Matthew King joined Aspire in 2022 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and a never-ending commitment to learning. Matt graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2016 with Honours. During his time at university, Matt also completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage and worked as an anatomy tutor, so he definitely knows where everything is. Since graduating, Matt has worked in highly regarded private practices developing his skills prior to being offered what he described as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” to join the team at Aspire where he is learning more and more. In recent years Matt has also completed many courses delivered by leaders in various fields of physiotherapy and has plans to complete his post-graduate Masters in the near future.

Matt is a Central Coast local that lives with his wife and two beautiful dogs. As a young boy Matt began his martial arts journey with Black Belt Martial Arts (BBMA). This has helped shaped Matt into the person he is today and he has taught Karate since the age of 15, growing as a student, mentor and as a teacher to thousands of students and their families. This has also provided Matt with an invaluable set of tools in communication, teaching, listening and understanding, empathy and patience that are wonderful attributes in his physiotherapy work.

Matt has also taken himself out of his comfort zone. As a 17 year old high school graduate with a comfortable life, he enlisted as a Rifleman in the Australian Army in the ADF Gap Year Program. This was as challenging as it was rewarding, further cementing Matt’s values of respect and humility. On completion, Matt transferred to the Army Reserves whilst he began his Physiotherapy study. So with Matt’s experience in the army while also being a black belt in karate, we suggest that you don’t mess with him!

Matt’s clinical special interests are lower limb injuries (hip, groin, knee, ankle, and foot), sports injuries (particularly martial arts and dance injuries), tendinopathy, adolescent growth-related conditions, neck pain and headaches, and all complex injuries requiring detailed assessment, investigation and diagnostics, including chronic pain (CRPS / central sensitisation). Matt loves the tough and tricky stuff, and embraces patients with complicated presentations.

We are all excited that Matt is part of our Aspire team and you can be confident that you will be in excellent hands.