About The Doc and Jock


Doc and Jock brings together the expertise of a Physical Therapist and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. The goal is to provide a one stop resource to answer your training questions. Whether you’re rehabbing an injury, working your weaknesses, or wanting to look good naked Dr. Danny or Coach Joe can help.

Dr. Danny is a Mobility Wod Instructor, founder and practicing physical therapist at Athletes’ Potential. CrossFit athletes, executives, and weekend warriors search out Dr. Danny’s expertise to relieve pain, improvement movement, and to continue playing the games and sports they love.

Coach Joe is the founder of Joe’s Barbell, works with CrossFit Weightlifting, has multiple experiences in a variety of coaching platforms, is a former CrossFit Games athlete, and current national level Weightlifter. Athletes of all shape, size, and ability are welcome to #LIFTatJOES.

Together, Dr. Danny and Coach Joe develop, pull and share updated Strength and Conditioning information sure to simplify your training quandary. Listen, read, and follow because if you have a BODY, you’re an ATHLETE.


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Founder of Athletes' Potential, Husband, Father, and Soldier

Dr. Danny Matta is a coach, physical therapist, educator and founder of Athletes’ Potential. He is considered a world re-nowned leader in the fields of rehab, sports medicine, tactical athlete consulting and human performance optimization. Danny is able to use his experience as a physical therapist and a strength coach to improve all aspects of human performance.

Danny is currently the founder of Athletes’ Potential, a physical therapy and performance optimization practice in Atlanta, GA. He is also one of only 8 instructors in the world for the MobilityWod group, founded by Dr. Kelly Starrett.

Danny received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has advanced training in joint mobilization, joint manipulation, soft tissue release techniques and Performance Dry Needling.

Danny spent 7 years active duty in the U.S Army as a physical therapist. He had the distinct privilege of working with a range of soldiers from amputees learning how to walk again, to the highest-level Special Operations soldiers getting ready for deployments. Danny served with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from 2010-2013. He was the only direct access Physical Therapist responsible for management of injuries and injury prevention for a Brigade of 4000 soldiers during this time.

Danny has been an instructor in a variety of different settings. From local consulting with CrossFit gyms/athletes, to international teaching as an instructor for MobilityWod. He most recently took over as the Director of MobilityWOD Tactical and is a direct consultant to numerous tactical organizations such as FBI SWAT, U.S Army and Combined Arms Group.


Founder of Joe's Barbell, Husband, Father, and Athlete

Coach Joe is an accomplished coach and athlete with experience in many different areas of competitive athletics and functional fitness. While in college he played football and studied exercise science and sports coaching at Western Maryland College. As a physical education and health teacher Joe taught grades 6-12 and coached football, basketball, track and field, and baseball.

In 2010, Joe and his Wife Eliza moved to Hawaii and he began to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Joe’s journey started as an intern with the University of Hawaii’s S&C department. After interning for two semesters Joe put his coaching ambitions on hold to raise his son Mason full-time. While his commitment to his family took precedence he just could not stay away from coaching and CrossFit helped him find peace as both a coach and father. At CrossFit 808 Joe was an athlete, coach, and in 2012 and 2013 he helped 808 win the NorCal Region. As a member of CrossFit 808’s games team Joe helped 808 secure a 21st ranking in the 2013 games.

As a “Crossfitter” Joe always gravitated toward Weightlifting. Most notably, qualifying for and competing at the 2014 and 2015 USAW National Championships. Currently his athletic and coaching ambitions focus on Weightlifting but he rarely shy’s away from an opportunity to coach and train.

Coach Joe has run a marathon, finished a triathlon, love’s to “play,” will take on any challenge but more than anything enjoys spending time with his Wife Eliza and their three children, Mason, Charli and Luci. As a coach Joe enjoys working with all age groups and goal orientated people. If you’re motivated by the pursuit of a goal, ready to implement squatting as part of your adventure, understand the difference between exercising and training, and willing to be coached Joe would love to help.


Higher Education: Master of Arts in Education – Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Physical Education and Minor in Sports Coaching

Fitness Related:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

USAW Level 1Sports Performance Coach Certification

Nike SPARQ Sports Sensory Certification

Crossfit Courses:

Level 1, Football, Mobility, Kids, Weightlifting

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