Danny Matta is a coach, physical therapist, and educator. He is the founder of Athletes’ Potential, a physical therapy and human performance practice specializing in working with CrossFit and endurance athletes and based out of Atlanta, Georgia.? Danny received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University in 2010. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and is a leader in the field of performance dry needling for athletes.
Danny is currently a captain in the United States Army and has been on active duty since 2007. He has had the distinct privilege of working with a range of soldiers - from amputees learning how to walk again to the highest-level special operations soldiers getting ready for deployments. He most recently served with 2nd Brigade 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Danny was the only direct-access physical therapist responsible for management of injuries, injury prevention, and human performance optimization for a brigade of 4,000 soldiers.
This past year, Danny was asked to team up with CrossFit 808 as their competition team physical therapist during the 2013 Regionals and Games. CrossFit 808 went on to win the 2013 Norcal Regionals and place 21st in the Games.
In his free time Danny enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, his son, Jack, and his daughter, Maggie. He also enjoys CrossFit, surfing, paddle boarding, pick-up basketball games, and going to Braves games.
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