Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Meet Matthew Rauseo, MS, CSCS, Pn1, USAW1, our newest research technologist and biomechanist. In addition to having a background in biomechanics and research data collection, Matt is a strength and conditioning specialist who interned with us in 2015. Welcome back, Matt!
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA
Alma maters: Undergraduate – University of Massachusetts Lowell; Graduate – University of New Hampshire
Favorite professional sports team(s): Boston Celtics + New England Patriots
Favorite place(s) you’ve traveled to: Colorado and Acadia National Park
What drew you to The Micheli Center: The Micheli Center is one of the leading centers for training athletes in the country and has worked hard to bridge the gap between science and coaching. I previously interned here with the injury prevention specialist team in 2015 and loved my experience, so it was an easy decision to return now with the research team.
How did you develop an interest in biomechanics: While working as a strength coach and personal trainer I found myself questioning why we did the things that we did as coaches but often left with more questions after diving in to the research. As I explored the literature and my own research interests, I quickly connected with the use of motion capture as a method of data collection and as a clinical tool to help improve performance and prevent injury in athletes.
What are small changes people could make that would have a large impact in their overall health: Adopt a dog or borrow a friend’s and exercise with them! Dog ownership is correlated with significantly lower blood pressure alongside significantly lower levels of stress and heart rate variability when compared to dog-free individuals.
What is your preferred method of exercise, either a certain activity or specific regimen: Olympic weightlifting, assault bike sprints, and long walks/runs with my dog.
Favorite motivational/inspirational quote: “Discipline is your best friend, it will take care of you like nothing else can.”
Favorite pizza toppings: Peppers and onions or pineapple