Matthew H. Sweat was born May 1, 1958, in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Norcross High School in 1976. Following Graduation, he entered Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree.
After graduating from the University of Auburn, he entered Life University in Marietta, Georgia in January of 1985 and completed the four-year course of study in March of 1989.
Dr. Sweat has co-authored several articles on Electroencephalography of brain damaged and epileptic children before and after upper cervical adjustments.
Past president of the Upper Cervical Society at Life University.
Matthew was awarded a 2 year research scholarship at Life University.
In 1989, Dr. Sweat was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America for his professional achievements, superior leadership ability, and exceptional service to the community.
In 1990 he received his certification in Videofluroscopy by the Joint Motion Study Research Society in coordination with Life University.
Dr. Sweat was introduced to the Occipital-Atlanto-Axial complex as a child by his father Dr. Roy Sweat who is considered one of the foremost chiropractic authorities in the field.
He received his Board Certification in the Atlas Orthogonal Program through Sherman College of Chiropractic.
He is Chairman for the Certification program of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Board.
• In November 2005, Dr. Sweat completed the Comprehensive Training Program in Whiplash & Brain Injury Traumatology, emphasizing the Biomechanics, occupant kinematics, automobile crash reconstruction Methods, current knowledge of soft tissue, endocrinological, bony and Nervous system disorders, advanced imaging techniques and the Comprehensive case management of whiplash and related disorders, Sponsored by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, California
• He was awarded certification in the Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis program, sponsored by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, California, 2005.
• Dr. Sweat co-authored an article entitled, “Resolution of Cervical Complications Secondary to Motor Vehicle Accidents by the Application Of Stereotactical Cervical Alignment (SCALE) Methods: Statistical Review of 54 Patients.” The article was published in the Journal of Whiplash and Related Disorders, Volume 5 (1) 2006, the foremost Journal of Whiplash type injuries.
He has lectured on the Atlas Orthogonal Program throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Dr. Sweat is on the Board of Directors of the R.W. Sweat Foundation. Vice-Chairman, Ethics Committee
The Atlas Orthogonal program is taught as an elective course at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and Life University.
Dr. Sweat is an Extension Professor at Palmer Chiropractic College.
Dr. Sweat is a Professor at Life University.
Dr. Matthew Sweat has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1989.
• Dr. Sweat designed and modified the last two Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Adjusting Instruments.
• He currently resides in Norcross, Georgia with his wife Tecla, 3 dogs, Callie, Mitzi & Earl and one Talking Parrot, Carson.