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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 works for Carlton as their AFLW physiotherapist. Matt has learned a lot in this program which he takes back to the clinic to work as an educator for the rest of the team. Matt has also worked at Hawthorn Football Club, and begun his journey into elite sport with Old Carey in the VAFA.
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 loves keeping fit an active. He has completed triathlons, marathons and has now resigned himself to the golf course - at least for now. He is a proud Collingwood member and loves spending time with his nieces and nephews!
Megan began working in the private practice setting in 2013 and in that time has gained exposure to a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Megan has extensive Pilates experience, addressing running biomechanics & retraining and assessing and treating lower limb injuries, with special interest in the hip & knee. She has worked with both recreational and elite athletes across a number of sports including the AFL, gymnastics, dance, soccer and netball. Megan has had exposure to the Richmond Football club and both state and national level distance and track runners with an involvement in the Nike run club.
Megan has a strong passion for movement and educating her clients on the role that core stability plays. She works with clients to improve their core strength to prevent low back pain and leg injuries in both return to sport and every-day settings. Megan also works closely with women to improve the awareness of the pelvic floor in both pre and post-natal situations. Megan uses Clinical Pilates as her primary method of practice as a way to empower others to move, activate, strengthen and balance their body in a way that makes them feel good and achieve their individual health and well-being goals.
Megan is a firm believer in creating a healthy balanced mind and body, and has gone on to complete further study in both nutrition and health coaching, along with overall wellbeing and mental health. She has developed a special interest in working with young females experiencing challenges throughout their teenage years that may impact their performance such as a reduction in energy levels, hormone changes and altered nutrition to help prevent or manage conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Outside of work Megan lives and breathes all things movement and sunshine. She grew up in Country Victoria playing Netball, water skiing and danced from a young age. She loves summer, the beach, running, surfing, spending time with her friends & family and is a keen Tigers supporter.
Mitch completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of South Australia and has recently moved to Melbourne from Adelaide. He has experience in the private practice setting and also has spent time working at Royal Adelaide Hospital as an Allied Health Assistant. Mitch’s earliest interest in becoming a physio came from his own personal experience with two ACL reconstructions. He learned a lot from this as a patient himself, and continues to take pride in guiding patients through their rehabilitation and return to the activities they love.
He has a strong interest in sports performance and has worked with West Adelaide Football club in the SANFL as well as other local teams in Adelaide. Mitch likes to help clients achieve their goals through a combination of education, hands on treatment and self-management strategies to empower clients to take charge of their own health and well-being. He is also passionate about strength and exercise training, and believes this is a fantastic adjunct to enhance effects of manual therapy in clinic.
Outside of Physio, you’ll usually find Mitch immersed in sport. He has played basketball and football from a young age and has recently found a new obsession on the golf course. He also loves to travel, especially when he is able to hit the slopes on a snowboard. During down time, Mitch enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting away for a weekend wine tour, and cheering on the mighty Adelaide Crows.
Adam is a friendly and passionate Physiotherapist. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. He has a wide breadth of experience working across a range of hospital, private practice, community, aged care and surgical/operating theatre settings. This experience has given him an in depth understanding of the Australian healthcare system and enables him to effectively communicate with a range of health care professionals, enabling him to provide optimal care for his clients.
Adam enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, in particular he has a keen interest in neck and lower back pain and shoulder and upper limb injuries. Adam assists his clients to achieve their goals, through a combination of dry needling techniques, manual therapy, hands on treatment, education and self-management strategies. He also believes incorporating clinical Pilates exercises into a structured rehabilitation program can help to make his clients rehabilitation journey more enjoyable and achieves optimal results for the client.
Adam also holds a post graduate diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation which enables him to develop safe and effective injury specific rehabilitation programs for a wide range of individuals with different musculoskeletal injuries, chronic health conditions and personal goals.
Adam is passionate about health and fitness, outside of work you will often find him enjoying a beach run, ocean swim or F45 class, or trying the latest Michael Mosley intermittent fasting diet. Adam also loves to travel, play guitar, listen to music, sample new IPA’s and cook for and spend time with friends and family.
Admin Team Leader
Olivia Cosford (Liv) is our superstar Lead Admin team member and can always be spotted at the front desk with a big smile and friendly welcome as soon as you walk in our doors. She is the pulse that keeps the heartbeat of the Instinct Health admin team in rhythm.
Liv joins us with a wealth of customer service experience and has previously worked in other allied health practices for several years. She is passionate about making your journey with us here at Instinct Health as smooth and enjoyable as possible and is always on hand to answer any questions you may have!
Liv is also enthusiastic about marketing and business development and in recent years has invested heavily into her own personal development. Liv completed further study in Human Resources and is actively implementing much of what she has learned already. She is a very keen student and is always up for a chat with our clients about new ideas.
Liv is also passionate about health and fitness. She has just found a new passion for running and is training for her first half marathon, to complete this July! Outside of work, you will probably find her on her training runs, doing a Pilates class, looking for a puppy to adopt or spending time with her friends and family. She is also a Carlton supporter, but we won’t hold that against her!
Anna is part of the admin team here at Instinct Health and is enthusiastic about making your time at the clinic a great and welcoming experience.
Anna is very passionate about all things health and wellness and is currently studying full time while balancing her work here at Instinct. She is completing doing a double Bachelor's Degree in Business and Health Science with the aspiration of starting her own health-focused business one day.
Outside of work, Anna enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, doing a Pilates class or going for a walk, with a compulsory matcha latte in her hand. She is also extremely well-travelled – having lived here in Melbourne, plus Perth, and all the way to Holland!
Emily (Em) is one of our admin team members who can always be spotted at the front desk with a warm and bubbly presence. She loves getting to know both new and existing clients and is highly enthusiastic to help everyone in every way she can. Additionally, Em is always down for a chat and will always ask how someone’s day is going.
Em recently moved into her first apartment in Melbourne moving from country Victoria, originally hailing from the little country town of Yea. She is a full time student and currently studying her Bachelor of Psychological Science at Deakin University. She then has ambitions to complete a Master’s Degree in Neuropsychology. On top of her studies and working here at the clinic, she is also a Teacher’s Aid back home at Yea High School. Em has a wealth of experience and knowledge in allied health, nursing and customer service areas.
Em has a strong passion for challenging herself and has delved into a variety of community and volunteer projects both interstate and overseas. Some of her interests include painting, outdoor activities and spending quality time with her friends and family. Em is also a proud owner of 3 Hermit crabs named Leonardo DaPinchy, Bruce and Sheldon, all of whom are massive Hawthorn supporters!