Matt Crawshaw

Area of Expertise: Neck, Headaches, Ribs, & TMJ

Matthew Crawshaw, Director
BAppSc (Phty) BBus (Marketing) APAM
Location: SPS Macquarie Street Physiotherapy Clinic Sydney CBD
Area of Expertise: Neck, Headaches, Ribs, & TMJ

Matt completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2005 at the University of Sydney. Initially he worked in private practice seeing a mix of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He later spent 7 years in a large medical centre as the sole physiotherapist developing his understanding of the complex nature of injuries and pain. During this time he was involved with South Sydney Juniors NRL team.

His attraction to physiotherapy came out of the many injuries he sustained when he “ran away to the circus” for five years to be a stilt-walker. His focus is on improving symptoms and pain in the short term while diagnosing the underlying dysfunction responsible. The most common areas Matt finds the underling dysfunction is in the pelvis or the ribs. He uses advanced diagnostic techniques to identify problems in each of these areas.

Matt’s focus on pelvis-related dysfunction has seen him develop a great interest in acute and chronic pelvic pain (Pudendal Neuralgia). He has been mentored by a leading physiotherapist (Peter Dornan) in this field. Peter has done a pilot study showing the benefits of a musculoskeletal approach to this problem which you can view here. Developing a detailed understanding of the pelvis has seen Matt expand his interest into Men’s Health and offers a rich background to resolve continence and erectile dysfunction issues.

Rib or Thoracic Ring Dysfunction is a relatively new concept in physiotherapy which Matt has turned his hand to with fantastic results. The relationship the thorax has to the rest of the body is very influential. Correcting thoracic rings can help resolve issues as diverse as achilles tendinopathy to cervical pain to hand strains. It can be a powerful tool in Matt’s approach to treating the body in an integrated way.

Acupuncture and Dry needling has become an important part of Matt’s treatment options which include a large repertoire of manual techniques. Combining these is excellent for releasing muscle tension and assisting in training better motor patterns in the body. Corrective exercise prescription is an essential part of this strategy designed to restore patients to their desired level of activity.

For fitness Matt is a keen recreational cyclist.

 

Our Physiotherapists

Our physiotherapists can help restore your movement and function if you’ve been affected by an injury, illness or are recovering from an operation.

Our Sydney CBD physiotherapists can also provide you with advice in pain relief and rehabilitation to get you back on your feet and leading a happy and healthy life.

Click on any of the physiotherapists below to find their area of expertise.

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Brad McIntosh

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Stuart Baptist

Stuart Baptist

Area of Expertise - Hip, Shoulder, Men's Health

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Virginia Sherriff

Virginia Sherriff

Area of Expertise: Spine, core stability, pilates

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Matt Crawshaw

Matt Crawshaw

Area of Expertise: Neck, Headaches, Ribs, & TMJ

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Felicity MacArthur

Felicity MacArthur

Area of Expertise: Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Pilates, Paediatrics

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Denise Garcia

Denise Garcia

Area of Expertise: Ankles, Hips and Knees

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Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews

Area of Expertise: Tendon Injuries, Shoulder & Lower Limb

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Andrew Gooley

Andrew Gooley

Shoulder, Neck & Headaches, Back & Pelvis

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Jerry Gobel

Jerry Gobel

Massage Therapist

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Alex Nicholson

Alex Nicholson

Area of Expertise: Knee, Headaches, Spine, Shoulder and Tendinopathy

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Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

Area of Expertise: Knee, golf, hip and ankle

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Jackson Toigo

Jackson Toigo

Area of Expertise: Spine, Shoulder, Hip and Sporting Injuries

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Conor Keane

Conor Keane

Area of expertise: Spine, Low Back Pain and Headaches, Foot and Ankle

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Ian Nicholas

Ian Nicholas

Area of Expertise: Hips, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Shoulder

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Chantal Wingfield

Chantal Wingfield

Area of Expertise: Back, knee, core, pilates

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Abby Leung

Abby Leung

Spine, Pelvis and Women's Health

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