Matthew Hoffman—Physiotherapy on Country
Cameron Edwards APAM, has a yarn with Deadly physio Matthew Hoffman APAM, about the importance of connection to Country and the power of clinical yarning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that the following episode may contain the names and voices of people who are deceased.
A bit about Mathew
I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2019 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. I am a proud Woolwonga and Larrakia man, reigning from the Pine Creek/Burrundie and Darwin regions.
Throughout University and post-graduate experience, I developed skills across a variety of areas, having worked in private practice, aged care and Indigenous health sectors. I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal/sporting based injuries, neurological and vestibular conditions.
Indigenous Health has always been at the heart of my interest in physiotherapy, believing in a more holistic approach to treatment, which is what attracted me to working with Active Performance.
Country (from): Woolwonga of Pine Creek/Burrundie region and Larrakia of Darwin region
Country (currently living): Gimuy-walubarra yidi (Cairns)
Favourite Indigenous word: Corroboree (gathering, celebrating)
One word that sums up what Reconciliation or Closing the Gap looks like: Acknowledgement
Song of choice: My Island Home by Warumpi Band
Listen to The Deadly Physios playlist on Spotify.
Creators: Marko Stechiwskyj and Clare Pickering
Producer: Clare Pickering
Editors: Clare Pickering and Ali Aitken
Post-production: Ali Aitken
Artwork: Emma Bamblett
Theme music: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge
APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer: Lowana Williams and Alyce Merritt
APA marketing team: Nichola Stamatakos and Barbara Karametos
APA graphic designer: Mick Hibbert
APA communications: Claire Macuz
Website design: Eddy Kim
Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.