Dr. Matthew Dodson is an occupational therapist and an expert in evaluating objective and functional deficits from MTBI/concussion and other forms of mild brain injury in both civilian and military populations. With extensive experience at patient, supervisory, and policy levels, he specializes in designing multidisciplinary clinical assessment and intervention programming for mild brain injury. Leveraging his experience in designing and administering multiple high-visibility concussion programs for the Department of Defense (DoD), he now leads evaluation teams for TBI and Psychological Health program evaluation efforts nationwide. Additionally, he has experience in research policy design, literature review methodologies, and academic-medical partnership staffing.
With multiple authorships and presentations, Dr. Dodson is an advocate of approaching concussion from a “deficits not diagnosis” approach. A proponent of the role a thorough functional interview plays when working with individuals with many forms of mild brain injury, Dr. Dodson has collaborated with multiple professional disciplines in developing and implementing innovative evaluation and treatment approaches. He is the owner-operator of Braintrust Services, LLC, and provides consultative services including forensic expert witness evaluation and testimony, concussion program development consultation, and independent client therapy service provision.
Recent media coverage of injuries from professional sports and combat in Afghanistan and Iraq has heightened the public’s awareness of concussion. Rehabilitation practice has responded… read more
In the last few years, combat operations in the Middle East and professional sports have heightened awareness of mild Traumatic Brain Injury, or concussion. This… read more
Performance-based assessment offers a solution to difficulties found in both traditional concussion assessment as well as return to work rehabilitation. Performance-based assessments address concussion deficits… read more