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Dr. Matt Jordan has been a strength and conditioning coach and applied sport scientist working with international athletes over six Olympic Winter Games. Matt is currently the Director of Sport Science at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training and ACL injury/re-injury prevention in elite athletes. Throughout his career as a strength coach/sport scientist, Matt has consulted with more than 30 Olympic and World Championship medalists, and he frequently provides his expertise to high performance sport organizations.

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Dr. Matt Jordan has been a strength and conditioning coach for elite athletes over six Olympic Winter Games cycles. Matt holds a Master of Science in Exercise and Neuromuscular Physiology, and a PhD in Medical Science from the University of Calgary. His research focuses on neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training and ACL injury/reinjury prevention in elite athletes. A key method in his research is the use of dual force plate methodology to evaluate lower limb functional asymmetries.

His area of expertise is the interface between coaching and science with a special interest in program design for elite athletes; assessing neuromuscular adaptations to strength/power training; athlete monitoring; neuromuscular testing; knee injury prevention; and return to sport neuromuscular monitoring after knee injuries. Throughout his career as a strength coach/sport scientist, Matt has consulted with more than 30 Olympic and World Championship medalists. He also provides his expertise to high performance organizations in the NHL, NBA, NFL and military.

Matt is currently the Director of Sport Science (Strength & Power/ACL Return to Sport) at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSIC). His position involves technical mentorship of high performance strength and conditioning coaches, directing research/innovation projects in the CSIC Strength and Power Laboratory, and leading a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners to optimize athlete performance. Matt is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and is a frequent presenter at international conferences in the areas of injury prevention, athlete monitoring, training program design for elite athletes, and strength and power testing methodologies.

Matt provides science-based education courses for strength, fitness and performance coaches of all levels through his website (www.jordanstrength.com).

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