Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
BSc in Sports Therapy
Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage
Matt began his career in Dublin (2004 – 2006) within the fitness and health industry through the reserve defence forces as a field medic and fitness instructor, progressing his scope to the general public. It was through this work within the reserve defence forces that Matt built a true passion for helping people achieve their highest potential.
In 2006, Matt moved to the UK to complete his BSc Hons in Sports Therapy, graduating in 2009 from the University of Teesside with a 1st class honours. Matt returned to Dublin and after a successful year of teaching and clinic practice, he then went on to pursue an MSc in Physiotherapy at Teesside graduating with distinction.
Matt has a true passion for treating people from all walks of life from young athletes to orthopaedic conditions, seen in later life. Since qualifying Matt has built a wide range of physiotherapy experiences both within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients, the private and sports sectors. Between his NHS clinics, Matt was employed by Teesside University to work with their elite athletes, lead on their youth development programs and from there took on the lead physiotherapist role with Middlesbrough Ladies FC and Teesside’s Girls FA Football Academy.
His passion for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, along with his personal interests in rugby, weight lifting, cycling and triathlon drives him to push the boundaries of rehabilitation to give his clients the best possible chance of recovery and ensure their return to sport and or work goals are met.
- Initial assessment: £65 (45 minutes)
- 30 minutes follow up: £50 / 45 minutes follow up: £70 / 60 minutes follow up: £90
- Private Health Insurance: As our Physiotherapist is charted and registered with the Health Care Professions Council the majority of health insurance companies are accepted. Please speak with the physiotherapist or Spa reception about using your health insurance for physiotherapy treatment.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy focusing on treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues.
All injuries require a musculoskeletal assessment to obtain the correct diagnosis and upon assessment the physiotherapist will set out your goals and rehabilitation plan. Treatment sessions are aimed to optimise healing and assist the recovery process ensuring optimal recovery and return to a given task. The location of these sessions will depend on your need and could happen within the treatment room, gym or out on court (Tennis or Squash).
Some of the treatments which the musculoskeletal physiotherapist may use can include:
- Exercise / rehabilitation / functional movement screening
- Manual therapy – Joint mobilisation, massage and soft tissue release
- Self-management strategies
The most appropriate treatments will be selected upon the clinical judgement and the experience of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist on the findings from the initial assessment. Treatments for musculoskeletal injuries aim to:
- Optimise healing
- Assist the recovery process
- Increase strength
- Restore normal movement
- Decrease pain
- Decrease swelling and inflammation
- Increase independence
Injuries which can be treated and helped by musculoskeletal physiotherapy can include:
- Sports injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Cartilage tears
- Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation
- Fracture rehabilitation
- Back pain
‘I have been under Matt’s professional care for several weeks with an ongoing shoulder injury. His initial diagnosis was spot on and he kindly set me up with an interactive physio app which brilliantly provided me with my important daily physio routine, with video’s I was able to follow for each exercise. I have found Matt to be truly empathetic, which I need when injured, and he is obviously a well educated man who seriously cares for his patients. I am extremely grateful to him for having me back on the golf course so soon and I wholeheartedly recommend Matt in the future’.