|Sub-Specialty||Post-op Rehabilitation, Tendon injuries|
|Special clinical interests||Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy, Persistent tendon injuries, Post-Operative rehabilitation|
|Current NHS post||Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist|
|Previous NHS post||Academy Physiotherapist at Aston Villa FC Academy|
|Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies||HCPC, CSP|
Professional profile: Matthew has spent the last two years working in the NHS as a Physiotherapist within a musculoskeletal outpatient department, treating a wide variety of complex conditions such as post-operative ACL reconstructions and total knee and hip replacements, persistent tendon injuries, including Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. In addition, Matthew had input in the running of OASIS, a lower limb class aiming to improve the quality of life in patients suffering with Osteoarthritis and a back class, helping patients with spinal injuries to return to normal function. Matthew has also been involved in research, supporting a GRASP (Getting it right: Addressing shoulder pain) trial. Grasp looks at the best ways to treat shoulder pain in people with a rotator cuff disorder.
Furthermore, Matthew was previously a physiotherapist at Aston Villa FC, working with their academy players. Duties included pitch side provision and day to day management of a variety of academy age groups, working in conjunction with other medical professionals and completing regular musculoskeletal assessments of Academy team players and efficient diagnosis and treatment of all injuries sustained by Academy players utilising the latest evidence-based protocols and treatment techniques.