Matt Denby – Senior Physiotherapist, BSc, MCSP, PGCMatt Denby

A specialist musculoskeletal and rheumatology physiotherapist with over 12 years of experience working within the NHS and private clinics, providing manual therapy and hands on treatment. Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with BSc Hons’ in physiotherapy Matt has worked in a variety of settings within the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy; including GP practices, sports injury clinics, musculoskeletal departments, A&E, fracture clinics and plastics dressing clinic.

Matt followed this BSc with a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Musculoskeletal Clinical Practice, achieving commendation. He has completed diagnostic imaging training and forged links to both Nuffield Health and Rutherford Health where he can refer for medical imaging as required. He recently has worked alongside rheumatology specialists and expanded his skills repertoire within this specialism. Combining his expertise in MSK with rheumatology and developing management skills for chronic pain has helped enhance his diagnostic and management skills.

Matt is committed to continue to develop himself as a specialist physiotherapist, as well as looking to drive evidence based practice within the profession and has recently taken on a role as a champion for the North East Musculoskeletal Society; working alongside fellow like-minded physiotherapists across the region to provide opportunities for continued professional development. Recent course attendance includes Pain Management; Various Sporting injury courses; Management of the painful knee; Blood test interpretation; and he has completed a foundation course in acupuncture. Matt has also completed his injection therapy training and examination and is now a qualified injector.

Outside of physiotherapy Matt is a bit of a fitness fanatic. As a keen footballer, Matt played at various levels in the North of England and Scotland. He has recently hung his boots up due to the time constraints of juggling work; a demanding sport and his three young boys. Instead he has turned to road cycling and running. His love of sport has been a driving factor in his development of analysis of sporting injuries and the dynamics of movement, which helps to guide his assessment.