Matthew started his career as a physiotherapist at Hoppers Physio after graduating from La Trobe University in 2005. Working in a busy private practice exposed Matthew to a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions suffered by patients of all ages.
Matthew has worked with local sports teams Werribee Centrals FC and Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club. Matthew however has spent most of the last 10 years working with the Western Jets U18 TAC cup side. Here he works with many of the AFL’s future stars at training, games, pre-season screenings or in group Pilates sessions. Matthew also attended the 2010 Kyokushin Karate World Cup in Spain where he was the Australian team physiotherapist.
To further Matthew’s knowledge in sports physiotherapy, he completed the Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2015. Here he gained expert knowledge from leading Australian physiotherapists in pain management and the treatment of complex sports injuries, all with a strong focus on the latest research.
To broaden the scope of Matthew’s practice, he has also completed numerous courses including Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, Men’s Health/Pelvic floor, McKenzie, Rocktape and Hydrotherapy.
Matthew also trains alongside some of Melbourne’s best power lifters and local athletes at Elite Sports Performance, Spotswood. Here he has had hands on instruction from leading strength and conditioning coaches on power lifting and athletic conditioning.
Matthew will utilise this knowledge in assessing and treating your condition. He will discuss with you all treatment options and tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. Matthew enjoys treating all types of sports and spinal conditions. He has a particular interest in lower back pain, headaches, knee and ankle injuries and tendinopathy.
Outside of work, Matthew is kept busy with two young kids, Harry and Charlotte. He also trains and teaches Kyokushin karate, attends the gym and tries to squeeze in the odd game of golf. He is also a one eyed Collingwood supporter… but don’t hold that against him!