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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 is currently in Brisbane working for the Brisbane Lions AFL Club as their Physiotherapist and is unable to take clinic bookings.

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 is currently on maternity leave and not taking clinic bookings. 

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 also a provider for Tasmanian Institute of Sport athletes.

 

She has worked with the Tasmanian Devils Program (Mens and Womens) over the past 6 years and has worked with 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 has recently completed his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. He is enjoying having moved back to Launceston and has recently brought a house with his partner Maddy.

Julian has been enjoying working in private practice and his role with the Tasmanian Devils, he is now managing the Northern athletes for 2024. 

 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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JOSH BURK

Physiotherapist 

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours)

Josh is a physiotherapist with a wealth of knowledge. 

 

 He has been involved in private practice musculoskeletal rehabilitation for 6 years. He began working as an Exercise Physiologist before completing his Masters of Physiotherapy in Adelaide. Josh then returned home to Launceston to work in private practice Physiotherapy.

Josh is passionate about helping people understand and treat their pain. He incorporates a hands-on approach with strength principles to optimise recovery.

Josh is an avid runner and gym goer, and his experience in strength and conditioning provides for excellent exercise selection and programming. Particular areas of interest are shoulder, lower limb and running related injuries.

Josh has been involved in AFL strength and conditioning and physiotherapy for 4 years. He is the current head Physiotherapist for Bridgenorth Football Club Mens and Women’s in the NTFA Premier Division.

In his own time, Josh splits his time between the golf course, running and visiting local vineyards with his wife Evie.

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ZOE SHEPPARD 

Senior 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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