Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.” – Unknown
Matthew David Sermons was born in Alexandria and raised in Pineville, LA, where he spent his childhood traveling, playing sports, being active, and enjoying the outdoors. As a young adult, Matthew was exposed to the riding and training of gaited equine and was intrigued by the ways in which horses were able to move.
After graduating from Grant High School in Dry Prong, LA in 2003, Matthew relocated to Shreveport to attend Bossier Parish Community College. Soon after walking on to BPCC’s baseball team as a pitcher, he discovered they had one of the best Physical Therapy Assistant programs in the nation. Matthew decided to end his dream of playing baseball to pursue a career that that would involve planning physical activity, training others for sports, and dissecting biomechanical movements. He is registered with the Louisiana Physicial Therapy Board.
Matthew graduated from BPCC’s PTA program in 2006 and started his physical therapy career while continuing his education in health and wellness. In 2009, he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.
Matthew has worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab, home health, and outpatient physical therapy.
Matthew is an owner and PTA at Function First Physical Therapy and is looking forward to its expansion and the changes that will come in the therapy community with the utilization of redcord and neurac training systems. In opening the first Function First outpatient physical therapy clinic, Matthew has accomplished a significant life goal and is dedicated to providing top-quality care to the community.
In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He continues to participate in many outdoor activities and sports from time to time, and he enjoys working on his hobby farm growing vegetables and raising bees.