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.
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 became an uncle for the first, and second time, in early 2018.
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 post-natal care, pelvic floor retraining and exercise throughout pregnancy and post-natally.
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!
Deana has been practicing yoga for over 9 years. Like many people, she began attending yoga classes to help with flexibility and to calm anxiety, however quickly realized how the practice of Yoga Asana (the movements) combined with Pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation can completely change ones outlook on life.
Dee teaches in a style that is uplifting with a focus on the mind-body connection. Her aim is to guide you through a flow that focuses on engaging all muscle groups safely while synergizing those movements to the breath. This works in well with Dee’s philosophy of “move every joint in every direction”.
When not teaching yoga, Dee loves spending time at the beach and believes in the therapeutic benefits of the salt water. She loves dogs, especially her golden retriever Ruby. Dee and her husband Michael cherish their walks together, with Ruby in toe. She is a great cook and loves to put a meal together at the end of the day as a method for winding down. A true summer baby, Dee loves the warmer weather and tends to hibernate in winter! She doesn’t take life too seriously and believes it’s important to stay young at heart.