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DAN
FASCH

Principal Physiotherapist

Dan is the Principal Physiotherapist and co-director of Matrix. Since the day we launched, he’s been one of the driving forces behind our success. His lifelong obsession with competitive sports and injury management has taken him to some exciting places. Dan has worked as a physio for various teams in AFL, MMA, and rugby league, including the ACT Brumbies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Level 3 APA Sports Physiotherapy Certificate

Areas of interest:

  • Collision sports
  • Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Physiotherapy
  • Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Performance
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JONATHON
CAREY

Senior Physiotherapist

Jonathon has been involved with rugby union for many years, at everything from grassroots local teams to elite competition. In his professional life, he’s worked in emergency departments, trauma rehab, and orthopaedics. Jono looks after our mountain-biking clients because, as a competitive rider himself, he understands what the sport demands. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Adrenaline and collision sports
  • Trauma and post-op rehab
  • Hand therapy
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AMANDA
FULTON

Senior Physiotherapist

Amanda has returned to Matrix after a two-year sabbatical in the UK, where she discovered her passion for yoga and pilates. She now incorporates these art forms into her clinical exercise classes. Outside of work, you’ll probably find Amanda hammering a squash ball or taking part in a fitness bootcamp.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Master of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Yoga and pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Pediatrics
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Kate
Hattley

Senior Physiotherapist

Kate is a titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist (M.Phty Sports, UQ) who loves to support athletes and amateur sports people to get back to peak performance. Kate has extensive experience in Rugby Union and was lead physiotherapist at the Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club for 9 seasons, including 4 John I Dent Cup premierships. Kate has worked with the Western Force, Waikato Chiefs, and Canberra Vikings. In her spare time, Kate enjoys staying active with gym and hiking.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • Master of Sports Physiotherapy (UQ)

Areas of interest

  • Collision sports and acute trauma
  • Post-operative care
  • Dry needling
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MATT
TRAN

Physiotherapist

By day, Matt Tran is a superstar physio. By night, he’s a certified gym junkie. He’s been involved in the local fitness industry for years; including competing in and winning local natural body building and power lifting competitions. Matt combines this industry knowledge with his physio skills to provide medical support to professional body builders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Back injuries
  • Overuse injuries
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DAVID
MCCASKIE

Physiotherapist

David is a multi-talented individual who combines his love of sport with a deep expertise in physiotherapy. He’s played softball at an elite level and continues to pursue his obsession with hockey. Before joining Matrix, David honed his craft on the NSW South Coast.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Post-op rehab
  • Sports injury management
  • Hand therapy
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Keishav
Muralietharan

Physiotherapist

Keishav lives and breathes sport of all codes. However, his true love is cricket and he currently plays in the ACT Premier Cricket competition. As a physio he has been involved with AFL, soccer and rugby; including working with the ACT Brumbies senior academy. Keishav has a keen interest in throwing sports, in particular cricket.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  • Master of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Throwing sports
  • Collision sports
  • Strength and conditioning
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Caitlin
Howard

Physiotherapist

Despite being a mathematics nerd, Caitlin is also a lover of sport. She has a passion in particular for women’s sport and AFL. She is the current head physiotherapist for the Eastlake Football Club’s women’s program and has worked with both the junior Raiders and Brumbies. Caitlin loves surfing and horse riding and tries to do these whenever she gets the chance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)

Areas of interest:

  • Tendon pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-op rehab
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Paddy
Harrington-
Brown

Exercise Physiologist

Paddy has spent the past decade helping people improve their physical fitness. He started his career as a personal trainer before joining the ACT Brumbies as a strength and conditioning coach. He now brings his wealth of insight and experience to his new role at Matrix.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science

Areas of interest:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Rehab for runners and athletes
  • Post-operative rehab
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Claire
Purdam

Exercise Physiologist

Claire enjoys sharing her exercise expertise with people of all needs and ages. During her time at university she had the privilege of learning from some of the best minds in high performance strength and conditioning/rehabilitation. This includes time spent with ACT Brumbies Rugby Union, Australian Women’s Development in Basketball, artistic gymnastics and athletics. She is currently completing her honours in the biomechanics speciality and brings this knowledge and passion to each and every person she works with.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

Areas of interest:

  • Return to sport
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Chronic condition management