Matt Murray-Downing

Physiotherapist, Practitioners

Matt has extensive physiotherapy experience, from high-pressure NHS roles to the world of international sport and is passionate about applying these principles to helping people in pain recover and achieve their goals.

Having obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia, Matt began his career in a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy role in the NHS in Suffolk and went on to gain experience in a range of hospital and community settings before moving into private practice and international sport.

Developing a wealth of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions as well as a broad spectrum of injuries, from lower back pain to pre/post operative orthopaedic injuries. He also trained in sports massage, kinesio-taping and shockwave therapy. More recently he has completed further education to become a strength and conditioning coach adding another speciality to his already diversified skillset.

Applying clinical expertise with his passion for sport, Matt has worked for many years in elite sports. Currently, he is working in Formula 2 as Performance Coach to a Red Bull Junior Driver, which involves international travel, athlete training and injury support and the application of specialist knowledge to a high-pressure environment. And it doesn’t stop at motor racing, Matt also manages some of Team GB’s gymnastics team and is currently working with the team as they prepare for the Paris Olympics. He has previously worked with Norwich City Football Club and the Oxford Boating Team. Working in high-performance sport has allowed Matt to develop a range of treatment modalities, including manual therapy, strength and conditioning, and performance coaching, which he applies to help support and rehabilitate patients in the journey to better function and achievement of exercise goals.

Beyond the world of physio, Matt is a keen rugby and squash player and enjoys cycling and skiing. Having competed for Essex County at Squash and toured the UK circuit, he understands the demands of high-level sport and the frustrations that injury can bring.

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