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Dr Mark Matthews

Dr Mark Matthews

Mark graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has since gained extensive international clinical experience across a variety of public and private health systems. He has been fortunate enough to work with a number of sport teams and athletes, including work with New Zealand cycling at World championship, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Mark’s career has included undertaking a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, under the tutelage of internationally renowned sports physiotherapists and researchers. This evolved into the undertaking of doctoral research into lower limb injuries, particularly around the knee and optimal management.

Mark’s research, and areas of interest focus on optimising treatment for sports injuries, from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He has presented his research work at international conferences on helping clinicians optimise the effect of foot orthoses and hip exercises in the management of patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee).

Mark is a lecturer on the Masters of Sports and Exercise medicine, at Ulster University, and leads collaborative research projects on sports injuries, including concussion in Rugby Union.

Professional Career

Ulster University

Belfast Giants

University of Queensland

Cycling New Zealand

NHS England

Otago Rugby

Hawkes Bay Rugby

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I have had the pleasure of working with Ronan from RE:PLAY for almost a decade. Playing elite level sport means relying heavily upon physiotherapy support to keep me on the pitch and return from injuries within very tight timeframes. In this area I have been spoilt; Ronan has supported me physically and psychologically to always give me the best opportunity to perform.

Neil McManus : Antrim

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