Much of the work Matt Stutz performs here at The Center is behind the scenes. As our Cast Room manager, Matt oversees a team of athletic trainers responsible for casting and splinting patients after their injuries have been assessed by our orthopedic doctors. The work of our athletic trainers is vital to a patient’s recovery, and Matt plays a very large role in helping our Cast Room operations run smoothly so that we can provide our patients with high-quality care. As an employee since 2005, Matt first chose the career of an athletic trainer because he enjoyed working with athletes to help manage their injuries. As his career has developed, he’s pursued opportunities to learn and take on new roles, which is what lead him to also take on the job of DME (Durable Medical Equipment) program manager. Matt is responsible for all of the purchasing, inventory, and documentation of braces, crutches, canes, walkers, and other medical supplies that patients require for their rehabilitation.
At the age of sixteen, Matt made the long journey from Oakland, Oregon, to Russia, where he lived for a month studying as an exchange student. Matt fills his free time with camping, fly fishing, hunting, golfing and spending time with his family. As much as he enjoys working with the various athletes and teams that come through our doors, his favorite team will always be the one he goes home to. As co-captain alongside his wife, the Stutz squad includes their two children, ages eight and eleven, a poodle, and a gecko. Whether at home, or here at work, Matt’s role is vital to the success of a growing team, and we are so happy to have him a part of ours.