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Matt Walls

Principal Physiotherapist

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As Prevent’s Principal Physiotherapist, Matt brings a wealth of Physiotherapy and acute injury management expertise. 

Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in private practice, having owned and run multiple clinics during that time. For Matt’s full bio, please see below:

Matt has a special interest in the following areas:
  • Neck disorders and treatment of cervico-genic headaches
  • Clinical Pilates rehabilitation for various musculoskeletal problems (special interest in neck/back and sporting injury rehabilitation)
  • Key focus on lower limb biomechanics for lower limb pain and disorders. Specialises in providing digital foot and lower limb biomechanic assessments using GaitScan™
  • Previously a State-level athlete in multiple sports, Matt has a keen interest in the management of sporting injuries and injury prevention strategies

Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1999), University of South Australia
  • Recognised on the Dean’s Merit List for the top 10% of graduates
  • Clinical Pilates DMA (Level 2) and the Pilates Institute of Queensland (Level 3)
  • Current Partner at Blackwood Physiotherapy, Principal and Director of Prevent since February 2015
  • Manual handling educator and presenter for various industries
  • Premier League Soccer, State League Netball and Basketball Physiotherapist for five years (NSW)
  • Physio for National Basketball (NBL) level athletes for 3 years
  • National Touch Football Title Physiotherapist (NSW) for 3 years

Hobbies:
  • Very active with many sports
  • Spending time with family – four children keep us very busy!
  • 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?
Highly experienced in treating a range of conditions, especially sports injuries. I have personally experienced many of the common sporting 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.




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Daniela Pohl

Pilates Physiotherapist

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As Prevent’s Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist, Daniela brings a wealth of Physiotherapy and Pilates expertise.

Daniela is a well-known Physiotherapist who has been practicing in the local area for over 25 years, and has a particular interest in women’s health issues. She runs Pilates classes for pregnant and post-natal women.

Daniela has raised a family of elite athletes and is well-versed in what it takes to look after your body to reach your potential.
Daniela enjoys being able to offer 1:1 Pilates sessions to cater for clients who are looking for a more intense program or outcome.

Daniela’s interests and areas of specialty:
  • Women’s pelvic issues, including pregnancy and post-natal issues
  • Clinical Pilates rehabilitation for various musculoskeletal problems (special interest in neck/back, postural rehabilitation, and correcting hip problems)
  • Key focus on postural correction to promote long-term wellness
  • Previously a State-level athlete, Daniela has a keen interest in the application of Pilates to complement exercise and rehabilitation programs and injury prevention strategies

Qualifications and experience:
  • APA Physiotherapist for over 25 years
  • Highly experienced specialist Pilates Physiotherapist – including reformer, ball and mat classes
  • Highly experienced in providing individualised Pilates programs, with special interest in correcting Pelvic and Hip issues