Matthew Marino is the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Performance at Prime Performance. Matt started out in the fitness industry as a personal trainer in 2001. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Masters in Physical Therapy 2006, and has experience treating patients in orthopedic, industrial, neurological, and long-term acute care settings. Matt has completed decades of post graduate training and holds numerous advanced certifications. Matt is passionate about helping people heal, improve overall health, and perform at the highest possible level.
As a Physical Therapist, applied sport scientist, performance coach, and professional ergonomist Matt combines rehabilitation, science, coaching, and injury prevention to deliver a unique spectrum of services. He helps clients understand how all of the body’s systems work in tandem. He uses cutting edge technology to test and analyze key health and performance indicators. Movement, cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic function are all considered together with the demands of sports, work and life. Matt digs deep into both physical and physiological capacities, helping patients and clients set their baseline, determine their profiles, track changes over time, identify unique areas of dysfunction, inefficiency, or weakness, and perform targeted treatment or training. By targeting the highest priority limitations and attacking their root causes, patients and clients recover and return to sports or work quickly, prevent future injuries, and optimize health and performance.
Because breathing limitations and respiratory dysfunction seriously hamper the health and performance of many patients and clients, Matt has made breathing evaluation, breathwork, and respiratory performance training an area of focus in his clinical practice. The integration of breathing practices within comprehensive treatment, strength, and conditioning programs has been a game changer.
Matt grew up as an athlete playing numerous team and individual sports including baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, golf, cross country, track and field, and more. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue Team. In his free time he can be found seeking adventure outdoors, climbing, running, hiking, biking, paddling, skateboarding, snowboarding, camping, and enjoying life with his beautiful wife, two awesome kids, and phenomenal friends.