Olivia Matthews

Olivia Matthews

Exercise Physiologist

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Olivia Matthews

Exercise Physiologist

Olivia Matthews is a compassionate and optimistic Exercise Physiologist dedicated to enriching the lives of her clients through regular activity. Graduating from The University of Queensland and bringing a wealth of knowledge around adapting exercise and activity, Olivia presents a different understanding of conventional exercise.

Background and Experience

Olivia’s journey into Exercise Physiology was fuelled by her personal experiences with sport and exercise, where her current view is that no one treatment will work for every client. Flexibility and adaptability are the most important factors for Olivia’s practice as she will prioritise personal goals and enjoyment of exercise over anything else.

Exercise Physiology Specialities

A significant focus of Olivia’s practice is building functional capacity towards everyday and physical activities. She excels in treating a broad spectrum of conditions, with a special interest in:

  • Diabetes, Metabolic disease, Dyslipidaemia, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities such as ASD and ADHD
  • Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic pain, Low back pain, Fibromyalgia
  • Mental Health
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
  • Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (Return to Play/Work)
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction with exertion/activity
  • Medicare care plans, and Third-Party clients welcome

Olivia’s Individualised Approach

Olivia is skilled at accommodating functional exercises to suit people with impaired movement, using adapted movement in conjunction with education to set up clients for long term improvement. She prioritizes her client’s goals, using exercise therapy to manage chronic pain. Making exercise enjoyable for you, as well as ensuring your condition is treated accordingly, makes Olivia a prime therapist to assist you through your pain management.

Beyond the Clinic

When she’s not working with patients, Olivia enjoys walking her dog Koda, trying new sports/activities and heading to the beach when the weather is good. Her hobbies reflect her commitment to an active lifestyle and her belief in the importance of enjoying the exercise that you choose to complete.

Professional Registrations and Associations

Olivia is a proud member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Her practice is recognised by all major private health insurance funds, Workcover, Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, NDIS and various CTP and sports insurers.

Conclusion: Why Choose Olivia Matthews?

Choosing Olivia Matthews as your Exercise Physiologist means opting for a practitioner who is compassionate and flexible regarding your individualised needs. Her experience in working with a variety of clients, with an array of abilities ensures you will be able to get back into what you love doing with a high level of confidence and capability. Her skillset in sports and exercise physiology, coupled with a well-rounded treatment philosophy, ensures you receive the best possible support through physical activity. Whether you’re an athlete aiming for peak performance or someone seeking a way to get back into completing daily activities, Olivia is here to support you every step of the way.

Take the Next Step

Don’t let pain or injury hold you back any longer. Contact Olivia today at the Ashgrove clinic on 3366 4221 to book your appointment. Online bookings for physiotherapy services are available 24 hours a day.

Olivia Matthews Exercise Physiologist