Dr. Matthew Fothergill, PT, DPT is the founder of The Health Collaborator, a mobile private practice physical therapy, care partner education, and holistic wellness clinic.
He began his career in sport performance coaching, group fitness instructing, athletic skill development. From there he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a concentration in Vestibular Rehab from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Having had his own intimate experience with chronic inner ear issues after his brother "accidentally" stuck a candy cane in his ear when they were toddlers, and after a handful of traumatic brain injuries (concussions) sustained while playing football and hockey, he decided to pursue a passion for rehab related to all his personal experiences.
He has found incredible success and joy in working as a private practice owner and consultant, because he can practice for the client, not the insurance companies or large corporations. For that, he feels fortunate and is thankful.
"I have been a client of Matt's for over 5 yrs. I was living with chronic back pain and had tried just about everything short of surgery. Training with Matt has truly changed my life! His approach to training is unlike anything I have tried before. I continue to be impressed by his wealth of knowledge. What I love about Matt is how he educates me on why we are doing each exercise, what it's purpose is and what muscle/joints it is working! It is fascinating! Matt is professional, caring and 100% committed to the overall health and wellness of his clients. I have been training with Matt virtually for months now and can honestly say that I receive the same care and attention to detail as when we trained in person."