Dr. Conrad Matz in his clinic.
To the Matz family,
chiropractic is more
than the family business.
It’s a lifestyle
and legacy passed
down four generations.
The legacy emerged
when Conrad Matz II
married Ruth “Maxine”
of Joe Kalcevich,
D.C., who owned a quiet practice in western Pennsylvania. Conrad
went to Palmer and studied under B.J. Palmer, D.C., F.P.A.C., the
Developer of Chiropractic. Dr. Conrad Matz graduated in 1951
before serving as a medical technician in the U.S. Army during the
Korean War. “He was a true healer,” says his son, S. Scott Matz, D.C.,
Davenport ’83. “Conrad helped a lot of sick people get well through
chiropractic. When he walked into a room, people were drawn to him.”
Left to right: Dr. Brandon
Blank, Dr. Holly Matz-Blank
and Dr. Steven Scott J. Matz
at Dr. Holly’s graduation.
“He never asked his children if they wanted to be
chiropractors. But he set an example of loving people,
healing people, and being available many hours a
day,” Dr. Scott adds. Dr. Conrad helped thousands of
patients get well and inspired more than 100 people
to become chiropractors, including all five of his
children. Conrad Matz III, D.C., Davenport ’75, was
the first of Dr. Conrad’s children to graduate from
Palmer’s Davenport campus, followed by John Matz,
D.C., ’80; Nancy Matz Thiel, D.C., ’81; S. Scott Matz,
D.C., ’83; and Linda Matz-Scott, D.C., ‘94.
Today, Conrad II’s legacy lives on in his children
and grandchildren. Dr. Conrad III, his eldest, practices
in Murrysville, Penn. with his son, Conrad Matz
IV, D.C. Dr. John Matz, Dr. Scott Sr., Dr. Scott Jr.,
and Dr. Linda Matz work and serve together at Matz
Family Chiropractic in Missoula, Mont. Nancy Matz, D.C., maintains a busy practice
in South Carolina.
Dr. S. Scott Matz continues his father’s legacy of inspiring future chiropractors.
He’s referred 26 students to Palmer and mentored numerous student interns,
including his children, Steven Scott J. Matz, D.C., Davenport ’09; Holly Matz-Blank,
D.C., ’07; and his son-in-law Brandon Blank, D.C., ’14. Drs. Holly and Brandon
are growing their practice, Balance Chiropractic, in Helena, Mont.