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Principal Physiotherapist

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Matthew completed a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Health Science at Western Sydney University. His treatment approach involves identifying biomechanical impairments and treating these problems through manual therapy techniques, dry needling and exercise prescription to improve function and overall quality of life.

Matthew has extensive experience in sporting injuries, shoulder dysfunctions, post-operative rehabilitation and in acute Orthopaedic Physiotherapy at The Sutherland Hospital including acute post-operative care, cast and splint application and management. 


Matthew's years of experience has helped develop excellent rapport with Doctors and he will help liaise and put you in contact with some of the leading Specialists in the field, should this be necessary to assist your injury management, whether at an elite or recreational level.


Matt has a passion for athletics and running performance and associated sprinting injuries and has previously competed in track and field at State and National championships in the 100m. Matt is currently involved in a Performance Physiotherapy role with an elite track and field squad based in Southern Sydney. 

 Qualifications and courses:

 - Bachelor of Health Science, University of Western Sydney 

 - Masters in Physiotherapy, University of Western Sydney 

 - Sports level 1 (APA)

 - Sports level 2 (APA)

 - Musculoskeletal Segmental and Dry Needling (APA)

 - The Sporting Hip and Groin (APA)

 - Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy 

 - Jo Gibson The Shoulder: Steps to Success with shoulder pain 

 - Biomechanical analyses of Sprinting techniques

 - Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Casting  

Matt's role as Practice Principal at the clinic is that of clinical educator and mentor to his team of professionals. He has a strong passion to shape the physiotherapists in his team to be at the head of their field, and to ensure the highest quality of care and results for all our valued clients at Kogarah Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic.

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Strength & Conditioning Coach


Henry, a highly ranked Tennis player, having competed at club, state and national level with Tennis Australia. is passionate in Strength and Conditioning. Henry completed his studies in Strength & Conditioning and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. During this time, he has gained a wealth of experience in the management of sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy including sports and spinal injuries. 

Henry, a triplet, enjoys a swim in the surf and playing Tennis in his spare time. 

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Kayla is a Physiotherapist and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at University of Technology Sydney following graduation from a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales in 2019. Dual qualification allows Kayla to work with you in any stage of your rehabilitation whether it be from initial injury or later stage strength and conditioning in order to get you back to your best. 


Kayla has a wealth of clinical and rehabilitation experience in Exercise Physiology work conditioning. She has completed additional studies in pain science and cognitive behavioural therapy. She loves seeing the impact this has on improving her client’s health for life and work. She has a keen interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy led her to pursue work in the private practice and sports injury setting. 

Kayla imparts confidence to her clients with her pragmatic and empathetic disposition.

During her spare time, Kayla enjoys running.

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Sports & Exercise


John has been practicing since 2003 after graduating from The University of Sydney with Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy degree. John has also completed multiple APA Courses including Levels 1-3 Sports Physiotherapy and post-graduate courses on spine, hip, groin, shoulder, elbow injuries over the past 20 years. He has worked across various sports in elite level athlete management together with rehabilitation and long term injury management of complex/chronic cases.

Over the past 10 years John has been Consultant Physiotherapist to an Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Specialist and has a strong interest in providing evidence-based care through additional postgraduate research to improve postoperative guidelines based on various intrinsic and extrinsic patient factors to ultimately enhance surgical outcomes and patient function following shoulder surgery.

John's experience encompasses a broad range of musculoskeletal presentations including orthopaedic and sports related injuries of both acute and chronic nature.  He has maintained a particular interest in treating overuse injuries such as bone stress and tendon related pain. Coming from a sporting background himself at National and State level, John has worked with a wide variety of athletes in both team and individual sports such as soccer, athletics and swimming. 

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Massage Therapist
Physiotherapy Assistant

Barbara joins our team providing Massage Therapy and assisting our Physiotherapy team after completing her University studies as a Physiotherapist in Chile working for five years in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and pelvic floor rehabilitation.


Barbara came to Australia in early 2022. She has worked as a Massage Therapist combining her skills as a Physiotherapist to facilitate recovery in athletes as well as assist the general community.  She liaises with our Physiotherapists and the client to produce a treatment plan to reach client health goals. She has worked in post-operative rehabilitation and enhances the clients performance to assist them to be injury free and perform to the best of their ability. She has always had a passion for working with people to help them become the best versions of themselves.


Barbara can provide Remedial Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and Pregnancy Massage. Barbara also has extensive experience in Lymphedema.  
Outside of work, Barbara enjoys Yoga, Tai Chi, Trekking and Pilates.

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Our friendly reception staff have many years of experience working with in the medical and physiotherapy sector and are always helpful and understanding of your individual needs.

Please contact 02 9587 9130 to discuss any non-clinical enquiries such as referrals, appointments and general enquiries regarding services we offer. 


Clinical questions and requests will require an appointment.  To arrange an appointment, please contact our team on 02 9587 9130 during administrative hours Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm or Saturday 8am -12pm. Alternatively, you may arrange an appointment through our online booking system.

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