Matt McManus with Paul Katz.

  • Gain power and freedom of motion from the ground up. 
  • Maintain a neutral spine when seated through choice of chair height and firmness. 
  • Discover the optimal ergonomic height relationship between the hips and the knees. 


As cellists we spend our entire lives seated. Finding a base of support and neutral spine gives us playing freedom and power from the ground up, and helps ensure a life free of lower back problems. Paul Katz

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Featured Teacher Bio: Matt McManus

Matt McManus, PT, is a Regional Clinical Director for Professional Physical Therapy. A 1997 graduate of Northeastern University, Matt has been managing the Boston region for the past decade and has been directly involved in its growth to now 7 offices. He has spent his entire career in private practice, specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, and spine. He is also a former owner of ProEx Physical Therapy, a very successful outpatient practice, founded in 2001. Matt has been invited to speak at several local institutions, including Boston University, Northeastern University, Bay State College, and Simmons College. Matt is currently on faculty of Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Science’s Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Program and has over 20 years of experience working with collegiate and professional athletes, professional and aspiring musicians, and local weekend warriors.