Today we welcome Dr. Danny Matta who is a coach, physical therapist, educator and founder of Athletes’ Potential in Decatur, Georgia (along with his wife Ashley) for a discussion on education of the tactical patient. Danny discusses his background and his journey through Baylor’s Army DPT Program, defining what the tactical patient is, importance of networking, considerations for educating/training a tactical athlete/individual, advice to the newer clinician treating tactical patients, how his army experience and working with tactical athletes has contributed to his business career, and much more!

Danny’s Website: 

Athlete’s Potential: 

Mobility WOD Website: 

Mobility WOD Tactical: 

The Cash PT Roadmap: 

 The PT Entrepreneur Podcast: 

The Doc and Jock Podcast: 

Danny’s Interview on Maestro on the Mic Podcast: 

Danny’s Interview on the Duck Legs Podcast: 

Danny’s Interviews on the Cash-Based Practice Podcast: 

Danny’s Book Recommendations discussed:

Danny’s Facebook Page: 

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Army Baylor DPT Program: 

HET L.I.T.E. Tool: 


Dr. Danny Matta is a coach, physical therapist, educator and founder of Athletes’ Potential. He is considered a world re-nowned leader in the fields of rehab, sports medicine, and especially tactical athlete consulting and human performance optimization.  He is also a fellow podcaster hosting the PT Entrepreneur Podcast and the Dock and Jock Podcast As founder of Athletes’ Potential, a physical therapy and performance optimization practice in Atlanta, GA. He is also one of only 8 instructors in the world for the MobilityWod group, founded by Dr. Kelly Starrett, who will also be a guest on the show soon. Danny received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Danny spent 7 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 2010-2013. He was the only direct access Physical Therapist responsible for management of injuries and injury prevention for a Brigade of 4000 soldiers during this time. 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.