From Port Huron, Michigan, to an NCAA national championship at the University of Michigan to a highly successful 11-year professional career in North American and European leagues - Scott Matzka's entire life has been a continuing ice hockey success story. Throughout his career, he has excelled as a highly decorated player, coach and mentor.
In 2012, Scott left professional hockey and entered the business world, working first for Maestro, a software developer in Kalamazoo, MI, and later the Phoenix Group, industrial consultants in Springboro, OH.
As a professional athlete, Scott has spent a lifetime paying close attention to his body and the signals it sends him. So he took notice in the summer of 2014 when he began to experience stiffening in his fingers, cramping and eventually muscle twitches and tremors. What followed was a seemingly endless string of consultations and tests - MRIs of the brain and spine, electromyography (EMG) and neuroconductivity evaluations.