Matt Kearns Recognized by Business First 30 Under 30

Matt Kearns Recognized by Business First 30 Under 30


August 8, 2013



Contact:  Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations

                (716) 839-8472



            Daemen College Clinical Instructor of Physical Therapy Matt Kearns has been recognized by Business First “30 Under 30.” The listing honors 30 of Western New York’s young leaders under the age of 30, who are proven performers in their industry and community.


            Kearns’ responsibilities at Daemen include teaching Graduate Gross Anatomy to physical therapy, physician assistant, and athletic training students. Additionally, Kearns teaches physical therapy Graduate Neuroanatomy and physician assistant Orthopedic Physical Diagnosis. He is also an adviser to physician assistant students.  


           Kearns has traveled to the Dominican Republic as a faculty member with Students Without Borders on their medical mission for the past two years, and will be joining the group again in January, 2014.  


           Kearns holds a Bachelor of Natural Science Summa Cum Laude, from Daemen (2008), and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, also from Daemen (2010). He was the recipient of the Richard Schweichler Academic Excellence Award (Valedictorian of Physical Therapy Class). The 2013-2014 academic year will be Kearns third as a Daemen faculty member.


            In addition to his Daemen responsibilities, Kearns works at BrownStone Physical Therapy as a staff physical therapist. Kearns’ responsibilities include examining and evaluating orthopedic and sports-related injuries, formulating diagnoses and prognoses, and designing and providing individualized treatment plans, based on discovered impairments and functional deficits.  He is also an assistant coach to Gananda Varsity Girls Soccer.


Research/Scholarly work:


Case Study: Soccer Player with Ankle Sprain-the use of Social Media to Supplement Physical Therapy Intervention, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, Vol. 24 No.1 2012.


Western New York Health Care Consumers’ Practitioner of Choice & Knowledge of Practitioner Skills & Training, Journal of Physical Therapy Education  (IN PRESS).

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