Hi I'm Matt. It's great to meet you!
I hold a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia and have extensive background in high level sport after spending three years in the South Australian Institute of Sport.
When I was young, I experienced my fair share of injuries being involved in many sports including athletics and Aussie Rules Football. These experiences formed my interest in physiotherapy as a fourteen-year-old as I was CONSTANTLY seeking physiotherapy myself. I’ve had many setbacks and understand how pain and injury can stop you doing what you love. Since then, I have never wanted to be anything else.
Upon finishing high school, I began my physiotherapy journey at the University of South Australia. I started to row at a state level and won multiple national medals, which was an incredible character-building experience. After a lengthy period of study and rowing… and study and rowing… and study and rowing… I FINALLY completed university and am ecstatic to be a qualified physiotherapist.
I joined PhysioWest because of their exceptional, supportive team and because they are a highly motivated crew. Their core values align with my own, particularly in that physiotherapy is a service that is about YOU and your individual goals.
My areas of interest within physiotherapy are sport rehabilitation, chronic and acute injury management, and general health and wellbeing. I believe in empowering my patients through movement, exercise and education with the aim to optimise function to maximise quality of life. I want to help you reach your personal goals, no matter how big or small.
Outside of work, I like to keep active by hiking, going to the gym and the occasional run. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and partner, who is also a physiotherapist. I am a mad AFL fan, a low-key nerd at heart and enjoy immersing myself in a good book or writing short stories.
A quote that has resonated with me over my life is “Humans are complex creatures that are not fixed in stone- they are malleable and capable of enormous change beyond their wildest dreams”. It is a good reminder that we can often do more than we think!
Matt will be consulting from December 2019. To be placed on Matt's priority list please email Matt directly: email@example.com