Matthew Hicks

Matthew graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours (First Class) researching Physiotherapy interventions for people with facial nerve palsy. Prior to working at Sydney West Sports Medicine, Matt spent four years working in the Hills District assessing and treating a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries.

Matt has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of patients and the role that Physiotherapy or exercise plays in the journey from acute injury to the return to sport, work or life. This includes post-operative rehabilitation of the joints including the shoulder, knee and ankle.

He has worked with athletes from a local to national level in a range of sports and has a particular interest in Football (Soccer) and Athletics (sprints/jump/distance). He has worked with the Sydney FC Women’s team and Knox Grammar Track and Field athletes. He is an accredited Level 2 Athletics Coach with Athletics Australia.

Matt also has a keen interest in workplace injury prevention and management and has worked closely with a number of businesses such as Woolworths, Toll IPEC and BevChain to improve workplace safety at a local and national level. In fact, Matt is skilled in reviewing businesses operating procedures and manual handling protocols to develop safer working environments. He works closely with Occupational Health Doctors, Rehabilitation Consultants and the workplace to optimise the care of injuries workers.

Matt has a strong focus on continued professional development. He has completed additional coursework in Dry Needling, Kinesio taping (otherwise known as athletic taping) and Pilates exercises, including both mat work and reformer. Matt has also completed his Spinal Level 1, Sports Level 1 and McKenzie Part A qualifications.