Matt initially completed a sports rehabilitation with sports science degree at St Marys University College Twickenham in 2001 and subsequently worked in gyms and clinics in London for 4 years. He then returned to study to complete a physiotherapy degree at Hertfordshire University which he completed in 2008.
Matt went on to work at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, completing his core rotations including Surgery, Medicine for the Elderly, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Acute stroke, Neuro rehabilitation and Respiratory before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, working in a busy outpatient department, local GP clinics, the regional Haemophilia centre and trauma and orthopaedics team. After a short period of travelling he relocated to Bristol and worked in various NHS and private clinics before settling at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, during which time he has gained further experience working in hand therapy, persistent pain and hydrotherapy while continuing to work in the outpatient department.
Over this time Matt has developed a patient centred approach to his practice in which he helps his patients work towards their specific goals in a friendly and relaxed way, providing motivation when needed! He enjoys using hands on techniques as well as appropriate rehabilitation programmes following the latest evidence available. To help this he has completed several courses since qualifying including acupuncture, and courses to develop treatment techniques for the neck and shoulder.
Outside of physio Matt has recently hung up his football boots due to a gradual decline in pace, so is concentrating on reducing his golf handicap, going to the gym and spending time with his family.