It is likely that, over a long enough timeline, every grappler will sustain some type of moderate to severe musculoskeletal injury.  The fear that years of training will leave you in pieces later in life can be a constant worry for Jiu-Jitsu and MMA athletes at every level of their journey.  

When rehabbing from injuries, many athletes and/or their doctors and therapists settle for good enough. Depending on the sport, they may be able to get away with it.  In grappling, of course, good enough won't be good enough. It will show up on the mat though biomechanical dysfunction, instability, bad movement patterns and more.

When I'm rehabbing from an injury, big or small, I'm determined to resolve the problem completely and learn more in the process. I believe that the development of an athletes ability to evaluate treat their own injuries is often parallel to the development of their athletic skill level.   In the process of recovery and rebuilding from an injury, you should become your own best therapist. It's my job to show you how.    -Matt Colby

 

  It is critical to have someone like Dr. Matt in your corner. He has unlimited resources to help you with anything you come in with.   IHe always has a clear understanding of what I'm going through and how to fix it.     -Ryan Beauregard   2008 IBJJF World Champion

It is critical to have someone like Dr. Matt in your corner.
He has unlimited resources to help you with anything you come in with.   IHe always has a clear understanding of what I'm going through and how to fix it. 

-Ryan Beauregard   2008 IBJJF World Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Matt helped me recover from long-term back pain that took me completely our even teaching Jiu Jitsu. I had tried so many things to get better before I met him. Now I'm teaching Jiu Jitsu again and very happy.  -Luca Diaz

Matt helped me recover from long-term back pain that took me completely our even teaching Jiu Jitsu. I had tried so many things to get better before I met him. Now I'm teaching Jiu Jitsu again and very happy.  -Luca Diaz

 My ribs became one of those reoccurring problems that never quite healed right and caused me a ton of problems. Dr. Matt knew that this type of injury was common in this sport and had a specific game plan to fix it. After he treated it and following his recovery instructions I noticed immediate improvement. Because of his professionalism and understanding of the sport I love, I have someone in my corner I trust, and can go to knowing he will make sure I have more time on the mat and less time being sidelined by injuries.  Thomas Keenan  

My ribs became one of those reoccurring problems that never quite healed right and caused me a ton of problems. Dr. Matt knew that this type of injury was common in this sport and had a specific game plan to fix it. After he treated it and following his recovery instructions I noticed immediate improvement. Because of his professionalism and understanding of the sport I love, I have someone in my corner I trust, and can go to knowing he will make sure I have more time on the mat and less time being sidelined by injuries.

Thomas Keenan