As a licensed physician and legislative advocate for patient rights, Dr. Matzner has been committed to improving health and wellness in the Champaign-Urbana area for over 30 years. Utilizing the latest technology and methods of chiropractic care, acupuncture, exercise, and nutrition to treat orthopedic issues, he focuses on continually bettering every patient’s level of overall wellness. Dr. Matzner believes in finding and addressing the source of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. His firm mission to change lives by providing knowledge, resources, and support throughout the community provides each and every patient with an experience tailored to meet their specific wellness needs.
Dr. Matzner completed his pre-professional studies at Eastern Illinois University, followed by an extensive five-year professional training program at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. In the course of his post-graduate education, he has been certified in whiplash diagnosis and therapy, rear-impact automobile crash reconstruction, as well as certification as a primary care physician. As evidence of his dedicated efforts to wellness, Dr. Matzner has earned fellowship status in the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture and is also a board certified Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has also been deeply involved in his State professional organization, the Illinois Chiropractic Society, serving as president in 2003 and 2004, as well as being honored by the Society with the Chiropractic Physician of the Year award in 2010. Additionally, in 2014, Dr. Matzner was honored by Governor Pat Quinn to be appointed to the Medical Licensing Board from June 2014 to January 2018.
Dr. Matzner continues to be an active community speaker, engaging both individuals and corporations with various topics of wellness. His work throughout the Champaign-Urbana community continues to reflect upon his commitment to excellence and spreading the gift of health to others.
I have been fortunate that from a young age that I understood the importance of health and quickly became aware of how greatly our choices can impact our health and wellness. To better understand the obesity and health problems in our society I went to school and got a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois.
Additionally, I became a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association at Parkland Community College. My schooling coupled with my experience as a personal trainer has allowed me to understand that Ideal Protein® is an excellent program to help others understand how to become a healthier version of themselves.
Being a JumpStart℠ coach gives me the opportunity to educate others to value of their health and help guide them to reach their health goals. My passion to educate and inspire others in health and wellness is parallel to Matzner Clinic’s mission, therefore, it makes me excited to come to work everyday and make a difference in someone’s life!
I have had a passion and love for wellness as far back as I can remember. A healthy and fit lifestyle is very important to me as well as educating others to live that way. So working for JumpStart Weight Management at Matzner Clinic is such a good fit.
My second love is working with people. Coaching the wonderful folks that come here for assistance in working towards wellness is such a pleasure that I love coming to work each and every day. Watching these people succeed not only in weight loss, but having more productive and fuller lives is fantastic!
As a JumpStart coach, I get the opportunity to help people feel good about themselves, inside and out. I have a Bachelors degree in Dietetics from the University of Illinois, which allows me to effectively utilize the Ideal Protein weight loss method and better serve the needs of our patients. My background also supports my passion for educating others on nutrition, health and wellness.
I am glad to be working at a place whose aspirations mirror my own. At Matzner Clinic, the staff truly cares about the patients and strives to provide them with all the tools necessary to achieve optimum health and wellness.