Matthew Ibrahim is a strength and conditioning coach, sports performance massage therapist, and a physical therapy rehabilitation coach at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness in Medford, MA. He also is a proud member of the Clinical Athlete network team as a sports medicine provider for athletes, helping to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Sciences in 2013, and went on to become a Liscensed Massage Therapist through the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016.
Since 2009, Matthew has spent countless hours working in a variety of strength and conditioning, sports performance, and outpatient physical therapy settings. This experience was highlighted during his strength and conditioning internship at the world-renowned Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning facility in Woburn, MA and also throughout his physical therapy outpatient rehabilitation internship at Bay State Physical Therapy in Arlington, MA. In addition to the general fitness population, Matthew has worked with a host of clients ranging from high performance professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, and NBA, to competitive powerlifters and collegiate athletes in NCAA Division I, II, and III sports.
This real-world experience opened his eyes for the need to bridge the ever-growing gap between rehabilitation and performance, and in 2014 he founded Movement Resilience to do just that. The mission of Movement Resilience is to help people build resilient movement and resilient strength so they can continue doing what they love more: move.
He is a frequent guest lecturer, speaker, and workshop presenter on human movement and performance, totaling more than 25 professional speaking engagements to date. He has written for a variety of influential platforms in the fitness and rehabilitation communities, including Clinical Athlete, Juggernaut Training Systems, ReebokONE, Sports Rehab Expert, STACK, and The PTDC, among others.
Through working with athletes, clients and patients, Matthew focuses on a movement-based approach. He holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and USA Weightlifting (USAW). Some of the methodoloiges and principles Matthew is formally trained in include FMS, SFMA, PRI, and StrongFirst.
In his free time, Matthew focuses on powerlifting, kettlebell training, reading, writing, and spending time with his family. Recently, he competed at the 2016 RPS Vermont and NH State Championships in the open class as a raw powerlifter with numbers of a 360 squat, 280 bench press, and 435 deadlift for a 1,075 total.