Dr. Danny Matta is a coach, physical therapist, educator and founder of Athletes’ Potential. He is considered a world renowned leader in the fields of rehab, sports medicine, tactical athlete consulting and human performance optimization. Danny is able to use his experience as a physical therapist and a strength coach to improve all aspects of human performance.
Danny is currently the founder of Athletes’ Potential, a physical therapy and performance optimization practice in Atlanta, Ga. He is also one of only eight instructors in the world for the MobilityWOD group, founded by Dr. Kelly Starrett.
Danny received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has advanced training in joint mobilization, joint manipulation, soft tissue release techniques and Performance Dry Needling.
Danny spent seven years active duty in the U.S Army as a physical therapist. He 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. Danny served with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from 2010 to 2013. During this time he was the only direct access Physical Therapist responsible for management of injuries and injury prevention for a brigade of 4000 soldiers.
Danny has been an instructor in a variety of different settings. From local consulting with CrossFit gyms/athletes to international teaching as an instructor for MobilityWOD. He most recently took over as the Director of MobilityWOD Tactical and is a direct consultant to numerous tactical organizations such as FBI SWAT, U.S. Army and Combined Arms Group.