Enriching the profession of rehabilitation and wellness has always been a passion of my mine. In addition to being a clinician, I am an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville and the Director of the ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Residency Program. The opportunity to work will so many great professionals have constantly challenged me to continue to grow professionally and personally. As a result, I obtained my PhD from the University of Kentucky where I studied the identification of musculoskeletal injury risks and implementation of arm care exercise programs in baseball players. These experiences have provided me with insights into injury factor management in order to reimagine the idea of musculoskeletal healthcare and wellness.

Education and Training

Dr. Matsel is faculty at the University of Evansville where he teaches in the musculoskeletal content areas of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville in 2011 and his PhD in rehabilitation sciences form the University of Kentucky in 2021. Dr. Matsel is the director of the ProRehab & University of Evansville’s Sports Physical Therapy residency program. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified strength and conditioning specialist



Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Exercise Science