Meet our team – Matt Walls


Matt Walls

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduated in 1999 from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree
  • Commenced musculoskeletal physiotherapy work in private practice in January 2000 in Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Worked in Private practice physiotherapy for some two and a half years before buying my own physiotherapy clinic
  • Became Owner and Principal Physiotherapist at Park Beach Physiotherapy in Coffs Harbour September 2002 – January 2010
  • Founding Partner of Northern Beaches Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. Partner for 2 years from 2007 tip 2009. Clinic located in Woolgoolga NSW (just North of Coffs Harbour)
  • Returned to South Australia in January 2010 for family reasons
  • Started work at Blackwood Physiotherapy in October 2011
  • Now Partner/Principal of Blackwood Physiotherapy – Sports and Spinal since June 2012
  • 17 years experience in treating all forms of musculoskeletal problems, but especially low back pain, sports injuries, neck pain and headaches.
  • Clinical Pilates trained with DMA (Level 1 and 2) and the Pilates Institute of Queensland (Level 1-3)
  • Treated various high levels sports people including State league netball and basketballers, NBL basketballers, National Outriggers, Elite Aussie Rules footballers, National Touch Titles Physiotherapist for the Southern Suns and Tropical Queensland Cyclones (3 years), Premier League Footballers (Coffs United Football Club), State Tennis players

Special interests or areas of particular specialty:

  • Sports related injuries
  • Lower limb biomechanical problems and assessment using GaitScan™
  • Low back pain
  • Postural problems causing neck and upper back pain
  • Headaches triggered from neck problems
  • Lower limb biomechanical assessment and treatment


  • Very active with many sports
  • Passion for water sports including surfing, swimming waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing
  • Previous high level participant in Aussie Rules Football, tennis, State League basketball, State League mixed netball

What makes you different/why should people see you?

  • Very experienced in treating a range of conditions especially sports injuries – I have personally experienced many of the common sports injuries that occur giving me insight into what my clients are going through. I understand your problem and the need to get back to being active as quickly as possible
  • I have a very relaxed and friendly nature – I will give you a very thorough understanding of your problem and what you need to do to get it better