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“Here at Instinct Health, we truly believe that your health should be second nature.”
We often take our health for granted but why can't we spend a little time focussing on our health each and every day so that it becomes Instinct?
We want to work with you to become the best version of yourself that you can. Whatever your GOAL is, we want to be right there next to you to help achieve it! If you want to run a half marathon, swim 5 laps at your local pool or just have enough energy and strength to run around after a toddler, we are here to help.
Meet the Instinct Team
Director & Senior Physiotherapist
Matt founded Instinct Health in 2017 after several years working across a number of settings. Matt grew up in Melbourne and started his physiotherapy career working in public hospitals across the East. He honed his physiotherapy skills in the hospital working across the Emergency Departments, Outpatient and Fracture Clinics as well as working in neurological rehabilitation.
As well as his work at Instinct, Matt is also currently the Head Physiotherapist for the Hawthorn VFLW team. This has given Matt great exposure to AFL and elite sporting programs.
His experience has given him a keen interest in treating neck pain and low back pain and Matt believes that Clinical Pilates is a great tool for treating these conditions.
Outside of work, Matt completed his first marathon in 2016 and his first half marathon in 2017 and loves keeping active whenever possible. He will tell you he is a proud Collingwood member and loves spending time with his niece and nephew!
Kate has been working in private practice since graduating from Monash University in 2015. During her career, Kate has always worked in elite sport. She has worked across men’s and women’s football clubs including Frankston Dolphins, Box Hill Hawks and now Hawthorn Hawks. Kate also currently works with the Vic Metro under 18 female football team.
Despite her strong relationship with sporting clubs, Kate has always had a passion for women’s health including pre and postnatal care, pelvic floor retraining and exercise throughout pregnancy and postnatally.
Kate also has a thirst for knowledge, returning to university this year to complete her graduate certificate in sports physiotherapy with the ambition to subsequently complete her Masters of Physiotherapy once completed.
When not working in-rooms, Kate is bit of foodie! She loves exploring new cafes and restaurants around Camberwell. She also fancies herself as a bit of a MasterChef and has developed a reputation for bringing her creations with her into Instinct! She enjoys keeping fit and loves boxing classes!
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Curtis joins us after completing his Masters of Sport Science in Strength and Conditioning from Edith Cowan University. This stemmed from his passion for consistently leading an active lifestyle from a young age and forms a key pillar in his life.
Curtis has a long history in working in elite sport with involvement from junior athletes right through to professional adults. His own sporting background has taken him through Diving and Athletics and has subsequently returned to coaching in the sports. He is currently working for Hawthorn on their VFLW Strength and Conditioning team.
He has also worked as a personal trainer for a number of years and works with people throughout their life cycle. His passions lie in athlete development and long term injury prevention for those athletes. He has always had a strong focus on improving strength, power and speed and will include some aspect of these elements in most training sessions he completes with clients. And he LOVES his core exercises, so make sure you get him to include some of these if your sessions!
Outside of work, Curtis tries his hand in AFL football himself, recreational basketball and still finds time for the occasional motorcycle race.
Nadege started practicing Yoga over 10 years ago when she first moved to Australia from France. It was love at first posture and began exploring a host of different yoga styles. This passion for practicing yoga culminated in the completion of her teacher training in 2015 in Thailand. Nadege has furthered her qualifications into several different styles of Yoga, Life Coaching and Mindfulness.
Nadege suffered a back injury an this inspired her to explore slower and more supportive styles of Yoga. She then went on to study Yin and Supported Restorative Yoga formally. Her teaching method incorporates Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga and will always tailor the practice to the needs of the individuals within the group. Her style includes dedicated breathing exercises and mindful practice with the intention to develop self-awareness of the students. Nadege loves working with clients to improve physical and mental wellbeing and to deepen the connection between the mind and the body.
When not practicing or teaching Yoga, Nadege loves her travel and tries to get back to her native France. Her travel obsession does not rest there, as she has been to 55 counties over 5 continents! She enjoys a walk through any natural wonder, she loves catching international film and learning new languages (she already speaks 3!). Oh, and she loves exploring the various cuisines from her travels!