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SPORTS MEDICINE

Stay Active, Stay Healthy, Live Better!

Matthew Dow, DO
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Dow was born and raised on a horse ranch in the Fort Worth area. He is the son of Dr. Tamara Hanby who began his interest in medicine at a young age. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas, where he was also goalie for the ice hockey team. He then earned his medical degree in Fort Worth at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Methodist Charlton in Dallas where he was chief resident. He then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Advocate Lutheran in Chicago Illinois. 

Dr. Dow specializes in primary care and sports medicine. He is passionate about treating athletes of all ages as well as treating musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. He also loves promoting optimal health with his primary care patients to help them live the most active and successful lives possible.

Dr. Dow recently moved back from Alaska where he was practicing Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He enjoys playing ice hockey, fishing and spending time outdoors with his wife and two dogs.

Joshua Houghton, LAT, ATC.
Fort Worth, TX

Joshua Houghton was born in San Antonio, Texas before moving up to the DFW area. Following high school, Joshua attended the University of Texas at Arlington for his undergraduate degree where he participated in multiple school organizations and worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington. Upon graduation, Joshua worked in the Lake Worth Independent School District serving as a high school teacher and coach. He was named Mathematics Department Chair during his second year and served on the multiple committees within the school. In Athletics, Joshua was the Varsity Wide Receivers coach for football and the Varsity Assistant for basketball. After five years of teaching, he returned to school to pursue a Master’s in Athletic Training (MSAT) at his alma mater of UTA.

While in the MSAT program, he was a student athletic trainer under former SWATA President Roy Rudewick and Dr. Daymond Blueitt. At UT Arlington, he was the recipient of the Clinical Excellency Award twice. During his time, he was able to work with multiple Division 1 sport programs as well as working with the Athletes Unlimited, Professional Women’s Volleyball League. He received his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from UTA. Joshua is now a nationally certified and Texas licensed athletic trainer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA).

In his free time Joshua likes to remain active. He still plays hockey with many of his high school teammates and friends, including Dr. Dow, and tries to regularly play tennis with his father when they both get the chance. To wind down, he enjoys going on walks through a local park with his girlfriend and her lovable Pitbull.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Concussion
Diagnosis & Management
A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that can result in many different symptoms. This is a very serious and delicate condition as the brain needs proper conditions for recovery. Many factors are important for healing, such as nutrition, sleep, activity modification, and recovery exercises. Our team is dedicated to evaluating this injury and creating a unique plan for you to facilitate the best recovery.
Softwave
Therapy for Joints & Tissues
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a safe non-invasive treatment that can be utilized for many conditions. Shockwave therapy are sound waves that are directed at the site of treatment using a small probe. The waves help decrease pain while promoting the body’s own healing factors to the area. This can be a great treatment option for patients with painful areas or injuries that have had difficulty healing such as tendinopathy.
Musculoskeletal
X-ray Evaluation
Whether it is a new injury or chronic pain in an area, x-ray is often important for evaluation. We have an x-ray site within walking distance of our clinic and can do same-day imaging. After the X-Ray, no need for a hard disc, we can provide an online portal to see your images wherever you are.
Osteoarthritis
Treatment & Management
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. This happens when healthy cartilage in joints degenerates (wears out) over time. Many factors can influence this, such as previous injuries, activities in life, genetics and diet. We have a broad array of options for management of osteoarthritis, and will work with you to customize a treatment plan individualized to your goals.
Athlete EKG
Sometimes a person may need an EKG (ECG or electrocardiogram) to evaluate symptoms or other risk factors. Athlete’s hearts, much like other muscles in the body, are conditioned differently and often appear different on EKG. When an EKG is indicated, it is important to have a sports specific consultation for evaluation.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
OMT is a hands-on approach to treatment where the physician uses their hands to apply techniques to help diagnose and treat various conditions. OMT can help with pain, range of motion, and also aid the body’s healing process. This is performed by a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Dr. Dow is a DO and has provided this option of treatment throughout his practice.
Injections
Joint & Soft Tissue
Dr. Dow and our team specializes in injection guided therapies to joints when needed. With injections, we utilize different treatments depending on the indication and the patient’s unique needs. We also perform injections to soft tissues when needed. Such as bursa, muscle, tendons and ligaments. These can help calm down active inflammation or promote healing. Examples of soft tissue conditions treated are tennis elbow, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), bursitis.
Splinting & Casting
After an injury, you may need a splint or cast to help the soft tissue or bone heal. We do same day fitting for splints and casts to keep the injury protected and get you on the road to healing.
Treatment
Medical Conditions With Sports
Staying active and moving is one of the best ways to prevent illness. Even so, sometimes we still get sick. Dr. Dow and the team can help with many common acute illnesses such as colds, skin infections, etc.
Exercise
Rehabilitation & Instruction
Knowing where and how to be effective in your PT exercises effects your healing and growth exponentially. As a Board Certified Sports Medicine Physician with experience in this field, we are here to guide your journey to recovery.
Supplements
Pharmaceutical Grade
Only available through the Doctor, with all natural ingredients, we offer a wide variety of different supplements for preventative measures, getting you to your maximum health, and all around brain, sleep, and wellness.

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TO OPTIMUM WELLNESS