Matt O’Neill – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
PG Cert Diagnostic MSK Ultrasonography
CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTMSK and Neurological Therapist Parkstone and Corporate Clinics
- Specialist assessment and treatment of MSK conditions
- PG Cert. in Diagnostic MSK Ultrasonography
- Individual ergonomic and work related programmes
- PD Warrior training for Parkinsons
Prior to a career in physio Matt worked in IT and as a corporal in the Royal Corps of Signals in the Territorial Army. He was called up to serve in Helmand Province in 2008 where during a routine vehicle patrol his armoured patrol was hit by rocket propelled grenades. Matt survived but with a shattered leg that took 17 operations and phenomenal grit and determination to mend.
You can see what happened to him and his story in the video below…
Read Matt’s full story in this article here.
Inspired by the physio he received; Matt retrained and graduated from Southampton University in 2014 and, after working in Lymington and Southampton Hospitals, joined BWT five years ago.
Whilst working at BWT Matt has qualified with a PG Cert. in Diagnostic MSK (musculo-skeletal) Ultrasonography. This unique service uses sound waves to build up a picture of your injury or condition to enable an enhanced clinical diagnosis, accuracy of prognosis and can review and monitor the progress of treatment protocols for your condition.
Working both in BWT Clinics and in corporate health settings where the conditions treated are not just desk related problems but are ‘weekend warrior’ types too have, alongside a love of treating neurological conditions, given Matt a breadth of experience that not many physiotherapists can achieve.
Matt is the complete picture and states
‘I think you can relate to the injured a lot more when you have been through a similar experience yourself.’
In his spare time he volunteers to work with wounded servicemen teaching them to scuba dive as part of their rehabilitation.