Matt Phillips is a Sports Therapist and Running Coach with a particular interest in movement & pain science. Though best known for helping runners (Running Injury Specialist for Running Fitness Magazine and writer for Runners Connect) Matt also works with many non-runners, especially people suffering from persistent pain. A keen advocate of evidence based treatment, Matt’s approach is often slightly different than what many are used to, with an emphasis on patient empowerment, self management and education.
With a background in strength & conditioning, Matt turned his attention to Sports Therapy in 2001 whilst working closely with runners of all levels from couch to elite. Disillusioned with the predominant ‘structural’ focus of much of the manual therapy courses taught at the time, Matt turned his attention to the Learning & Moving principles of the Feldenkrais Method, drawing interesting parallels with emerging concepts from modern neuroscience.
A popular presenter at national conferences, Matt has appeared on podcasts such as ‘The Physio Matters Podcast’ and ‘Chris Johnson PT’, and is also an online guest lecturer at ‘Runners Connect’ alongside esteemed names in the world of running research such as Bryan Heiderscheit, Greg Lehman, Jay Dicharry, Pete Larson and Irene Davis.
For a face to face consultation with Matt, you will need to head to Studio57Clinic on the South Coast of England where Matt is part of a multidisciplinary team of sports therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists and massage therapists, using the gait lab facilities of StrideUK for gait analysis & gait re-education.
Matt is also a lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. If you are interested in studying Sports Massage, Swedish Massage or just Anatomy & Physiology as a single subject, head over to the college website.