Matthew is a full-time physiotherapist at Sydney West Sports Medicine. He 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 injured athletes and the role of physiotherapy and exercise on the journey from acute injury to return to sport and beyond. This includes post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee and ankle. He works closely with coaches to implement training programs suitable to the stage of your recovery. He has worked with athletes from local to national level in a range of sports. Matt has a particular interest in football (soccer) and athletics (sprints/jumps/distance) He has worked with Sydney FC Women’s and Knox Grammar Track and Field. 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 (Woolworths, Toll IPEC and BevChain) to improve workplace safety at a local and national level. 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’s work at Sydney West Sports Medicine has allowed him to take the skills of managing elite athletes into the workforce.
Matt has a strong focus on continued professional development. He has completed additional coursework in dry needling, kinesio taping and Pilates (mat work and reformer). Matt has completed his Spinal Level 1, Sports Level 1 and McKenzie Part A. He plans to begin a Post Graduate Masters in the coming years.