Dr Matt Whalan
PhD | MPhysio | BExScRehab(Hons)
Matt is a physiotherapist, applied researcher and sport scientist from Wollongong, NSW. He is a principal partner at Figtree Physiotherapy and been working in clinical practice for 17 years. During that time he has worked with athletes of all levels - from the elite to the weekend warrior - across a number of sports including football (soccer), rugby league, AFL, cricket, triathlon and dance medicine.
Matt completed his PhD in injury prevention in 2020, in addition to having a Masters of Physiotherapy and a degree in Exercise Science & Rehabilitation. He has presented at conferences internationally and domestically and has published numerous articles in the area of injury prevention, implementation science and risk reduction.
Most recently, Matt has taken on a role at Football Australia (FA) to design and implement the new national Player Availability Model and the FA Perform+ and Fundamentals+ program. Additionally, Matt also works with the Australia national teams, including the recent Socceroos World Cup qualifiers and Olyroos 2020 Tokyo campaign, as a team physiotherapist.