- Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Matthew Hyland is a physical therapist with 28 years of experience as a clinician, private practice owner, educator, researcher and advocate. He began his clinical career at White Plains Hospital, a community-based acute care hospital in White Plains, New York where he had a diverse exposure to a wide spectrum of patients on an inpatient basis.
With a vision of providing high quality health care with a personal touch, he went on to found Rye Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, an independent outpatient physical therapy practice in 1995 with his partner Frank Finuoli. In this role, Dr. Hyland has first-hand knowledge of the intricacies of running a private practice in today’s ever evolving and complex healthcare delivery system.
Dr. Hyland is committed to helping to educate the next generation of physical therapists and is an Associate Professor at Mercy University in Dobbs Ferry. He has also been an adjunct professor or lecturer at Nazareth College, Stony Brook University, New York Medical College, Touro College and Ithaca College. Speaking frequently on topics ranging from health care administration & management, and Health policy to current issues in health care, ethics and orthopedic physical therapy.
His own research on teaching methodologies, clinical taping techniques for individuals suffering from plantar faciitis, and Health Policy Research have been presented at CSM as well as NEXT and published in peer-reviewed physical therapy and educational journals, including JOSPT, Physical Therapy, Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy and the Journal of Teaching & Learning.
Dr. Hyland is the Past- President of the New York Physical Therapy Association and during his tenure the NYPTA received the APTA Outstanding Component Award for 2012-1013. In June of 2014 he was elected to the American Physical Therapy Board of Directors and reelected to a second term in June of 2017. During his time on the APTA Board he has chaired the Recruitment and Retention of Early Career Professionals task force, served on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee (PPAC) and the Ethics Judicial Committee (EJC).
Dr. Hyland received his Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Pace University, and earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, with a concentration in leadership, from Seton Hall University.
Seton Hall University 2007 Ph.D. in Health Sciences (Leadership Tract)
Pace University 1995
Masters of Public Administration (Health Care Tract)
Ithaca College 1992
Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy
Dolot J, Hyland M, Shi Q, Kim H, Viola D, Hoekstra C. Factors Impacting Physical Therapy Utilization for Patients with Nonspecific Low Back Pain: retrospective Analysis of a Clinical Data Set. Phys Ther. 2020;100(9); 1502-1515.
Campo M, Hyland M, Sueki D, Pappas E. Wrist and Hand Pain in Orthopaedic Physical Therapists: A mixed methods study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 2019; 43(10); 26-36.
Dolot J, Viola D, Shi Q, Hyland M. Impact of out-of-pocket expenditure on Physical Therapy Utilization for Non-specific Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data. Phys Ther. 2016; 96(2); 212-221.
Kelly MA, Finley M, Lichtman SW, Hyland MR, Edeer AO. A Comparative Analysis of High-Velocity Versus Low-Velocity Exercise on Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Geriatr Phys Ther 2015; Sept 30.
Hyland M, Pinto-Zipp G, Olson V, Lichtman S. A comparative analysis of computer assisted instruction and traditional lecture instruction for administration & management topics in physical therapy education. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 7(7): 1-14, 2010.
Hyland M, Webber-Gaffney A, Cohen L, Lichtman S. Randomized controlled trial of calcaneal taping, sham taping and plantar fascial stretching for the short-term management of plantar heel pain. JOSPT, 36(6):364-371, 2006.
“Dr. Marilyn Moffat Distinguished Service Award” New York Chapter
Inducted in Alpha Eta (National Honor Society for Allied Health Professions)
“Outstanding Service to the Chapter” New York Chapter Recipient
“Chapter Appreciation Award” New York Chapter
“Outstanding Service to District” Hudson Valley District Recipient
Inducted in Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration)