Skippy Mattson, P.T., A.T.C.

Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer
Sports Medicine



skippy.mattson@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Education: Pennsylvania State University, 1975.
  • Masters Equivalency, Physical Education: Pennsylvania State University, 1976.
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy: Georgia State University, 1987.

Interests
  • Shoulder and upper extremity injuries
  • Extreme sports athletes
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
  • Gymnastics

Societies
  • United States swimming Sports Medicine Network, member of High Performance team
  • American Swim Coaches Association
  • Co-chair Sports Medicine Committee Georgia Swimming LSC.
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Southeastern Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine

    Certification
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide rehabilitation for sports-related injuries and help young athletes return to play.
  • Assist swim clubs with the development of their preventative and dryland training programs.
  • Assist in providing athletic training coverage for local high schools and sports clubs.

Career Highlights
  • United States Swimming
  • Member, Sports Medicine Society
  • Medical Coverage Olympic Swimming Trials 2012
  • 200 Medley Relay American Record
  • Assistant trainer for the World Championships, 2005
  • Assistant trainer the World Championships in Moscow, 2003
  • Athletic trainer for the U.S. National Teams
  • Assistant trainer for the World Championships, 1994
  • Head trainer for the Pan Pacific Championships, 1995
  • Head trainer for the 1996 Olympic Team
  • Head trainer for the World Championships, 1998
  • Gold Metal Award
  • High Performance Award
  • United States Olympic Sports Medicine Society
  • Volunteer athletic trainer for the U.S. Olympic Festival, 1994
  • Medical team at the World University Games, 1995
  • Medical team USOC Medical Staff at the 1996 Olympic Games
  • United States Swimming Masters All American, 1984-1991, 2004 
  • U.S. record holders, 1000M, 10,000M and One-hour swims
  • National Top Ten, 1984-present