online rehabilitation resources to the global community, especially in Texas. Read more about Matt on his profile page! Thanks for all you do Matt!

 Your name: Matt Huey

Time active with Physiopedia:  Just under one year, since April 2022.

Current role with Physiopedia:  I help out as a volunteer with the Content Team, editing Physiopedia pages.

Where did you go to university/college? California State University Northridge in the US.

Where do you work? Premise Health in the US.

Describe your role: I am a clinician, so I get to treat people all day.

What is the most rewarding part of being a physiotherapist? That look on someone’s face when they feel the relief of pain, or move in a way they never thought they could again.

What are some of the more challenging aspects about being a physiotherapist?  The fear that people have about even coming to talk to me. People think that I’m just going to put them through all this work that is going to hurt them. Also, people not understanding the biology of the body. They fall for “quick fixes” they hear about because they can look better than the truth.

What are some of your professional passions? I love educating other professionals about what we do, and also getting to talk to them. It’s always great to have a back-and-forth with someone and walk away with new ideas or knowledge.

What are a few of your personal passions? Physical challenges like obstacle course racing or weight lifting. Just seeing what I can get my body to do.             

What would be your advice to a newly graduating physiotherapist? Don’t be afraid to take on something new even just for the experience. You may gain something that will benefit you later. Also, ask questions!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Leading lectures at larger conferences for other professionals and being a source of education to the public about their health.

What are the best things about being a Physiopedia volunteer? Being a source to help people around the world. Knowing that my work with Physiopedia can touch people worldwide is amazing.

How has being a Physiopedia volunteer helped your professional development/career progression? It has pushed me to stay more on the leading edge of research and to keep listening to my peers.

What are your hopes and aspirations for Physiopedia? I would love for Physiopedia to be the leading source for all rehabilitation professionals worldwide. That people can come to the site to gain insight on a topic and walk away able to help others.

 What is your favourite Physioplus course?  I have really been loving Nick Rainey’s courses on the spine. He is talking about very relevant and current issues.