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WHO WE ARE

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ROSS MATTON

Director and Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science

Ross has practiced in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 9 years now, in both private practice and public hospital outpatient services. At the end of 2020 he decided to pursue his own passions and vision for what physiotherapy could be, founding Seaport Sports and Physiotherapy.

His core idea is trying to 'level the playing field' for his clients, and share as much understanding of their condition as possible, including using manual therapy as an education tool, not just to ease symptoms.

 

He also believes that strength and conditioning principles are for more than just athletes and are relevant to all musculoskeletal injuries.

Particular areas of interest include neck pain and headaches, back pain, injuries to the shoulder and ankle, and rehabilitation of painful tendons.

Ross is also a trained Vestibular Physiotherapist, treating dizziness and balance disorders related to post-concussion syndrome or inner-ear disorders.

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JOE MCCORMACK

Director and Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science

Joe has practiced in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 9 years, in private practice and elite sport settings. 

After living and working in Melbourne he decided to come back to his island home and do what he is passionate about.

With the vision of Seaport Sports and Physiotherapy he is able to use his clinical excellence and professional knowledge to rehabilitate the individual. 

He is the current Head Physio for the Tasmanian Devils and having previously worked for Hawthorn FC and Melbourne United, he brings a skill set unique to Seaport Sports Physiotherapy.

He has a large manual therapy, hands on approach using exercise and strength and conditioning principles to empower the individual through their journey.

Aside from musculoskeletal conditions he is passionate about managing back pain, lower limb; hip, knee and foot/ankle injuries. 

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ANNABEL GIBSON

Director and Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist 

Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Annabel has practiced in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy in private practice and sports settings for 7 years. 

After living and working in Melbourne for 2 years she values providing the highest level, evidence based care to everyone.

 

Alongside the Seaport Sports and Physiotherapy vision, she brings exceptional diagnostic skills and expertise in the management and rehabilitation of each individual using exercise and strength and conditioning principles.

With a background as a national level rower, she is a Rowing Australia preferred Physiotherapist and has an in-depth understanding of the demands of high level sport and the importance of athletic performance. She recently travelled to Italy as Physiotherapist for the Australian U23 Rowing Team for the 2022 World Championships.

 

She is a current Tasmanian Devils Physiotherapist and has previously worked for Hawthorn VFLW.

She has a strong foundation of injury rehabilitation and prevention and also enjoys treating sporting and exercise injuries, osteoarthritis (GLA:D osteoarthritis management), as well as lower limb injuries, stress fractures and post operative rehabilitation; ankle, knee and hip, shoulder, rib and thoracic spine pain.

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JULIAN JAMES

Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science

Julian was excited to join the practice after gaining his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney, being a Launceston local and completing his undergraduate studies here prior to moving interstate.


 Clinically Julian offers an extensive knowledge of strength and conditioning principles, with nationally recognised ASCA qualifications and experience as a strength and conditioning coach prior to becoming a physiotherapist. He is currently active on the sporting field with St Patrick's Old Scholars and has an interest in high level exercise prescription to get the best outcomes for all his clients.

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ZOE SHEPPARD 

Head Receptionist 

 

Meet Zoe, our receptionist who is a dedicated mother and a friendly face for our clients. When she's not at work, she spends her time with her family and is involved in many running events throughout the Launceston community. As a mother, Zoe understands the importance of creating a warm and welcoming environment, and she brings that same energy to her role as our receptionist.

 

She is always eager to greet our clients with a smile and make them feel comfortable and valued. Outside of work, Zoe enjoys adventures and exploring new places with her family. She also enjoys staying active and healthy, and she often incorporates her son into her workouts. They go for walks together, have climbed many of the Abels in Tasmania and hope to continue ticking those off the list. She believes in the importance of setting a positive example for her son and instilling healthy habits from an early age. So next time you visit our office, be sure to say hi to and ask her about her latest adventures, she'll be more than happy to share stories.

Zoe hopes to further her skills here while studying her Certificate III in business.

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