MATT BARKER IN OUR HOT SEAT

Today we are giving a virtual high five to one of our physios, Matt Barker.

Matt has a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and, ultimately, he is hugely passionate about helping people work through injuries and health challenges, through his awesome skills as a physiotherapist. And on top of all of that – Matt is also known for his super upbeat and positive nature.

Want to learn more about what makes Matt tick? Then check out this fun & insightful interview below.

 

I CHOSE TO ENTER THIS FIELD OF WORK BECAUSE…

At the age of 15, I sustained a back injury and was told I couldn’t play sport for a prolonged period of time – I saw a physio who’s treatment and dedication got me back on track sooner than expected, boosting my confidence and influenced my wanting to do the same for other people.

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB IS…

Being able to help people! I love being able to pass on knowledge, understanding and enabling people to achieve their goals.

THE FUNNIEST MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MY INDUSTRY IS…

Everyone thinks I just massage people all day long.

 

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN MY CAREER HAS BEEN…

In my personal life, I would have to say my Mum. She is an amazing lady & has supported me unconditionally and has always been the person I look to for advice and encouragement. From the late, last minute assignments to the big life decisions I can always rely on her!

And professionally – absolutely Nick Torrence . I first met Nick as his patient and was so impressed with his skill and style of physiotherapy that I straight away knew that was how I wanted to treat others.

IF I COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO MY 18-YEAR-OLD SELF, IT WOULD BE….

Time flies, make the most of it!

 

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT HAS BEEN…

Completing my Master’s degree and landing my dream job.

 

THE GREATEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE I HAVE OVER COME IS…

Finishing the 2015 half marathon, in 90 minutes whilst recovering from (another) injury.

 

I TRY TO RELAX BY…

Listening to records and eating burgers.

 

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

A sugar fix!

 

IF I HAD ONE SUPER POWER, IT WOULD BE….

Teleportation.

 

IF I COULD INVITE FOUR PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY, THEY’D BE…

Michael Jordan, Dave Grohl, Robin Williams, Han Solo.