Rebecca Matteson has been welcomed into the Industry Board of the American Health Council, in recognition of her 15 years of service to the healthcare sector, and awarded as “Best in Patient Care” for physical therapy. This is awarded to the top 100 physical therapists in each state.
Ms. Matteson is an acclaimed physical therapist who specializes in providing excellent therapeutic care to improve the mobility and function of patients. Her professionalism and honed skills have enabled her to establish a prestigious high profile therapist role whilst also positioning her as a key physical therapy mentor.
Her journey into the field began at a young age when she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as a cheerleader. This physical therapy expert was fortunate to receive excellent care from her own physical therapist, allowing her to recover fully and avoid surgery. The injury and her subsequent recovery inspired Ms. Matteson to pursue the occupation herself, believing that this would be a great career fit.
In addition to her passion for the profession, Ms. Matteson has consistently demonstrated her educational excellence by earning both a BS in Psychology from and an MPT in Physical Therapy from Carroll University (formerly Carroll College). She obtained her Bachelors of Science in 2002 and then went on to achieve her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2003, highlighting her consistent dedication to self-progression, learning, and development.
For more than 12 years, Ms. Matteson has worked as a physical therapist at Total Rehab P.C in their Zion, Illinois location, helping patients regain ease of movement. Total Rehab P.C provides physical therapy and rehabilitation treatments at several locations throughout the entire Chicagoland area. Total Rehab P.C. specializes in several key areas, offering treatments for sports injuries, post-surgical treatment, work related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents for a wide variety of ages of patients.
Ms. Matteson delivers a range of treatments, focused on myofascial release and manual therapy, and incorporates postural assessment and treatment, gait assessment, therapeutic exercises, and modalities such as kinesiotape, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis. Ms. Matteson is dedicated to providing the best service possible, offering highly qualified and compassionate care to all patients in order to aid recovery.
On a day-to-day basis Ms. Matteson treats mostly geriatric and orthopedic patients, supervises several physical therapy aides, and mentors pre-healthcare students. She has presented case studies to physical therapy student programs, demonstrating her dedication to educating others. Furthermore, Ms. Matteson is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified Sole Supports Orthotic practitioner.
For future education experiences, Ms. Matteson plans to continue to build her knowledge and expertise in myofascial release. She plans to pursue either a PhD in Kinesiology or Biomechanics or a Doctorate in Sports Science.
Ms. Matteson attributes much of this professional success to her parents who actively encouraged her pursuit of educational enhancement, providing unwavering support to her and her siblings as they obtained degrees and worked hard.
When not busy working, she is a proud wife of David and mother of Kirsten and Samuel. They enjoy spending time together and travelling and she enjoys crafting.
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Physical Therapist at Total Rehab P.C.
- Total Rehab, P.C. provides Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation treatments at several locations throughout the entire Chicagoland area.
- Whether it’s a sports injury, on the job accident or treatment after surgery, Total Rehab, P.C. has a staff of compassionate and qualified therapists to help with your recovery.
- It is their mission at Total Rehab, P.C. to provide their patients with the highest quality of skilled physical therapy services with a distinctively personal touch.